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Health Physics Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

​The educational objectives of the health physics program support the mission of Colorado State University through our graduates contributing to the public health and safety of Coloradoans, the United States, and the world in radiation safety. Our graduates' knowledge of radiation protection and the ability to communicate this information supports both the university and the departmental goals and objectives.

​Educational Objectives

The Colorado State University Master of Science in Health Physics objectives for graduates is to: 

  • Obtain a broad, fundamental technical knowledge of health physics and other specialties related to radiation protection and measurements.

  •  Continually develop professional communication skills and expertise.

  •  Gain practical experience in solving applied health physics problems.

  •  Obtain professional certification.

​Student Outcomes

The outcomes desired by Master of Science in Health Physics graduates are as follows:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of health physics and related fields or specialties, including statistics, radiobiology, radiochemistry and radioecology.

  • An ability to formulate a hypothesis, design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

  • An ability to develop and implement a program to meet radiation safety needs of workers and protection of the general public.

  • An ability to function independently and on multi-disciplinary teams.

  • An ability to identify and solve health physics problems.

  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

  • An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions to contemporary public health issues in a global and societal context.

  • A recognition of the need to engage in life-long learning.

  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.


Health Physics Master's Program Student Enrollment and Graduation Data​ ​ ​ ​

Academic Year​

New Master's

Total Students

Total Students

2015 - 2016




2016 - 2017




2017 - 2018