Instructors who teach healthcare-related courses at colleges, universities and community colleges and those considering pursuing a career in teaching in healthcare-related professions are encouraged to apply to this certificate program. This certificate is aimed at current and potential instructors teaching in medical fields as well as in dentistry, physical therapy, nursing assistant, and all other healthcare-related programs.
The program is taught through a distance education format, making it easier for professionals to find time to fulfill the requirements of the certificate.
Application for admission to the Graduate School is made either online or on forms furnished by the Graduate School. All applicants for admissions pay a nondeductible, nonrefundable fee of $70. The application form and all supporting documents should be received by the Graduate School, Ragsdale Building, (252) 328-6012 at least thirty days prior to the beginning of any semester or summer term.
Applicants are asked to furnish two official transcripts from each institution attended since high school, a statement of intent, and at least two letters of recommendation. Once the application is complete and has been forwarded to the Coordinator of the Adult Education program, it will be reviewed and an admission decision will be made.
The Graduate Certificate in Education in the Healthcare Professions requires a minimum of 15 semester hours. A culminating portfolio is also required. Coursework is as follows:
Electives may come from adult education, instructional technologies, information technologies education or other related fields.
For a full listing of all of the names and descriptions of the courses within this program, please visit the Adult Education section of the Graduate Catalog.
Following is a list of when each core course in the certificate program is typically offered. Course schedules for specific semesters may vary.
Get information on the cost, financing, and success rate of graduates in this certificate program by visiting the Gainful Employment Data page.