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Certificate in Health
Professions Education

The Certificate in Health Professions Education (HPE) is designed to meet the needs of professionals looking to apply educational knowledge and skills in educational health care settings. The program is a joint offering from the School of Medicine (SoM) in the Health Science Center and the Educational Psychology program in the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS).

Prospective students. The HPE Certificate is designed for health professionals who

This program will provide a foundation in the theory and practice of how people learning, systematic design of instruction, educational research, and educational program evaluation.

Program Features

The program consists of

Learning Outcomes

Students in the HPE Certificate will learn how to:

  1. Use a systematic process to conduct a needs assessment of learners in healthcare education, design educational interventions and materials, and integrate emerging technologies.
  2. Design face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments incorporating research-based learning principles that address teaching and assessment decisions.
  3. Evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and appeal of healthcare learning environments.
  4. Design studies and disseminate impacts of designed learning environments to prepare healthcare professionals to translate skills and knowledge for the benefit of patient care and healthcare systems.
  5. Develop an educational intervention plan for a healthcare environment.


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