Students within the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences may pursue certificate, minor, bachelor, and graduate degrees in the areas of health physics, comprehensive medical imaging, and radiography.
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The mission of the health physics program is to provide a high-quality education experience for students in the fields of environmental health physics, medical physics, and radiation safety. The educational experience is accomplished through rigorous classroom instruction aided by computer and multimedia instruction, practical laboratory experiences, an introduction to the principles of research, and mentoring. Students interested in the medical physics programs can find information regarding program accreditation and the medical physics certification process.
The comprehensive medical imaging program is designed to educate students in a foundation of mathematics and the sciences applicable to the interdisciplinary and applied science of diagnostic imaging. There are three available tracks of study: computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging, radiography, and ultrasound. Students interested in the ultrasound program can find information regarding program accreditation and the ultrasound registry process.
The radiography program prepares students for entry-level clinical practice. Program administration, faculty, and staff provide didactic and clinical education opportunities that adhere to recognized standards.