Mission Statement and Accreditation

Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the Radiologic Sciences and Therapy Program is to prepare graduates professional level careers in the radiologic sciences, in advanced clinical practice, in research, and in life-long scholarly activity.

Our mission is realized by the following goals:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking through evidence-based practice and professional decision making in the care of patients.
  • Demonstrate clinical competency through mastery of knowledge, psychomotor skills, and clinical reasoning while providing high quality patient care.
  • Communicate in a clear and effective manner, both verbally and in writing, with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Cultivate a professional work ethic, demonstrating a positive attitude and leadership skills.

These goals are measured through individual program Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):

Program Effectiveness Data

Accreditation Status

Radiography and Radiation Therapy

The Radiography Program and the Radiation Therapy Program at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Radiography Program: Accredited status

The Radiography program’s current award is 8 years. General program accreditation information and the current accreditation award letter can be found on JCERT's website

Radiation Therapy Program: Accredited status

The Radiation Therapy program’s current award is 8 years. General program accreditation information and the current accreditation award letter can be found on JCERT's website

20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304



The Abdomen-Extended, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Vascular DMS program at Ohio State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

Sonography Program: Accredited status – 5 years

CAAHEP – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: 727-210-2350

JRC-DMS - Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 443-973-3251
Fax: 866-738-3444

Letter From the Director

Letter from the Director

The field of medical imaging has never been more promising for medicine and the future of healthcare. Today's technology is enabling imaging professionals to be involved in providing outcomes that improve patients' lives through the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease.

Ohio State's Radiologic Sciences and Therapy Program is designed to help fill these needs.  We offer a bachelor's degree that is unlike other training options as it comprises freshman and sophomore general campus courses and the specializations that make our graduates more marketable in the medical imaging professions.

We invite you to peruse these pages to learn more about the program and how you can embark on a challenging and rewarding career in the growing health care field of radiologic sciences and therapy.

US News & World Report has selected the top 10 best occupations for a great return on tuition dollars.  Two of the highlighted occupations for student investment are radiation therapist and respiratory therapist.  The need in Radiation Therapy is expected to grow by nearly a third between 2008 and 2018, as advancements make radiation safer and more widely prescribed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Likewise, employment as a Respiratory therapist is expected to jump more than 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has predicted that jobs for Radiographers are growing faster than the average (9% increase between 2014-2024), which includes MRI technologists.  The US DOL has also predicted that jobs for Sonographers are growing much faster than the average (24% increase between 2014-2024).  Likewise the job outlook for Radiation Therapist is growing much faster than the average (14% increase between 2014-2024)  To find out more about salary and more US job rates for these professions go to:

Radiologic Technologists

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Radiation Therapists 

How to Give Back

Radiologic Sciences have to funds established that you can make donations to. Please click on the links below to be taken directly to the online donation page.

Radiologic Technology Fund Sonography Scholarship Fund 

History of the Division

History of the Division

The Division began in 1971 with Dr. Ballinger creating one of the first BS Radiography programs in the country. The Ohio State University Medical Center had a long history of training Radiographers in a hospital based certificate program. Dr. Ballinger helped to complete the final year of the hospital based Radiography program while implementing his BS degree Radiography program. The BS Radiography program graduated their first class of BS Radiographers in 1973 and we continue this tradition to the present date.  Many of the country’s educators and administrators have been supplied by this landmark Radiography program. The list of Division Directors/Chairs of the Department is provided below:
  • ​1971-1995 — P​hilip W. Ballinger, PhD, RT(R), FASRT, FAIERS Assistant Professor/Director
  • 1995-2003 ​— William F. Finney, MA, RT(R) Assistant Professor/Director
  • 2003-2004 — Terri Bruckner, PhD, RT(R)(CV) Interim Director
  • 2004-Present — Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS Professor/Director

Dr. Bruckner oversaw the Radiography program as curricular changes provided graduates with more specialized clinical experiences.  The Radiography graduating class of 2004 was the first group to enhance their education by choosing to study CT, MRI, mammography, VIR, Quality management, management, or education.

In 2007, Dr. Evans accepted the first BS degree candidates into the newly created courses of study in Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Vascular Technology and Radiation Therapy. 

Although the BS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography was new, the BS in Radiation Therapy was accomplished by integrating the hospital based Radiation Therapy training program into the School.  Ms. Ruth Hackworth was the original Program Director of the Radiation Therapy’s hospital based program and guided her programmatically accredited course of study to the BS level. The class of 2009 marked the first combined set of graduates in Radiograp​hy, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Radiation Therapy.  Dr. Nina Kowalczyk has worked to make the AS to BS course of study, in all the disciplines, a series that advances a graduate’s career options and as such has increased our enrollment.
The Division was renamed in 2007 as Radiologic Sciences and Therapy to more aptly describe the courses of studies offered. As a collective, the programs of Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Vascular Technology, and Radiation Therapy have demonstrated impressive outcomes that make them preeminent educational preparation for entering the field of medical imaging/therapy.