Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Professions Education

Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Professions Education

About the Program

Our graduate certificate in health professions education is the boost your career needs. Educators in health professions programs are increasingly expected to demonstrate advanced skills and competencies. Our online program will sharpen your leadership and teaching abilities. Your coursework will cover topics such as:

  • Communication
  • Research methods
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Leadership

This flexible and streamlined certificate will increase your marketability. When you graduate, you'll be prepared to advance your career in academic and clinical education programs in areas such as:

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Dietetics
  • Physical therapy
  • Communicative disorders
  • Nursing

Program Mode of Delivery

The program is 100% online.


You'll take courses in communication, research methods and teaching, plus electives in the areas of curriculum, assessment and leadership. Your courses will include:

HSCI 530 - Working with Diverse Populations in Health and Human Sciences
HSCI 620 - Research Methods in Health and Human Sciences
HSCI 710 - Teaching in the Health Professions

Information about specific course requirements can be found in the NIU course catalog.

Applying to the Program

Start your application now with the NIU Graduate School.

Why NIU Online?

We know you have responsibilities and commitments. It's just easier if you're able to take classes where you are without the commute. The good news is that with NIU, you're not alone. Your classmates and instructors are available via the same technology that helps deliver your classes. In our classrooms or in your living room, we want you to succeed academically because your future is our focus.

Program Type: Online graduate certificate 
College: College of Health and Human Sciences
Credits Required: 18 credits
Tuition per Credit: $509.75
$878.99 (international)
(Learn more about tuition and fees)

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Application Deadlines

For applicants residing in the U.S.

Term Preferred Deadline
Spring December 1
Fall July 15

For international applicants

Term Preferred Deadline
Spring October 1
Fall May 1



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