Develop your critical skills as a professional health educator with a MSEd or Graduate Certificate in Professional Health Education. The program is designed to support health educators who have credentials for the content they teach, but are interested in gaining knowledge regarding teaching, learning theories and case-based instruction methods. 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. 

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Program Contact

Paul C. Jones​, assistant professor, is the program coordinator for the Professional Health Education program.
Phone: 215-204-3341

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