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Graduate Certificate in Teaching in the Healthcare Professions

Coming in 2018!                                                     Apply Here

Complete Coursework: as little as 12 months     Credit Hours: 16     Tuition: $417 per credit hour* 

The Certificate in Teaching in the Healthcare Professions is designed for veterinary and healthcare educators/professionals who seek additional preparation for educator roles in academia and health care organizations. The common core of course work includes work in curriculum development, instruction, student assessment, program evaluation, education leadership, and education scholarship. Students enrolled in the certificate courses will gain in-depth knowledge in the areas of organizational leadership, research methodology, curriculum development, instructional methods and learning theory, student performance assessment, program and faculty evaluation, and faculty development. Participants will also complete a capstone project, defined as a work of scholarship, which will allow application of knowledge and skills gained in coursework.

The program will be completed entirely online. This format allows professionals to pursue the certificate while keeping full-time jobs. Certificate in Teaching in the Healthcare Professions Program candidates are encouraged to use their home institution as a laboratory for the application of practical educational and leadership concepts and for development of their own scholarship.

*Based on spring 2016 tuition rates. Additional fees may apply. LSU reserves the right to modify tuition and fees at any time.

This is an online program designed for career-change, post-baccalaureate students; therefore, please see the LSU Online Orientation Catalog for more information.

A Graduate Certificate (G.C.) , as defined by the Louisiana Board of Regents, is a graduate-level academic offering that is earned after a student has already completed a recognized baccalaureate degree.

Admission Requirements 

All LSU graduate applicants are required to have the following including all departmental admissions requirements.

Below are the university admissions requirements. Each Louisiana State University Online degree program has specific requirements that you must meet in order to enroll. Please read the admission criteria for the program in which you are interested.

  • Submit the online application and application fee of $50 for U.S. citizens and $70 for all other applicants.
  • Submit official transcripts*, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources must be mailed to:

Grad Online
101 LSU Union Building
PO Box 25416
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

*Transcripts from the LSU campus at Baton Rouge do not need to be submitted. Transfer credit posted on the records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from the original institution(s). Schools, which have secured electronic transcript delivery, may send transcripts to

  • Bachelor's degree through an accredited institution (or the international equivalent). 
  • Applicants should have at least a 3.00 GPA on all undergraduate and graduate course work already completed.
  • If you don't meet the GPA or work experience requirement (as defined in the program-specific admissions requirement, if applicable), please submit a MCAT, GMAT or GRE test score:

  • If a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the GRE Test is submitted, LSU's code for GRE and GMAT reporting is R6373-5. Test information may be obtained from the Graduate School at LSU, graduate schools at most colleges and universities, or by writing to Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541. Allow at least six weeks for the examination results to reach LSU.                                                                                                                                                                       
  • To expedite the application process, please submit supporting documents at time of application. Submitting supporting documents after application has been submitted could delay application processing time.

Course Sequence 

One Year - 16 Graduate Credit Hours 

Hours Credit Title
3 3 How People Learn: Implications for Choices and Approaches in Teaching and Learning in Healthcare Education
3 3 Pedagogical Principles and Best Practices for Teaching in Healthcare Education
3 3 Curriculum Design in Healthcare Education
3 3 Assessment and Evaluation in Healthcare Education
3 3 Basic Principles for Educational Technology and Social Media in Healthcare Education
1 1 Capstone Project in Healthcare Education: Practicum and Current Issues in Healthcare Education


Online Graduate Certificate Tuition

The Certificate


Per Credit Hour


Per Course

(Based on 3-credit courses)

Program Approximate Total Cost

16 credits 

Certificate in Teaching in the

Healthcare Professions

$417 $1251 $6672

For additional information please contact:  

Annie J. Daniel, PhD
Director of Veterinary Instructional Design and Outcomes Assessment
Associate Professor of Veterinary Medical Education
School of Veterinary Medicine