Graduate Certificate in Health Professions EducationMajor: HPEDCHP
Degree Awarded: CERT
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/gc-hpe
The Certificate in Health Professions Education (CHPE) is offered through a partnership between the College of Education and Human Development and the School of Medicine. The program is designed for specifically for faculty, future faculty, residents and graduate students in the health sciences including 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 UofL School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.
All courses are part of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) graduate curriculum and may be applied to other degree programs such as a Masters degree. Each course is grounded on the plan for the corresponding course 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.
Program courses follow the Belknap Campus semester schedule, but meet on the Health Sciences Campus. Courses are taught in the evening and are web-enhanced with approximately 1/3 of weekly work assignments completed online. Students enrolled in other education degree programs may substitute a more advanced statistics course for ELFH 600, if they prefer.Students enrolled in other education degree programs may substitute a more advanced statistics course for the ELFH 600, if they wish to do so.
Program Purpose: To promote effective clinical teaching and student instruction in a variety of Health Science Center settings and to develop skill in designing education research for presentation and publication.
Admission Requirements: This program is unofficial until admitted to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies non-degree status. Requires a minimum of 2.75 GPA.
The current course sequence is as follows.
Meera Alagaraja, Ph.D.
Rod Githens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director, Human Resource Education Graduate Program
Ann Herd, Ph.D.
Term Assistant Professor
Sharon Kerrick, Ph.D.
Term Assistant Professor
Pradeep Kotamraju, Ph.D.
Term Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
Pat Leitsch, Ph.D.
Antonette McDonald, Ph.D.
Instructor and Program Manager, B.S. in Workforce Leadership Program
Donna Pearson, Ph.D.
Term Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
Michael Rowland, Ph.D.
Term Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Health Professions Education Program
Brad Shuck, Ed.D.
Professor, Distinguished University Scholar and Director, National Research Center for Career and Technical Education