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Graduate Certificate in Teaching in the Healthcare Professions

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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 current 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.

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 

This course is design to study learning theories and cognitive science implications for choices and approaches in teaching and learning in Academic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and other Academic Healthcare Professions. (3 credit hours)

This course is the study of the foundational principles of learning theory and research in healthcare education, which improves teaching and learning in clinically, based educational programs. (3 credit hours) 

This course is the study of basic principals and design of curricula in healthcare education. Healthcare education curricula in the different healthcare professions will be analyzed to review models of design and evidence-based practices for curriculum management and governance that yields continuous improvement. (3 credit hours) 

This course will study the different methods of assessment and evaluation practices within healthcare education programs. This course will review assessing in outcomes driven environment, planning for assessment, and effective use of assessment data to improve teaching and learning in healthcare education. (3 credit hours) 

This course is the study of application of appropriate tools, techniques, and processes that facilitate the application of senses, memory, and cognition to enhance teaching practices and improve learning outcomes within academic healthcare education. (3 credit hours)

This course is designed for Education Practicum/Capstone and Current Issues in Academic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and other Academic Healthcare Professions. (1 credit hour) 

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

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