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Post-Master's Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) Health Professions Education

Post-Master's Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) Health Professions Education

This academic option is in response to the growing need for health professionals to be effective educators within their respective fields of practice. Recent trends in the health care delivery system highlight the need for a cadre of health care professionals who will teach the next generation of health care providers.

The C.A.G.S. program in Health Professions Education offers post-master's nurses, nutritionists, physician assistants, physical therapists, and other health professionals the opportunity to gain critical skills in educational strategies and technology.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) in Health Professions Education will prepare you for a faculty position at the higher education level or a position as a health educator within a health care arena. The core foundation of this program will emphasize issues and trends in higher education as well as specific teaching strategies. All classes are conducted completely online and applicants must have a master's degree in order to apply.

The C.A.G.S. program in Health Professions Education allows the individual to:

  • Analyze issues and trends in higher education, specifically in professional health education, and their impact on the growth of the profession.
  • Analyze theories of education and their application to professional health education.
  • Learn principles of teaching strategies unique to the academic and clinical learning of health professional students.
  • Apply relevant theories of education, and professional development in the construction of academic courses and clinical practicum.
  • Critically analyze professional health curricula.
  • Conceptualize the values and ethical systems of the health professional.
  • Initiate and apply theories of change in the leadership role of professional health educator.