Education and Training Opportunities
The Health Physics Society provides educational opportunities for those attending the annual and midyear meetings through the Professional Enrichment Program (PEP) and the Continuing Education Lecture (CEL) Series.
The PEP courses include review topics or topics of current interest, are two hours in length, and are offered at a nominal cost to the participant. The course listing changes each meeting, but the listings and abstracts are available in the meeting registration material. The courses provide four continuing education credits toward recertification of certified health physicists.
The CEL Series lectures include review topics or topics of current interest. These one-hour lectures are offered at no cost to the participant. The course listing changes each meeting, but the listings and abstracts are available in the meeting registration material. The courses provide two continuing education credits toward recertification of certified health physicists.
Starting with the 56th Annual Meeting, the PEP courses and CEL lectures are now being hosted on the Mountains and Plans Educational Research Center website at http://maperc.mycrowdwisdom.com/diweb/catalog/t/1631/c/61. You can register online and provide the fee via a credit card. Each presentation includes the video of the presenter and the slide being discussed. The participant receives an electronic handout for later review. Alternatively, you can reach the CSU catalog of PEPs and CELs via http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/academics/erhs/Pages/health-physics-continuing-education.aspx.
Professional Development School
The Professional Development School (PDS, formerly called Summer School) is the responsibility of the PDS Committee. The purpose of the school is to provide a professional development opportunity to members of the Society. It is a topical school sponsored by a host chapter, consortium of chapters, or section. The PDS runs in length from a day or two up to one week and provides up to 32 continuing education credits toward recertification of certified health physicists, depending on the length of the course.
The PDS website is here.
Health Physics Academic Programs in the United States
To provide students and other interested parties with current information on education programs in the field of health physics, the Health Physics Society's Academic Education Committee has a website with this information on it, Health Physics Academic Education Resource Information.
Student Scholarships, Fellowships, and Research Grants
Student opportunities, including information on scholarships, fellowships, research grants, and other financial support opportunities, are located on our Students page.