Healthcare Professions Education Certificate

Enhance Your Healthcare Educational Skills. Move Into Healthcare Education.

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Hear from Dr. Malissa Martin, the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, about the HPE Certificate.

HPE Certificate Highlights

Move into Healthcare Education

Are you interested in becoming a healthcare instructor? Our HPE Certificate (any of the individual courses within the program) will prepare you to teach with confidence. Learn how to become a designer of learning. Develop the necessary understanding and skillsets to create an effective learning experience for students.
If you are a current healthcare professional (including athletic trainers, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, speech pathologists, radiologists, and community health center instructors) who wants to instruct future healthcare professionals in higher education and impact the healthcare world, you will find the Healthcare Professions Education Certificate instrumental in gaining healthcare education knowledge, strategies, and skills.

Increase Training & Development as a Current Educator

Are you already a current healthcare educator? Our HPE Certificate will increase your current education skill set with relevant healthcare professions education skills taught through meaningful and purposeful class assignments. You will be able to immediately apply what you learn to your current instruction situations. The HPE Certificate is a great resource and option to support continuing faculty training and development.
Some of the skill sets you will develop further include:

  • Understanding your students’ learning preference and designing lessons to meet those learning preferences
  • Developing learning outcomes from a backward-design approach using active, engaging learning activities that are meaningful and authentic to the learner
  • Creating course and lesson plans, including online, blended, and face-to-face learning curriculum development based upon a broad focus of a dynamic healthcare and economical society
    Evaluating and assessing student performance founded upon evidence-based best practices of teaching and learning
  • Learning clinical education techniques and strategies to support both didactic and clinical educational settings
  • Expanding current and innovative technology skills to support teaching and student learning

Designed for Working Healthcare Professionals or Educators

Our HPE Certificate is designed especially for working healthcare professionals and educators. With a completely-online program designed to fit with busy schedules, and that has three start dates a year, the HPE Certificate can fit your schedule.
Our HPE Certificate is designed to benefit individuals who fall into the following areas:

  • Preparing to enter an instructor role as a higher education faculty member in a healthcare education professions academic setting
  • Looking to refresh healthcare education professions knowledge or increase their current education skills
  • Wanting to utilize an individual course or entire program for a group of faculty to support faculty training and development efforts within an individual department or organization
  • Seeking employment in a setting of healthcare education, community healthcare education programs, and healthcare clinical education venues

Interprofessional Program Experience

Learn in an interprofessional program. Both students and instructors are from a variety of healthcare professions and are either former or current clinicians. Interact with healthcare professionals from a wide range of disciplines, deeping your learning and networking experience.

HPE Certificate Curriculum

Deepen and develop healthcare education skills. Prepare to become a more engaged and effective instructor.

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Learning Design

Dive deep into learning theory, design, application, assessment, and evaluation. Prepare to incorporate a learner-centered approach to course development and instructional delivery.

Evidence-Based Learning

Learn to utilize evidence-based practices for healthcare professions education. Apply a wide variety of learning methods to ensure that your learning communities are able to completely grasp even the most complex concepts.

Clinical Education

Dive deep into quantitative and qualitative inquiry. Learn methods and applications as you examine traditions, trends, and emerging areas of practice. Understand how research informs practice.

IMPORTANT DATES

Winter 2022

Priority Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
Final Application Deadline: December 6, 2021
Semester Start:  January 10, 2022

Summer 2022

Priority Application Deadline: March 7, 2022
Final Application Deadline: April 4, 2022
Semester Start:  May 2, 2022

Fall 2022

Priority Application Deadline: July 5, 2022
Final Application Deadline: August 1, 2022
Semester Start:  August 29, 2022

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Certificate program candidates can include:

  • Individuals seeking to enter faculty or instructor positions in higher education or junior colleges
  • Clinical education directors
  • Current faculty or instructors looking to gain or refresh skills
  • Individuals who lead community education programs

The University requires specific vaccinations for those who will be present on campus for University activities such as commencement, limited residencies, or on-site weeks. For a current list of these required vaccinations please see the University statement about vaccinations and exemptions (https://rm.edu/vaccination-statement/).

Tuition

ProgramSemestersCost Per CreditMinimum CreditsTotal TuitionOther Program Specific FeesVarious Lab, Equiptment & Association Fees throughout the programUniversity Resource Fee (per semester)Additional InformationProgram Requirments
Master'sMaster of Science in Health Science (MSHS)Five or Six Semesters (20 - 24 months depending on curriculum choice)$59030$17,700

Optional Thesis (3 credits in semester 6) $1770

Thesis Commitee Fee $1050

$36 per credit
Master'sMaster of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)Five Semesters (20 months)$96750$48,350*Lab Fee (to be applied in semester 1) $1000$36 per credit*Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)
Master'sMaster of Science in Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practicioner (MSN-PMHNP)Five Semesters (20 months)$96759$57,053*Lab Fee (NUR 654) $750$36 per credit

*Note: Lab Fee will cover a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)

Tuition will vary depending on transfer credit awarded.

Master'sMaster of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practicioner (MSN-FNP/PMHNP)Six Semesters (24 months)$96777$74,459*Lab Fee (to be applied in semester 1) $1000$36 per credit*Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)
Master'sMaster of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP/ENP)Six Semesters (24 months)$1,03465$67,210

*Lab Fee (to be applied in semester 1) $1000

**ENP Course Fees (ultrasound sim, EKG sim, disposable supplies) $3,000

$36 per credit

*Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)

**ENP Course Fees are charged as $200 per ENP credit per semester

Master'sMaster of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)Seven Semesters (28 months)$1,017114$115,938$9,819$36 per credit

*Up to 15 credits. No additional charge above 15 credits.

Please refer to the MPAS program’s Program Costs policy for full details on tuition, fees, and other expenses.

Master'sMaster of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology (MS MedSLP)Six Semesters (24 months)$99080$79,200$2,956$36 per credit

Always refer to your curriculum schedule for the most up-to-date tuition payment schedule.

Students choose elective courses, with variable credit loads. At least 6 elective credits required.

Master'sMaster of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MHC)/Master of Science in School Counseling (SC)Seven Semesters (28 months)$70560$42,300Counseling Student Resource Fee (per semester) $100$36 per credit

*Program requires student to complete 2 elective courses (6 credits total). Elective options are offered with variable timing and should be discussed with program advisor.

Dual‐degree program option exists: Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Masters of Science in School Counseling. This dual-degree option requires student to complete an additional 12 credits (72 credits total). This extends the program to 9 semesters or 36 months.

*Dual‐degree program requires student to complete 1 elective course (3 credits total). Elective options are offered with variable timing and should be discussed with program advisor.

Master'sMaster of Science in Athletic Training Practice (MSATP)Six Semesters (24 months)$59033$19,470$36 per credit

*5 additional credits consist of HLA 620 (3 credits), ATH 720L (1 credit), ATH 730L (1 credit), which have variable timing.

The Healthcare Leadership course – HLA 620 (3 credits) can be taken in any semester. The lab courses ‐ ATH 720L & ATH 730L (1 credit each) – need to be taken during an on-site summer immersion session. Students can choose which summer immersion session they attend, and only need to attend one session to complete their course of study.

DoctoralDoctor of Medical Science (DMSc)Four or Five Semesters (16 - 20 months depending on curriculum choice)$76936$27,684Course Fee for HLA 620* $100$36 per credit

*Students that select the Healthcare Leadership and Administration concentration track will have a course fee of $100 for the HLA 620 course which will be used to purchase a validated emotional intelligence assessment report.

Students in the DMSc program (regardless of concentration track) choose between two curriculum models to complete the 36 credit hours: the Integrated Model and the Phased Model. Both curriculum models are designed so PA clinicians, educators, and administrators can continue professional work obligations while completing this degree. In the Integrated Model, students complete the practicum and applied scholarly project courses concurrently with the other didactic courses. Students may complete the Integrated Model in as little as four semesters. In the Phased Model, students complete the didactic courses before completing the practicum and applied scholarly project courses. Students may complete the Phased Model in as little as five semesters.

PAs with bachelor’s degrees who have not previously completed a master’s or doctoral degree may enroll in the DMSc program and will be required to successfully complete the following additional courses that are offered by Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

HS 504 Research Methods (3 credits)
HS 506 Data & Decision Making (3 credits)
HS 507 Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits)

DoctoralDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-Master’s)Five Semesters (20 months)$96747$45,449Scholarly Project Fee (to be applied in semester 5 when completing project) $2000$36 per credit
CertificateFamily Nurse Practitioner (FNPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Four Semesters (16 months)$96730$29,010*Lab Fee (to be applied in semester 1) $1000$36 per credit*Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)
CertificateEmergency Nurse Practitioner (ENPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Three Semesters (12 months)$1,17315$17,595*ENP Course Fees (ultrasound sim, EKG sim, disposable supplies) $3000$36 per credit*ENP Course Fees are charged as $200 per ENP credit per semester
CertificateFamily Nurse Practitioner/Emergency Nurse Practitioner (FNPC/ENPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Five Semesters (20 months)$1,03445$46,530

*Lab Fee (to be applied in semester 1) $1000

**ENP Course Fees (ultrasound sim, EKG sim, disposable supplies) $3000

$36 per credit

*Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit).

**ENP Course Fees are charged as $200 per ENP credit per semester

CertificatePsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health)Four Semesters (16 months)$96739$37,713*Lab Fee (NUR 654) $750$36 per credit

*Note: Lab Fee will cover a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)

Tuition will vary depending on transfer credit awarded.

DoctoralDoctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)Eight Semesters (32 months)$861129$111,069$1,805$36 per credit*Up to 15 credits. No additional charge above 15 credits.
DoctoralDoctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health SciencesNine Didactic Semesters and minimum of Three Dissertation Semesters (48 months)$94470$66,080Dissertation Committee Fee $3000$36 per credit
DoctoralDoctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)Four Semesters (16 months)$92630$27,780$36 per credit
DoctoralDoctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD)Seven Semesters (28 months)$97740$39,080Capstone Fee (for two committee members) $2360$36 per credit
DoctoralTransitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)Three or Four Semesters (12 - 16 months depending on curriculum choice)$94824$22,752$36 per credit
CertificateFamily Nurse Practitioner Certificate/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNPC/PMHNPC)Five Semesters (20 months)$96757$55,119*Lab Fee(to be applied in semester 1) $1000$36 per credit*Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)
CertificateHealthcare Leadership and Administration Certificate (HLA)$44012$5,280$36 per credit
CertificateHealthcare Professions Education Certificate (HPE)$44012$5,280$36 per credit
CertificateEmergency & Primary Care in Athletic Training Practice Certificate (EPCAT)$44010$4,400$36 per credit
CertificateHealth & Wellness Coaching Certificate (HWC)$4409$3,960$36 per credit
CertificatePost‐Professional Occupational Therapy Certificates$5009$4,500$36 per credit
CertificatePsychiatry Certificate (for PA clinicians)$44015$6,600$36 per credit
CertificateMental Health Couseling Certificate & School Counseling Certificate (MHCC)(SCC)$70515$10,575Counseling Student Resource Fee (per semester) $100$36 per credit

Mental Health Counseling Certificate

Mental Health Counseling: (2-3 courses, 6-9 credits required)Credits
CO 650 Mental Health Care Systems3
CO 671 Internship A - Mental Health3
CO 672 Internship B - Mental Health3
Mental Health Counseling Course Total:6-9
Determined Courses: (2-3 Courses; 6-9 credits required)
Deficit courses; based on transcript review and license requirements.6-9
Determined/Deficit Course Total:6-9
Total Certificate Required Credits:15
Two-year deadline for program completion from the start date of the program

School Counseling Certificate

School Counseling Courses: (4 courses, 12 credits required)Credits
CO 640 Foundation of School Counseling3
CO 641 School Services, Administration & Evaluation3
CO 642 Counseling Interventions for Student Success3
CO 655 Field Work in Counseling3
School Counseling Course Total:12
School Internship Courses: (1 Course; 3 credits required)
CO 673 Internship A - School Counseling3
CO 674 Internship B - School Counseling3
School Internship Course Total:3-6
Optional Courses:
Deficit courses; based on transcript reviewAs needed
Optional Course Total:As needed
Total Certificate Required Credits:15
Two-year deadline for program completion from the start date of the program
CertificateFunctional Nutrition Certificate (FNC)$44012$5,280$36 per credit

Faculty

Malissa Martin

Malissa Martin

EdD, ATC/L

Vice Provost Academic Affairs, Dean College of Health Science Lifelong Learning PhD Faculty

Beth Kinslow

Beth Kinslow

MS, LAT

Faculty, Health Professions Education Certificate

Jan Reese

Jan Reese

MS-ITLS

Faculty, Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences

Kim Shibinski

EdD

Faculty, Health Professions Education Certificate

Kelly Simmons

Kelly Simmons

DNP, RN, CNE

Faculty, Health Professions Education Certificate

UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

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