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

Tuition

ProgramSemestersCost Per CreditMinimum CreditsTotal TuitionOther Program Specific FeesVarious Lab, Equipment & Association Fees throughout the programUniversity Resource Fee (per semester)Additional Information
Master 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
Doctor of Optometry (OD)Eleven Semesters (45 months)$914185$169,090

$7,601 program total for various lab fees, equipment, supplies, books and certifications

$36 per credit
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)Five Semesters (20 months)$96750$48,350

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Master of Science in Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practicioner (MSN-PMHNP)Five Semesters (20 months)$96759$57,053*Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total$36 per credit

*Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (PMH 708, PMH 718 & PMH 728) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Tuition will vary depending on transfer credit awarded.

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practicioner (MSN-FNP/PMHNP)Six Semesters (24 months)$96777$74,459

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $3,000 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720, FNP 730, PMH 708, PMH 718 & PMH 728) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP/ENP)Six Semesters (24 months)$1,03465$67,210

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $3,000 Total

***ENP Course Fees: $3,000 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720, FNP 730, ENP 712, ENP 722 & ENP 732) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

***Note: ENP Course Fees are $200 per ENP credit per semester, and cover ultrasound sim, EKG sim, and all disposable supplies.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)Seven Semesters (28 months)$1,037114$118,218$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 of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology (MS MedSLP)Six Semesters (24 months)$91069$62,790$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 of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MHC)/Master of Science in School Counseling (SC)Seven Semesters (28 months)$71260$42,720Counseling 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 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.

Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc)Four or Five Semesters (16 - 20 months depending on curriculum choice)$77736$27,972Course 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)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-Master’s)Four Semesters (16 months)$96744$42,548Scholarly Project Fee: $2000 (applied in semester 4 or when enrolled in DNP 775 Scholarly Project III) $36 per credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-Baccalaureate FNP)Eight Semesters (32 months)$96780$77,360

*Lab Fee: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total

***Scholarly Project Fee: $2,000 (applied in semester 8 or when enrolled in CC 811A Scholarly Project III)

$36 per credit

*Note: Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

***Scholarly Project Fee applied in semester 8 when completing project.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Four Semesters (16 months)$96730$29,010

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Three Semesters (12 months)$1,17315$17,595

**Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total

***ENP Course Fees: $3,000 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (ENP 712, ENP 722 & ENP 732) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

**Note: ENP Course Fees are $200 per ENP credit per semester, and cover ultrasound sim, EKG sim, and all disposable supplies.

Family Nurse Practitioner/Emergency Nurse Practitioner (FNPC/ENPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Five Semesters (20 months)$1,03445$46,530

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $3,000 Total

***ENP Course Fees: $3,000 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720, FNP 730, ENP 712, ENP 722 & ENP 732) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

***Note: ENP Course Fees are $200 per ENP credit per semester, and cover ultrasound sim, EKG sim, and all disposable supplies.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health)Four Semesters (16 months)$96739$37,713**Preceptor Fees: $1,500 Total$36 per credit

*Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (PMH 708, PMH 718 & PMH 728) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Tuition will vary depending on transfer credit awarded.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)Eight Semesters (32 months)$869129$112,101$1805 program total for various lab fees, equipment, supplies, books and certifications$36 per credit*Up to 15 credits. No additional charge above 15 credits.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health SciencesNine Didactic Semesters and minimum of Three Dissertation Semesters (48 months)$95470$66,780Dissertation Committee Fee $3000$36 per credit
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)Four Semesters (16 months)$94530$28,350Capstone Fee (for two committee members) $1600$36 per credit
Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD)Seven Semesters (28 months)$98640$39,440Capstone Fee (for two committee members) $2360$36 per credit
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)Three or Four Semesters (12 - 16 months depending on curriculum choice)$94824$22,752$36 per credit
Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNPC/PMHNPC)Five Semesters (20 months)$96757$55,119

*FNP Lab Fees: $900 Total

**Preceptor Fees: $3,000 Total

$36 per credit

*Note: FNP Lab Fees are $300 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720 & FNP 730), and will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs and use of onsite lab facilities.

**Note: Preceptor Fees are $500 per clinical course (FNP 710, FNP 720, FNP 730, PMH 708, PMH 718 & PMH 728) and are used to compensate each hosting preceptor.

Healthcare Leadership and Administration Certificate (HLA)$44012$5,280$36 per credit
Healthcare Professions Education Certificate (HPE)$44012$5,280$36 per credit
Emergency & Primary Care in Athletic Training Practice Certificate (EPCAT)$44010$4,400$36 per credit
Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate (HWC)$4406$2,640$36 per credit
Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Certificates$5009$4,500$36 per credit
Psychiatry Certificate (for PA clinicians)$44015$6,600$36 per credit
Mental Health Couseling Certificate & School Counseling Certificate (MHCC)(SCC)$70515$10,575Counseling Student Resource Fee (per semester) $100$36 per credit
Functional 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

DSc, ATC

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

Scott Heinrichs

Scott Heinrichs

EdD, ATC

Faculty, Health Professions Education Certificate

Michelle Webb

Michelle Webb

EdD, OTD

Faculty, Health Professions Education Certificate

Jan Reese

Jan Reese

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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