New Master's Degree Program Added

AT-teaching.jpgThe office of Provost Rita Gulstad has announced the addition of a new Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) program, to begin in Fall 2023.

Central already offers several health professions programs, including nursing, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, exercise science, athletic training, behavioral health, and health science.  Many of the programs also have a completion option for graduates of associate degree programs at community colleges across the state of Missouri and beyond.

Educating students to enter the healthcare workforce requires individuals with not only professional experience in their health care profession, but individuals who understand teaching and learning theories, evaluation strategies, course and program assessment methods, and the changing landscape of higher education. To meet these needs, Central will be expanding on its graduate programs and adding the MHPE.

This new degree option provides healthcare professionals an opportunity to become well-prepared educators, ready to share their love of their profession with future healthcare professionals. This new program was developed with the working adult in mind and will be able to be completed in two years. Because this is an interdisciplinary program, the faculty will come from a variety of health professions backgrounds, but will all have experience in health professions education.

Learn more about the program requirements and application process on our website.

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