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
- are looking to move into a new career as health care educators
- may desire educational knowledge and skills in their present fields
- are in or are preparing for educational leadership positions, but may lack formal training in education.
This program will provide a foundation in the theory and practice of how people learning,
systematic design of instruction, educational research, and educational program
The program consists of
- Completing an online orientation module before taking any courses
- Developing and revising a Professional Development Plan
- Completing four courses in Educational Psychology
- Posting to an online portfolio site major course products, one of which is an educational plan and its evaluation for a health care setting
Students in the HPE Certificate will learn how to:
Use a systematic process to conduct a needs assessment of learners in healthcare
education, design educational interventions and materials, and integrate
Design face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments incorporating
research-based learning principles that address teaching and assessment decisions.
Evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and appeal of healthcare learning
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.
Develop an educational intervention plan for a healthcare environment.