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Biomedical Physics

Program Overview

Program Overview

As you plan a career in medicine, biophysics or medical physics, it's essential to have a firm foundation in physics, chemistry and biology. As medicine and biology advance, so does physics. So let us prepare you with chances to join in research and laboratory opportunities alongside of our seasoned faculty. Learn how to apply the laws of motion and energy to living systems. And we'll make sure that the groundwork laid will nurture your faith. You'll discover a close-knit community where lifetime relationships take root.



Research Opportunities

We know that you want to be an innovator in the field. That’s why we offer unique research opportunities in our state-of-the-art facilities with our world-class faculty so that you can hone your expertise.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

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    Randy Bybee

    Department Chair - Physics and Professor

    Randy is a native Tennessean, having grown up in Gainesboro, a small town about 85 miles east of Nashville. After undergraduate work at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN, Randy...

    Meet Randy Bybee
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    Alan Bradshaw


    Meet Alan Bradshaw
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    Michael Watson


    Meet Michael Watson

Career Paths

Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software used in healthcare.

Medical Scientists

Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes, such as cell development, growth, heredity, and disease.