Health Professions Education

Our Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) Health Professions Education is designed for students who hold a master's degree in a health professions specialty.

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Our Health Professions Education program empowers a new generation of transformative educators

Simmons University's Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) Health Professions Education provides advanced, graduate-level training distinct from clinical programs, focused on education. Students in the CAGS program are clinicians, clinical educators, and clinical managers seeking more training in the field of education.

Why study Health Professions Education?

Demand for effective educators within their fields of practice is growing. Our program is designed for clinicians seeking to become skilled educators in their fields. Students in our Health Professions Education program come from many healthcare arenas, bringing extensive clinical, management, and teaching experience.

Our faculty focus their classes around issues and trends in higher education as well as the best practices of teaching. You'll earn your certification and be prepared for a faculty or health educator position within your field.

What will you learn?

Our curriculum prepares students to design, teach, and evaluate curricula and instruction in a variety of contexts. Students work with Simmons faculty with backgrounds in many fields, including nursing, physical therapy, social work, nutrition, public health, and education.

Simmons' CAGS program is an online 18-credit post-Master’s program. It includes six 3-credit courses over 15 months: two in the fall and spring, and one in summer and fall.

All classes are conducted online, allowing students to continue their careers while becoming certified. Whether you're a nurse, registered dietician, physician's assistant, physical therapist or other health professional — you'll gain critical skills in educational strategies and best practices in online education.

What can you do with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Health Professions Education?

Graduates of our programs design courses and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and continuing education programs for maintaining professional certification or licensure.

Professional roles include

  • Advanced-level clinical educators
  • Clinical program managers
  • University faculty or administrators
  • Faculty development specialists
  • Program and curriculum developers
  • Educational policy makers in the health professions

Learn more about Simmons' Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Health Professions Education!

Our faculty would be happy to answer your questions. See below for faculty contact information or request more information today!

This program is designed to be completed in 86 weeks. 

This program will cost $21,600 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ N/A of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students 

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