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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Master of Health Professions Teaching & Technology

Gain a solid foundation in health science education, teaching skills, and the science of teaching.

Why Study Health Professions Teaching & Technology?

"The effective use of technology to teach has become a necessity to meet the needs of the digitally native millennial and postmillennial students who constitute the vast majority of students at universities worldwide. In the past decade, the explosion of simulators, mobile devices, apps, social media and other modalities have increased the potential to greatly enhance interactions between the instructor and students and improve learning, particularly so in health science fields. This innovative and inter-professionally taught master’s program will focus not only on the pedagogy of learning, but will also enable the teacher/instructor to gain skills in effective use of technology to teach health professions students. It should be a valuable resource to faculty, instructors and advanced students in the US and around the world."

  • H. Dele Davies, MD, MS, MHCM
    Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Why Study Health Professions Teaching & Technology at UNMC?

UNMC’s College of Allied Health Professions offers innovative online educational options – a Master of Health Professions Teaching and Technology or a Health Professions Teaching and Technology Graduate Certificate. The program not only prepares a new generation of health professions educators to teach in programs related to allied health, medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and other health professions, but it also prepares them to assess and integrate new and emerging educational technology.

The mission of the program is to provide health professions educators with a solid foundation in health science education, teaching skills, and the science of teaching. The completely online program fosters improvement in interprofessional instruction and innovative teaching methods in both academic and non-academic settings. Courses explore learning theory, best practices in teaching, the design and application of educational research, and investigation of the uses of instructional technology in health professions education.

Program Snapshot

Course Load
Full-time or part-time
Duration
Three years
Location
Online
Start Date
Spring, Summer, Fall

Program Highlights

Students in this program will gain a solid foundation in health science education, teaching skills and the science of teaching. The online program fosters improvement in interprofessional instruction and innovative teaching methods in both academic and non-academic settings. Courses explore learning theory, best practices in teaching, the design and application of educational research and the investigation of the uses of instructional technology in health professions education. Other program highlights include:

  • A completely online program, which provides flexibility in learning for working professionals.
  • An individualized approach to meet the unique needs and interests of students through elective coursework and a portfolio creation.
  • Curriculum designed and delivered by interdisciplinary health professions faculty.
  • A focus on innovative education technology throughout courses.
  • Content relevance to the student's role as an educator with opportunities for application to the student’s unique field of health professions education.

Careers & Outcomes

The Health Professions Teaching & Technology program was developed to prepare health professions educators to teach in programs related to public health, medicine, nursing and other health professions. The goal is to prepare students to become the next generation of health educators. The Health Professions Teaching & Technology academic offerings provide prospective applicants with opportunities for an advanced graduate degree through the master’s degree plan of study or a concentrated focus of practice through the associated certificate.

Health professions educators are most often employed at universities or healthcare organizations as clinical educators, faculty, or program directors. Other career fields may include work in community health organizations, health insurance companies, private business, government and public health departments, health promotions specialists, or health education specialists.

Alumni Testimonial

"I found it so interesting that I felt more connected to both my classmates and faculty in the Master of Health Professions Teaching and Technology distance education program when compared to several of my undergraduate face-to-face courses. Even though I had never met them in person (other than those from the College of Dentistry), I felt as if I had known them professionally and personally." - Jaimee Shropshire, Health Professions Teaching & Technology graduate

Jaimee Shropshire

Contact Us

Phone: 402-559-6673

State Regulatory Authorization

The University of Nebraska monitors developments in state laws in every state. The University of Nebraska is currently authorized, licensed, exempt, not subject to approval, or is permitted to accept students for programs in most states. To see a complete list of states, please visit NU Online.

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