Health Physics

The Master of Science in Health Physics Program is the only one of its kind in Alabama, and focuses on protecting human life by balancing the risks and benefits of radiation as a whole and ionizing radiation specifically. We at the UAB School of Health Professions are in a unique position to train a new generation of health physicists that play a critical role in ensuring safety emphasizing medical aspects of the field. This profession requires cross-disciplinary critical thinking and is in high demand both in the United States and globally. Choose excellence. Choose UAB. For more information about the field of Health Physics please see the Health Physics Society website found at: 


Campus Fall 120x120All applications to the Master of Science in Health Physics program are completed through the UAB Graduate School admissions process. Please select this section for additional information concerning the specific admissions requirements for the Health Physics program as well as information concerning applying as a UAB graduate student.

Faculty & Staff

HealthPhysicsFacultyThe Health Physics faculty create a culture of innovation and collaboration that embraces social responsibility and entrepreneurial principles. UAB faculty are teachers, scholars, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs who earn the highest honors in their fields, lead professional societies and provide exceptional mentoring and training.


Lab ClassStudents in the Health Physics program complete specific courses according to a planned and structured program of study. Students fulfill program degree requirements in a logical scope and sequence process. The sequence is intended to facilitate the success in the overall degree requirements.

The Master of Science in Health Physics degree program is designed to prepare the student to take the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) Examination, which, once both parts are passed, can lead to a Certified Health Physics (CHP) designation. Specific licensure requirements may vary from state to state. UAB is working to develop an online, publicly-accessible database to assist in providing this information. In the meantime, if you are interested in learning about potential professional licensure requirements in your state for a specific degree program, please contact UAB State Authorization at, or call Dr. Lisa Reburn at 205-934-3258.