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Online Graduate Degree and Certificate in Health Professions Education


Few professions are expanding as rapidly as health care, which means the need for faculty to educate health professionals has never been greater. As an educator, you will not only stay at the forefront of health care, you will have the opportunity to influence the careers of countless professionals and the patients they impact.

In our program, you'll learn from expert health professions educators. You will graduate from one of the most highly regarded AAU and Big 10 universities, with Rutgers ranked #2 nationally as a best college for educating health professionals.

Our program is for:

  • Academic clinical and adjunct health professions faculty
  • Health professionals who wish to be college teachers
  • Health professions student whose goal is to teach health profesions education

In our fully online program, students can earn either a Master of Science in Health Sciences (31 credits) or a Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education (13 credits) on a full-time or part-time basis.


Program Highlights


ePortfolio Repository

The programs offer a solid research core where you'll learn introductory statistics and research methods as well as how to utilize evidence-based literature. 

Our courses are highly structured, graduate-level courses where students and faculty participate in weekly discussions and students are required to complete assignments or take exams, depending upon the course. The online courses are fully populated with all course materials and resources, except for textbooks that students may be required to purchase. Often, faculty provide weekly or semi-regular face-to-face sessions through video conferencing to give students the opportunity to see and interact with the instructor in real time. 

Once accepted into the program:

  • Students receive one-on-one advising from a faculty in the Health Professions Education program. This includes developing a program plan so you are aware of when courses are offered and the recommended sequence for taking the courses.
  • Students also have access to all resources offered by Rutgers School of Health Professions as they progress through the program.

Each student builds an invididualizd Teaching Portfolio that they can take with them after graduation. Course content and documentation of achievement of specific health professions education competencies are used to build the Portfolio. Teaching areas include:

  • teaching methods;
  • teaching philosophy;
  • evaluating and assessing students;
  • educating health professions students in clinical setting; and
  • curriculum design.







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