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Health Professions Teaching & Technology, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate

University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Get the same diploma as on campus students

The innovative, interprofessional online Health Professions Teaching & Technology, graduate certificate is designed to prepare todays leading health professions educators. Students are prepared to become the next generation of health educators in the areas of allied health, dentistry, emergency preparedness, medicine, nursing and other health professions.

Students of the Health Professions Teaching & Technology, graduate certificate program chose this program because:

  • Tailored approach to the learners 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 students role as educator

Courses explore learning theory, best practices in teaching, the design and application of educational research, and investigation of the uses of instructional technology in health professions education.

Note: This unique online option allows students to take one course or complete the entire graduate certificate option. Students may 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 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

Analisa McMillan, MS Ed
Director of Distance Learning

As an experienced instructional designer, Analisa McMillan serves as the Director of Distance Learning for the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her professional interests include distance education, instructional design, online student engagement, flipped classrooms and instructional technology.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 3.00 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. A written personal statement

    One page personal statement discussing any of the following: applicant's educational philosophy, areas of educational interests or focus, prior educational experience (curriculum development, instruction, assessment, etc.), how the program fits into applicants career goals/objectives.

  4. 3 letters of recommendation

    From academic or professional references

  5. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  6. Current resume or curriculum vitae

  7. Self-assessment of computer, quantitative analysis and personal skills and general preparation for succeeding in an online program

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Students will apply through the UNMC CAS applicant portal - for more details on the application process, visit the UNMC website
  • Pay the $60 application fee
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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
May 31
Spring Semester
November 1
Summer Sessiosn
March 1
Students seeking the certificate choose four of the five core courses.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
HPTT 601/801Foundations of Health Professions3

Course Number: HPTT 601/801

This course presents the basic concepts and processes of curriculum and instruction, including learning theories, curriculum planning, teaching modalities, and curriculum evaluation. Topics are selected to give students a basic understanding of pedagogy. Evaluation is based on weekly discussion posts and papers.

HPTT 602/802Instructional Design for Health Professions Education3

Course Number: HPTT 602/802

This course focuses on the fundamentals of instructional design for developing highly effective instruction. Topics include the science of how people learn, learning situations and characteristics, task and needs analysis, development of goals and objectives, principles of design; design process; assessment strategies (formative and summative); and concepts of design for a variety of environments and instructional modalities.

HPTT 603/803Integrating Technology into Health Professions Curriculum3

Course Number: HPTT 603/803

This course is intended to prepare the graduate student, professional student, health educators or health professional to integrate technology into health sciences curriculum. It is designed to help health profession educators to become confident with the practical applications of technology integration when designing curriculum. This course will focus on integrating modern technologies in the traditional, online, hybrid, and flipped classrooms.

HPTT 604/804Multi-Media & Emerging Technologies for Learning in the Health Professions3

Course Number: HPTT 604/804

This course provides participants with an introduction to the use of multimedia and emerging technology for teaching and learning in Health Professions. Participants will develop skills and apply knowledge using technology tools to enhance their profession. Participants will research, discuss and share current technology trends in health professions. They will engage with multimedia and telecommunication solutions, evaluate existing and emerging technology learning opportunities, and articulate personal principles concerning technology for teaching and learning.

HPTT 605/805Evaluation & Assessment of Teaching & Learning in Health Professions Education3

Course Number: HPTT 605/805

This course explores the nature, objective, and basic procedures of assessment and program evaluation as applied to the various aspects of higher education settings. This course will examine technical characteristics of various assessment methods, including both traditional and alternative methods. In addition, the course will analyze and discuss various topics in assessment such as authentic assessment, large-scale assessment, formative assessment, and assessment for program evaluation. Additional topics will include accreditation, program review, benchmarking, and evaluation of teaching in health professions programs.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $580.00
  • Fees: $41.25
  • Total: $621.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1740.00
  • Fees: $123.75
  • Total: $1863.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $580.00
  • Fees: $70.00
  • Total: $650.00
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1740.00
  • Fees: $210.00
  • Total: $1950.00

In addition to the per credit hour fees outlined above, the College of Allied Health Professions charges a $100 Technology Fee and $50 Registration Fee each semester a student is enrolled.

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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.

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