Advanced Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics

The Certificate in Medical Physics is designed to provide individuals holding terminal degrees in physics or a closely related field with the didactic coursework required for eligibility to enter medical physics residency programs. This is a two-semester certificate offering courses in basic radiation sciences and clinical medical physics.

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the Certificate in Medical Physics will:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles associated with the clinical use of both ionizing and non-ionizing radiations.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the operation of radiation producing and detecting devices commonly used in therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
  • Have an understanding of the basic computational principles associated with therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
  • Have a complete understanding of the wide-ranging clinical duties of therapeutic and diagnostic medical physicists.
  • Be capable of effectively communicating technical information in both oral and written form.

Be prepared to pursue a lifetime of self-directed learning and professional development.

Career Possibilities

Medical physicists are typically employed in:

  • Hospitals
  • Imaging centers
  • Radiation oncology centers
  • University medical centers
  • Industry

Graduate Catalog

This is the official repository of graduate program requirements, graduate program handbooks, and Graduate College policies.

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