Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education provides an educational research foundation for teaching and assessment in health professions education. The certificate, which includes six courses (18 credit hours), is based on a mix of both classroom and online instruction.

  • To deliver effective, theory-based instruction in large group, small group, and clinical settings
  • To develop skill in educational research as it relates to the quality of instructional practice
  • To design evidence-based educational programs and materials with appropriate scope, sequence, and focus for learners
  • To understand assessment and to effectively use assessment tools to track student progress and to promote student learning
  • To develop skill in program and curriculum development and evaluation in health professions education
  • To identify current issues in health professions education and develop skill in monitoring changes in the field


Plan of Study
  • The program may be completed in one year and includes the following six courses:
  • Current Issues in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5530)
  • Assessment in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5550)
  • Principles and Methods of Research (EDRP 5508)
  • Teaching in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5560)
  • Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5522)
  • Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5580)

“Providing the foundation for excellence in health professions education.”

UMKC School of Medicine
& UMKC School of Education