School of Physics and Radiological Sciences
RTU offers degrees and certificate programs in the Radiological Sciences:
- Master of Science in Medical Physics
- Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry
- Master of Science in Medical Health Physics
- Master of Science in Health Physics
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Dosimetry
- Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy
- Proton Therapy Certificate
The leaders of RTU have recognized the need for these programs both nationally and internationally. These programs are very clinically oriented and provide the student with the tools to ensure they are clinically and academically sound. These fields have experienced a large increase in technology available at a time when the technical knowledge base has decreased. This has created a void in these professions. These professions offer promising futures for the graduates and, more importantly, have an impact in saving people’s lives. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome all questions. Let’s make a difference.
Brent D. Murphy, MS, DABR
Medical Physicists ensure that all radiation equipment is safe for patient use. The clinical Medical Physicist is a must need for all Radiation Therapy Centers and large Imaging Departments.
The Medical Dosimetrist is actively engaged in patient imaging, simulation, and treatment planning. Treatment Planning in Radiation Therapy requires an individual that is creative, diligent, and passionate about making a difference.
Medical Health Physics
The Medical Health Physicist is responsible for radiation safety aspects necessary to ensure the safe use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation sources. Examples include sources in radiation therapy, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, biomedical research, and lasers used in all areas of the hospital.
The Health Physicist is responsible for the radiation safety aspects of industrial, nuclear, or regulatory agencies. Health Physicists can have careers spanning from health physicists in environmental protection agencies, to regulators for hazardous waste handling, to radiation safety officers in nuclear reactors.