A.S. Health Physics

Admission to this program requires approval of the Department Chair.

The objective of the Idaho State University program that awards an Associate of Science in Health Physics is to develop an individual to assume the role of a health physics technician (sometimes referred to as Radiological Control Technician or RCT) with the knowledge in radiological and biological sciences appropriate for this career option. That same knowledge serves as the basis for certification by the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologist (NRRPT). Students completing this program will develop the fundamental skills important to life-long learning and advancing within the discipline of Health Physics.

Students must fulfill 8 of the 9 University General Education Requirements (a minimum of 36 credits--see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog.)

BIOL 1101
Biology I
and Biology I Lab (Partially Satisfies General Education Objective 5)
BIOL/HPHY 3307Radiobiology2
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
CHEM 1112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
COMM 1101Fundamentals of Oral Communication (Satisfies General Education Objective 2)3
ENGL 1102Writing and Rhetoric II (Partially Satisfies General Education Objective 1)3
ECON 1100Economic Issues (Partially Satisfies General Education Objective 6)3
MATH 1147Precalculus5
MATH 1143
MATH 1144
Precalculus I: Algebra
and Precalculus II: Trigonometry
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)3
PHIL 1101Introduction to Philosophy (Partially Satisfies General Education Objective 4)3
PHYS 1111General Physics I3
PHYS 1113General Physics I Laboratory1
PHYS 1112General Physics II3
PHYS 1114General Physics II Laboratory1
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)3
HPHY 2217RCT Internship3
HPHY 2218Fundamentals of Radiation Protection Physics3
HPHY 2219RCT Internship II3
HPHY 2225Radiation Protection Instrumentation3
HPHY 2226Radiation Protection I3
HPHY 2227Radiation Protection II3
HPHY 2228Health Physics Regulations3
HPHY 3300Medical Electronics2
Total Credits74