The Certificate in Health Professions Education (CHPE) is offered through a partnership between the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and the School of Medicine. The program is designed for those involved in education, learning, and performance improvement in healthcare settings. The program includes faculty, future faculty, clinical educators, residents, and graduate students in health sciences fields such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, clinical, and allied health professions. The program includes four graduate-level credit courses (12 total credit hours), and the certificate is an academic credential offered through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.
All courses are part of the CEHD graduate curriculum and may be applied to other degree programs such as a Master's degree. Each course is based on corresponding coursework taught in the CEHD but is focused primarily for healthcare educators. For example, instructional techniques include working not only in the classroom, but also at the bedside, and in the clinic. Class projects are designed for the healthcare environment.
For additional information about the program, contact Interim Program Director, Laura Parson.
The current course sequence is as follows:
New students can begin courses in the fall, spring, or summer terms. The HROD Admissions Committee has five review cycles each year:
|Admission Cycle||Deadline for Submission of ALL Materials||Term for Admission|
|Fall Admissions Cycle||June 15th||Fall|
|Spring Admissions Cycle||October 15th||Spring|
|Summer Admissions Cycle||February 15th||Summer|
Please note: If you cannot complete the application prior to the final admission cycle deadline, contact the HPE Program Director, Dr. Laura Parson, to determine whether space remains so that you can be considered for admission.
Admission is competitive. Meeting the GRE and GPA minimums does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The HROD Admissions Committee requires the following materials to make a decision about admission:
If you have questions about applying to the program, please email email@example.com or call Education Advising and Student Services at 502-852-5597.
Dr. Laura Parson
Clinical Assistant Professor
Once you are admitted to the program, you may request to transfer up to 6 credit hours, if the HPE Program Committee approves the request. Courses can be transferred only if they cover the same content as a course in our program. After approval, transfer requests are submitted to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies..
The Certificate in Health Professions Education Program is aimed primarily at healthcare professionals who are currently educators in a healthcare environment and would like to become better educators. The Certificate program is especially beneficial for physicians, dentists, nurses, researchers, dental hygienists, and others interested in teaching, education, and training careers.
For information about tuition/fees, please visit the Bursar's Office website and go to their tuition/fees page.
Tuition remission is available to all full-time and most part-time University of Louisville employees. Books and/or other course materials must be purchased by participants.
Classes are held on the University of Louisville Health Sciences Campus. All courses are taught face-to-face and meet for two and one-half hours per week from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., usually on Thursday evenings.
Courses in the Certificate in Health Professions Education program are taught face-to-face. However, the other seven courses in our Master’s Concentration in Health Professions are offered online or face-to-face.
The program consists of four graduate level courses, one course is taught each semester over a two-year cycle, a total of 12 hours of academic course credit.
Yes, this program is associated with a Master’s concentration in Health Professions Education. The four courses in this certificate can be applied to our master’s concentration. You can be concurrently enrolled in the master’s program and the graduate certificate programs
If you have a terminal degree, (e.g., M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D.) you do not need to take the GRE.
Yes, the courses in the Health Professions Education program follow the University of Louisville Belknap semester schedule.
Applications must meet the standards of general admission to the University's Graduate School. Please follow the admission information to apply to the graduate school.
Yes, two of the Certificate program courses could be considered as electives, but are subject to the approval of your advisor if you want them to count toward a masters or doctoral program.