Certification in Radiological Engineering and Health Physics

Radiological Main

Next Offerings: 

Radiation Physics and Radiological Engineering:

August 1, 2022 – September 19, 2022

Radiation Dosimetry:

October 3, 2022 – November 21, 2022

Radiation Safety and Radiological Instrumentation:

January 23, 2023 – March 13, 2023

 


Program Description 

The Certification in Radiological Engineering & Health Physics (REHP) is a program designed for practicing engineers seeking to increase their skills and knowledge in the field of radiological engineering and health physics. The REHP certification is delivered 100% online and asynchronously. This training provides first-hand knowledge and applied techniques to gain a better understanding of radiological engineering and health physics concepts to establish oneself or launch an early career in radiological sciences and engineering. Students will find numerous applications in the field of radiation safety, health physics, medical physics, and imaging, radiation dosimetry, environment health and safety, nuclear power plant operations, nuclear safeguards and nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear forensics and practically in any discipline related to nuclear engineering and radiological sciences.

The Certification in Radiological Engineering & Health Physics (REHP) program consists of three, non-credit courses. The first course, Radiation Physics and Radiological Engineering, provides a solid foundation for understanding fundamental radiation physics and associated processes. The knowledge of procedures learned in the second course, Radiation Dosimetry, enables students to understand the basic concept of calculating an external and internal radiation dose. The third course, Radiation Safety and Radiological Instrumentation, enables students to acquire basic radiation protection principles and applied philosophies and instrumentation techniques to detect and measure radiation in real-time. Overall, all three courses lay a solid foundation for understanding Radiological Engineering and Health Physics. Completing the certification will further strengthen the knowledge gained towards potential applications in industry, research, medical setting, etc.

While the courses are delivered asynchronously, each is led by Dr. Vaibhav Sinha, who is available to assist students and answer questions. A certificate of completion is provided after a student completes each course. Once a student completes all three, they receive the Certification in Radiological Engineering & Health Physics from the College of Engineering.


Who should take this certification

The Certification in Radiological Engineering & Health Physics (REHP) program provides comprehensive knowledge of Radiological Engineering and Health Physics which will be directly or indirectly helpful to establishing a successful career in desired fields of nuclear engineering and radiation sciences. This training provides the first-hand knowledge and applied techniques to gain a better understanding of radiological engineering and health physics concepts to establish oneself or launch an early career in radiological sciences and engineering, which may find numerous applications in the field of radiation safety, health physics, medical physics, and imaging, radiation dosimetry, environment health and safety, nuclear power plant operations, nuclear safeguards and nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear forensics and practically in any discipline related to nuclear engineering and radiological sciences.

This course is suitable for early-career professionals who would like to pursue a career in radiation sciences and applied fields, i.e., Radiation Safety Technologists, Nurses, or Allied Health Specialists working in the Radiological Environment, Technicians/Technologists in Decommissioning and Decontamination facilities, Nuclear Reactor Operators, Medical Physics Professionals, Imaging Technologists, Radiation Safety Officer, Health Physicist, Medical Physicist, Retired Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officers or a professional seeking career in Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Sciences in general.

Earning the REHP certification can also be the first step in enrolling in a graduate program in nuclear engineering, health physics, or medical physics. While the REHP certification does not guarantee a placement in an M.S. or Ph.D. program in Nuclear Engineering at The Ohio State University, it can positively impact the graduate admission application considering the overall admission process.


Upon completion of the certification, learners will be able to:

  1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of radiological physics with applied knowledge in nuclear engineering, health physics and medical physics professions.
  2. Develop an understanding of radiation dosimetry techniques for external and internal dose assessment calculations.
  3. Develop a comprehensive understanding of radiological instrumentation systems and applied knowledge in radiation safety and shielding.

What students can expect

The online delivery of each course is comprised of:

  • Instructional material equivalent to a one semester credit hour class.
  • Approximately 40 hours of class time per course that consists of 12-13 hours of recorded online instruction and 23-24 hours of additional out-of-class work (note - this is not the amount of time it will take a person to complete the course work).
  • All course lectures are recorded and available to you 24/7 through the university's Learning Management System called - Carmen. 
  • ​Course duration of approximately 7 weeks. See course pages for exact schedule.

Course Sequence and Pre-Requisites

A bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field is strongly recommended.

Certification in Radiological Engineering and Health Physics Courses and Registration Links

Students must complete all three courses listed below to receive the certification.

PROGRAM FEES

Course Fee:

$995 per person
 

Early Bird Discount:

$920 per person (if registered & paid for three weeks in advance) 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Vaibhav Sinha

Vaibhav Sinha is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University. Dr. Sinha has years of professional experience in radiation detection, imaging measurements and associated instrumentation. Prior to joining OSU, he contributed to different research projects involving development of calibration phantoms for whole/mobile body counters, medical radioisotope production by a linear particle accelerator, development of a fast neutron generator, neutron, x-ray and gamma shielding for design of imaging/irradiation facilities.

Advantages of this program

Busy professionals find this program meets their professional goals while providing a flexible learning experience. As a student in the program, you’ll enjoy:

  • All courses are delivered in 100% distance-learning format and asynchronously.
  • Being taught by top faculty from The Ohio State University.
  • Courses that focus on the most important components of radiological engineering.
  • The option to take standalone courses for targeted learning or complete three courses to earn the certification.
  • Students select their own pace towards completion of the Certification.

Ohio's TechCred Program gives businesses the chance to upskill employees. Businesses who submit applications (for approved programs) are reimbursed up to $2000 per credential, when current or prospective employees complete technology-focused credentials. Check with your employer to learn if they're willing to assist you with enrolling in the TechCred program and receiving funding to pay for the Radiological Engineering Certification. 

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions please contact:

 

Darla da Cruz
Professional & Distance Education Programs

Email: eng-profed@osu.edu

Call: 614-292-7153

Text: (614) 654-8875