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UNMC’s College of Allied Health Professions offers innovative online educational options – a Master of Health Professions Teaching and Technology or a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Health Professions Teaching and Technology. 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 goal 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.

Degrees Offered

Master of Health Professions Teaching & Technology
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Professions Teaching & Technology

HPTT Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Health Professions Teaching and Technology (HPTT) Program must:

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Present official copies of all college and/or university transcripts.
  • Provide three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
  • Provide a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Provide a one-page personal statement discussing any of the following:
    • Applicant’s educational philosophy
    • Areas of education interests or focus
    • Prior educational experience (curriculum development, instruction, assessment, etc.)
    • How the program fits into the applicant’s career goals/objectives
  • Provide a self-assessment of computer, quantitative analysis, and personal skills and general preparation for succeeding in an online program.

Participant Requirements
Participants need to possess computer operating system skills and have easy access to a computer with a high-speed Internet connection and up-to-date software.  

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Applicants will be considered without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, or disability. Motivational factors, life experience, patient care experience, maturity, and references are important factors in the admission process.

How to Apply

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Academic Progress

Students enrolled in the HPTT Program are expected to make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their Individual Plan of Study and degree requirements. All courses must be passed with a grade of “B-” or better and a 2.7 cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be maintained throughout enrollment in the program. Courses may be repeated only once. A cumulative GPA below 2.7 at the completion of any semester may result in dismissal from the program.

Degree Completion

Upon successful completion of HPTT Program, students will receive a diploma and graduation information from UNMC Student Services. Students must be awarded a minimum of 30 credit hours by the UNMC Office of Academic Records in order to be eligible to graduate from UNMC.

Diplomas are issued three times each year - May, August and December - dependent upon the student's completion of all requirements set by the Program.  Graduates of the HPTT Program are welcome to participate in the graduation ceremonies in Omaha, Nebraska (May and December only).

HPTT Curriculum

The Plan of Study for the master's includes 30 credit hours made up of 15 hours of required* core courses, 12 hours of electives and 3 hours of capstone courses. The faculty advisor will work with the student to select an appropriate combination of elective courses to complete their Individual Plan of Study. Students seeking a certificate choose four of the core courses.

HPTT Required Core Courses (15 hours)
HPTT 601FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
HPTT 602INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
HPTT 603INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO HEALTH PROFESSIONS CURRICULUM3
HPTT 604MULTI-MEDIA & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR LEARNING IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS3
HPTT 605EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
MHPTT Capstone Courses Required (3 hours)
HPTT 631DIGITAL PORTFOLIO CAPSTONE: PART 11
HPTT 632DIGITAL PORTFOLIO CAPSTONE: PART 22
Total Credit Hours18
MHPTT Elective Courses (12 hours)
HPTT 620DISTANCE EDUCATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
HPTT 621FUNDAMENTALS OF ADULT LEARNING IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
HPTT 622COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
HPTT 623LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
HPTT 624SIMULATED AND VIRTUAL LEARNING IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
HPTT 630RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3

Degree seeking students may choose any four of the above elective courses. Credit for applicable outside courses will be accepted with approval of the student’s advisor or program committee.
* Required for master's degree.

All courses are subject to change based on instructor availability, enrollment, and technology.