The Professional Health Education program provides support to faculty teaching in professional health education programs (e.g., Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry) in the study of adult learners, learning theories, and case-based instruction. Students will be equipped with evidence-based health care principles, adult learning theories, coaching and group facilitation techniques and concepts of motivation to better teach future professionals in their field.

The curriculum will focus on contemporary issues in healthcare education. Standards in accreditation of health professional programs have emphasized cross-cutting themes such as bridging the gap between didactic and clinical practice, improving the quality of interprofessional experiences during training, and mentoring and teaching students from diverse backgrounds. The Professional Health Education program is designed to prepare educators in professional health programs to make innovative changes to the curriculum and to adapt personal teaching and mentoring styles to improve educational outcomes of learners.  

The program is offered in a hybrid format with some in-person meetings but the majority of learning and instruction occurring online to accommodate working professionals. Courses are taught by College of Education and Human Development faculty, as well as rotating faculty from Temple’s health professional schools. The MSEd and graduate certificate degrees are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of current healthcare professionals, increasing their marketability following degree completion. 

Graduate Programs

Professional Health Education MSEd

The Professional Health Education MSEd program is a 33 credit, 20-month executive-style program, with scheduled classes meeting only once per month at Temple University Center City (TUCC) or virtually via Zoom on Fridays, Saturdays, and/or Sundays to accommodate working professionals. The program will also include extensive online supporting activities, projects, assignments and assessments. You can focus on Professional Health Education or you can focus on an optional concentration titled “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Health-Based Instruction.” This concentration will help familiarize students with research methods to evaluate instructional strategies and related topics in professional health education programs.

MSEd Program Requirements

Professional Health Education Certificate (Graduate)

The Professional Health Education Graduate Certificate program is a 12 credit program with scheduled classes meeting only once per month at TUCC or virtually via Zoom on Fridays, Saturdays, and/or Sundays to accommodate working professionals. The program is designed to be completed in one year. The program will also include extensive online supporting activities, projects, assignments and assessments. The certificate program is designed to prepare students to learn and evaluate adult theories of learning, improve interpersonal communication skills and provide instruction on best practices on the use of case-based learning.

Certificate Program Requirements

Program Contact

Paul C. Jones​, assistant professor, is the program coordinator for the Professional Health Education program.
Phone: 215-204-3341
Email: paul.jones@temple.edu