One of three specialized programs of its kind in Canada, our Electroneurophysiology (ENPY) grads are as sought after as our program. Hospitals and healthcare clinics use trained technologists to operate electroneuro-diagnostic testing equipment. As the only provider of ENPY training program in BC, BCIT is integral in facilitating these processes.
About the program
At BCIT, we believe that people learn what they practice. Our programs are designed to provide you with a strong foundation in theory and practical work experience, while training you to use specialized equipment to access information on the health of the nervous system.
- Two-year, full-time diploma program
- Small, eight-person classes personalize your learning
- On-campus lectures and labs deliver a strong theoretical foundation
- Three clinical experiences provide hands-on skills, training, and practice
Visit Program Details to find out more about studying Electroneurophysiology at BCIT.
Who it’s for
This program is for individuals who:
- Enjoy interacting directly with patients in a hospital environment
- Thrive on using analytical thinking skills
- Are BC residents or out-of-province sponsored students
- Have a high school diploma or higher level of education
Our comprehensive selection process ensures that students accepted into BCIT are a great fit from day one. Click on Entrance Requirements to see if this program is right for you.
What grads can do
Our grads get work. Our program has everything in place to ensure that you can work as an electroneurophysiology technologist as soon as you graduate. See Graduating and Jobs to learn what a future in Electroneurophysiology looks like.
Note: In alignment with public health orders, this program requires that students be vaccinated for a number of communicable diseases – including COVID-19.
Modern hospitals and health care clinics require the services of trained technologists to operate sophisticated electroneuro-diagnostic (END) testing equipment. Electrodiagnostics test the integrity of the peripheral and central nervous system.
BCIT’s full-time diploma program in Electroneurophysiology includes extensive clinical experience to ensure students develop the practical, hands-on skills to work in diagnostic neurophysiology departments.
The program provides a combination of lab and lecture instruction at BCIT and clinical experience in the diagnostic neurophysiology departments of major hospitals. Note: Half of all clinical practicums will occur outside of the Lower Mainland.
The program draws from a variety of subject areas:
- Basic physics principles and their application to Electroneurophysiology Technology are explained.
- Engineering provides the context for discussing electronics, electrical signals, and electrical safety.
- Basic health sciences inform about human physiology and the biological signals to be measured.
- Social sciences prepare you for interpersonal relationships within the clinical environment.
- Extensive clinical experience helps you develop necessary practical skills in the work environment.
In both spring and fall terms, special courses in electroneurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neuropathology train students in the basics of biological signal measurement and clinical apparatus. The spring term (20 weeks) covers different areas of clinical experience: electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), evoked potentials, and polysomnography.
Upon completion of the two-year program, graduates receive a Diploma in Electroneurophysiology. After a period of work experience in a clinical situation, graduates are eligible to write the Technologist Registration examinations of the appropriate certifying body in their chosen fields of interest.
Our grads get work
Electroneurophysiology grads are in demand. In past years, many students were offered positions before graduation.
BCIT grads can work in diagnostic neurophysiology at major hospitals and clinics in a niched role as electroneurophysiology technologists. Salaries start at $52,000 annually. Once they have work experience in the field, graduates can seek supervisory or management opportunities.
Want to know more about the work we do? Visit some of our associations:
Kristi McIntosh, BSc, DiplT, MPH, PhD, RET, REEG/EPT, RT(EMG), RNCST, CNIM
Lindsay Mazepa, BSc, RET, REPT, CNIM, CLTM, HCMC
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