Mount Sinai Center for Radiation Therapy Education

Radiation Therapy Program

The role of a radiation therapist is deeply rewarding, as they are an integral member of the radiation oncology team. Radiation therapists are responsible for patient positioning, operating a linear accelerator, delivering dose, and recording the process with fine attention to detail and a refined aptitude for patient care.

Mount Sinai’s Department of Radiation Oncology and Stony Brook University are partnered to provide collaborative radiation therapy education across both campuses. Through this industry-academic partnership, students will gain the academic expertise through didactic coursework at Stony Brook University plus the clinical expertise of Mount Sinai, a national leader in radiation oncology and medical education. Students will hone the skills that are required to serve our patients in the community while maintaining ethical standards and professionalism in and out of the clinic.

Our program offers a bachelor’s degree in health science through Stony Brook University, followed by a 12 month post-baccalaureate clinical year through the Mount Sinai Health System.

The total length of the program is five years: four years as a health science major and 12 months of clinical training (non-credit continuation of study at Mount Sinai).

The Radiation Therapy program curriculum requires prerequisites in courses such as physics and anatomy. Specialized Radiation Therapy program curriculum includes but is not limited to:

  • Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy
  • Radiobiology and Health Physics
  • Radiographic Anatomy
  • Radiation Oncology/Medical Physics II
  • Pathology

Upon completion of the undergraduate degree in health science, our students engage in clinical rotations throughout the Mount Sinai Health System where they are exposed to state of the art technology and learn to deliver a wide range of treatments including stereotactic body radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and intensity modulated radiation therapy.

Radiation therapists are on the front lines of providing individualized cancer care. Upon completion of our program, students become an integral part of the health care team in the battle against cancer and leaders in providing the highest level of patient care.

Preference is given to students who document an overall GPA of 2.5 in college level coursework; a strong science and math background (minimum “C” grade in each course and an overall natural science GPA of 2.5). Recommended coursework includes calculus, general physics, human anatomy physiology, and medical terminology. Students must also maintain an above average mid semester grade in physics pre-requisites.

Preference is also given to students who can document health care experience (paid or volunteer) and/or community service. We seek applicants who are interested in radiation therapy and have shadowed a radiation therapist for a minimum of 5 days.

Students must be enrolled as a health science major at Stony Brook University to apply to our radiation therapy program.

For more information on how to enroll and apply, please contact our Program Director, Maria Dimopoulos at

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