Health Physics

Refresher Course

FEBRUARY 5 - MAY 9, 2019

About The Course

Prepare yourself to take Part I, Part II, or both parts of the Certification Exam of the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) or refresh your knowledge of health physics principles and practices through this 13-week course. The course reviews fundamental concepts with an emphasis on problem solving skills. The course will include typical Part I and II problems integrated with the lesson material. Solutions and methods will later be presented to provide insight into an appropriate examination response.

Who Should Attend

Individuals preparing to take the ABHP Certification Exam, health physicists maintaining their ABHP continuing education requirements, and for those aspiring to refresh and improve their fundamental knowledge and technical skills.

What The Course Covers
  • Basic Physical Concepts and Necessary Mathematical Skills
  • Interaction of Radiation with Matter
  • Instrumentation
  • Shielding and Activation
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Internal and External Dosimetry
  • Airborne Radioactivity and Control
  • Measurement and Counting Statistics
  • Environmental Health Physics
  • Fuel Cycle and Transportation
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Accelerators
  • Reactor Health Physics
  • Medical Physics
  • Non-Ionizing Radiation

February 5 to May 9, 2019


Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00p - 7:00p


13 weeks of class to be taught within 14 calendar weeks. No class will be provided during the public school spring break (April 1-5, 2019). Makeup days may be provided to accommodate changing instructor availability or extenuating circumstances.



Fee includes a copy of Introduction to Health Physics, 5th Edition, by Thomas Johnson, and the Health Physics Solutions Manual, 3rd Ed., by Thomas Johnson.


1810 Terminal Drive, Richland, WA 99354 (Mount Rainier Room)