School of Bone Densitometry at UC San Diego
DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry) is the gold standard tool for assessing bone density and body composition, and is widely used in both clinical and research environments. Specifically, DXA is used clinically to diagnose osteoporosis and track a patient’s response to various pharmacological and behavioral interventions. DXA is also being increasingly used in the research setting, and the new school will have a particular emphasis on how DXA can be leveraged to promote public health.
Opportunities for employment as a certified DXA technician abound as DXA is becoming more widely recognized for use outside traditional clinical environments. Our graduates work throughout California at major universities, health systems like Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health, as well as health and fitness settings such as BodySpec and DexaFit.
UC San Diego’s School of Bone Densitometry (“UCSD DXA School”) holds monthly classes over a long weekend (Friday through Sunday). Classes are a blend of traditional didactic “in-person” instruction, interactive online learning, and direct experiential training. Over the course of the long weekend, students receive all of the training necessary to sit for (and pass) the California state exam.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.
Space is very limited for each course session. Registration for each course will close 8 days before the start of class. Limited Permit for Bone Densitometry (DXA) Operator Course Price: $2,350
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!
Receive a $100 discount on the course for registering more than 4 weeks in advance!
|April 26-28, 2019||FULL|
|May 17-19, 2019||FULL|
|June 21-23, 2019||FULL|
|July 19-21, 2019||FULL|
|August 23-25, 2019||FULL|
|September 20-21-22, 2019||FULL|
|October 18-19-20, 2019||FULL|
|December 13-15, 2019||FULL|
|2020 Course Schedule to be announced soon!|