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Note: This program runs every two years. The September 2022 intake will be open for applications starting October 1, 2021.

Fall 2020 Delivery Mode: BLENDED

  • This program will be delivered for the fall semester as a combination of online and on-campus learning.
  • Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
  • We are putting measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see BCIT COVID-19 Return to Operations for details on the mandatory procedures that have been implemented.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

As one of only three specialized programs of its kind in Canada, BCIT's Electroneurophysiology (ENPY) grads are as sought after as our program. Hospitals and healthcare clinics use trained technologists to operate sophisticated electroneuro-diagnostic testing equipment. As the only provider of ENPY training program in BC, BCIT plays an integral part in facilitating these processes.

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.

About the program

  • Two-year, full-time diploma program
  • Small, ten-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 Program Entry 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.

Program Entry

Note: This program is under review. Entrance requirements for the ENPY program are changing prior to the next student intake and will differ from the requirements currently listed below.

COVID-19 Notice to Applicants

Please visit Admission during COVID-19 to learn how BCIT Admissions is supporting applicants. At this time, there are no program-specific changes for applying to this program.

Application processing

Applications accepted October 1st* to March 31st.*

We recommend that you apply early. All supporting documents must be submitted by the application deadline.

*or next business day

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Three-step process

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Academic grades above the minimum*
  • Related experience*
  • Additional post-secondary academic courses*

*Applicants with preferred entrance requirements are to submit transcripts and supporting documentation with their online application.

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

* Biology: BCIT assesses, on an individual basis, the acceptability of biology prerequisites for applicants who have successfully completed human biology courses at a post-secondary level. The human biology equivalent courses must include cytology as well as the structure and function of the following organ systems: digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, renal/urinary and reproductive.

Step 2: Department assessment

All applications will be reviewed by the program area at the application deadline. Program applicant files are assessed and scored based on completion, academic strength of listed entrance requirements, scoring of the mandatory questionnaire, and CASPer test results.

Step 3: Conditionally selected applicants

If you have been conditionally accepted to BCIT you will be notified and the following information will be required in order to be accepted into the program:

Once these and any other outstanding conditions have been met, you will receive notification of your full acceptance.

Clinical requirements

Note: Effective immediately, all health care workers who come into contact with patients at publicly-funded health care facilities or in the community, including at long-term-care facilities, will have to get the influenza vaccine or wear a mask during flu season. This policy affects all students who will be entering a clinical setting.

As such, you will be required to provide proof of your immunization or agree to wear a mask at all times through the flu season prior to being placed in your clinical studies.

Face Respirator Fit Testing

A face piece respiratory fit test is required before students are permitted to enter the clinical practicum in the second semester. Upon successful completion of the fit test, the original certificate must be presented to the program and annual re-fitting is required. Students are expected to carry their certificate with them at all times during their practicum.

Respirator fit testing with a N95 respirator (1860, 1860s or 1870) is required and must be performed in accordance with CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.4-02. Fit testing must also include inspection, cleaning, maintenance and storage of protective equipment. Students will be given specific instructions in preparation for their fit testing by the provider they choose.

Recommended for success

Individuals wishing to enter this field should be interested in the welfare of people and have an aptitude for physics, and electrical and mechanical apparatuses. The program also considers (on an individual basis) applicants who have special backgrounds and/or experience.

International applicants

This program is not available to international students. View available programs

Apply to program

Note: This program runs every two years. The September 2022 intake will be open for applications starting October 1, 2021.

To submit your application:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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Learn more about how to apply

Scheduled intakes

September of even numbered years

The next intake of this program is September 2022.


Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Full-Time Studies Tuition & Fees page for full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

Levels 1 & 2:  $410
Levels 3 & 4:  $100

(general estimated cost; subject to change)

Face respirator fit testing: approx $25 per year; annual re-fitting required.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.


Program matrix

Level 1 (15 weeks) Credits
  BHSC 1112 Anatomy, Physiology, and Neurosciences 1 5.0
  BHSC 1151 Fundamentals of Neurology 5.0
  BHSC 2239 Human Behaviour (ENPY) 1 2.0
  COMM 1181 Introduction to Workplace Communication 2.0
  ENPY 1153 Electroneurophysiology (EEG) 1 8.0
  NURS 1184 Patient Care (ENPY) 3.0
  PHYS 1280 Physics for Electroneurophysiology 1 2.0
Level 2A (20 weeks) Credits
  BHSC 2212 Anatomy, Physiology, and Neurosciences 2 5.5
  BHSC 3239 Human Behaviour (ENPY) 2 2.0
  COMM 2281 Professional Communication and Applied Research 3.0
  ENPY 2252 Electroneurophysiology EEG 2 12.0
  ENPY 2254 Electroneurophysiology Other Modalities 1 8.0
  PHYS 2280 Physics for Electroneurophysiology 2 6.5
Level 2B (4 weeks) Credits
  ENPY 2551 Electroneurophysiology EEG Clinical 1 5.5
Level 3 (15 weeks) Credits
  BHSC 3312 Anatomy, Physiology, and Neurosciences 3 6.0
  ENPY 3351 Electroneurophysiology (EEG) Clinical 2 8.0
  ENPY 3352 Electroneurophysiology (EEG) 3 - Advanced Topics 4.0
  ENPY 3353 Nerve Conduction Techniques 6.0
  ENPY 3354 Electroneurophysiology - Other Modalities 2 4.0
Level 4 (20 weeks) Credits
  ENPY 4450 Electroneurophysiology Clinical 3 28.0
Total Credits: 125.5

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

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

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.

Program length

Two years, full-time, with intake in September of even numbered years.


All courses require a 60% mark to pass with the exception of the clinical practicum courses, ENPY 2551, ENPY 3351 and ENPY 4450 which are graded on a S/U basis. ENPY 3351 requires students to spend 1 day a week at a clinical site located in the Lower Mainland. During Level 2B and 4, students are placed full-time at a clinical site which may be located outside the Vancouver area.

Graduating & Jobs

Our grads get work

Electroneurophysiology grads are in demand. In past years, many students were offered positions before graduation.

Career opportunities

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:

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2017-2019 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2016-2018 graduates and for Degree 2015-2017 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

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Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Kristi McIntosh
Program Head
Tel: 604-432-8664

Lindsay Mazepa
Clinical Instructor
Tel: 604-456-1192

Melanie Beggs-Murray
Program Assistant
Tel: 604-451-7137

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