Health Professions Teaching & Technology, MHPTT

Master of Health Professions Teaching and Technology Degree

University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Fully Online
  • 30
    Credits
  • $597.00
    In-State
  • $597.00
    Out-of-State

Why Pursue This Program

This online master's degree in Health Professions Teaching and Technology is an innovative interprofessional degree designed to prepare today's health professions educators to teach in programs related to public health, medicine, nursing and other health professions. Students are prepared to become the next generation of health educators. 

The program equips health professions educators with skills to assess and integrate new and emerging educational technologies into their teaching. Such training is critical to addressing the shortage of health care educators and in helping the health care workforce meet the nation's changing health care needs.

Choose this program because of the:  

  • Tailored approach to the learner's unique needs through elective coursework and portfolio creation
  • Curriculum designed and delivered by interdisciplinary health professions faculty
  • Focus on innovative education technology throughout courses
  • Content relevance to the student's role as an educator

Students in this program will gain a solid foundation in health science education, teaching skills and the science of teaching. The online program fosters improvement in interprofessional instruction and innovative teaching methods in both academic and non-academic settings. Courses explore learning theory, best practices in teaching, the design and application of educational research and the investigation of the uses of instructional technology in health professions education.

Note: This unique online option allows students to take one course, complete a graduate certificate or complete the entire master's degree. Students may also utilize the coursework obtained through the Health Professions Teaching & Technology graduate certificate program and apply it to the Health Professions Teaching & Technology, MHPTT program.

Learning outcomes include:  

  • A solid foundation in health science education, teaching skills and the science of teaching
  • The ability to assess and integrate new and emerging technology into their teaching
  • Interprofessional instruction and innovative teaching methods in both academic and non-academic settings
  • A tool-kit for effective integration of technology for maximization of learning
  • The ability to create interprofessional collaboration and networking with faculty and the student community

Job Outlook: According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics (2014), the need for qualified health education specialists is on the rise, with a 21% growth in employment anticipated over the next ten years. Career fields may include:

  • Health Professions Educator 
  • Community health organizations
  • Schools, hospitals and other healthcare facilities
  • Health insurance companies
  • Private business
  • Government and public health departments
  • Colleges and universities
  • Nurse, Health, Clinical Nurse Educators
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Development Assistant
  • Continuing Education Specialist
  • Pre-Health Advisor
  • Clinical Professor
  • Health Promotion Specialist

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

Flexibility

Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.