School of Radiation Therapy

The School of Radiation Therapy at CancerCare Manitoba has been training radiation therapists for over 60 years in the unique requirements necessary to provide this specialized care.

CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) is pleased to participate in a diploma/degree program with The University of Winnipeg - Faculty of Science that builds on the educational programming that CCMB offers while providing the broader educational programming that a University can provide.

Application for the September 2024 intake into the CancerCare Manitoba/University of Winnipeg, Department of Physics Joint Diploma/BSc Degree in Radiation Therapy will be accepted by the University of Winnipeg until March 1, 2024.

The four-year program includes the following:

Year One:
Specific university/college courses are required to be completed before applying for entry into Year Two of the Radiation Therapy program. These courses can be taken at The University of Winnipeg, or any accredited educational college or university that The University of Winnipeg recognizes. Potential candidates apply through The University of Winnipeg for entry into Year Two of Radiation Therapy programming.

Years Two-Four:
After the selection process, students are registered in the Radiation Therapy diploma/degree program. Most programming for years two to four is offered through CCMB in a dedicated classroom space adjacent to CCMB's main site, located near the Health Sciences Centre. Clinical education is provided at the main site with additional (limited) opportunities through the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre in Brandon.

Students complete the requirements for a diploma through CCMB, enabling access to the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists national certification exams. Additional courses offered through The University of Winnipeg will complete their four-year Science degree in Radiation Therapy and enable access to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam as well as other career and educational opportunities. 

Read the School of RT brochure for more information.

To support the CancerCare Manitoba mission, the School of RT education program provides: