Professional Health Education Graduate Certificate Program

The Professional Health Education Graduate Certificate in the College of Education and Human Development at Temple prepares students with the skills needed as an educator in professional health education programs, including programs such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and science. This 12-credit program is designed for healthcare professionals who are seeking expertise in teaching and learning theories and case-based instruction methods. The Professional Health Education Graduate Certficate program was created in conjunction with faculty and administrators from the Katz School of Medicine, the Kornberg School of Dentistry, and the College of Education and Human Development.

Through the graduate certificate program, you’ll develop critical decision-making and problem-solving skills through collaboration and networking with other leaders in the industry. Learn to apply evidence-based healthcare principles, effective coaching techniques and group facilitation to a diverse population, and develop teaching plans that can be applied to all students. 

Program Outcomes

Classes are taught by faculty experts from a rotation of health professional schools to ensure the most medically applicable curriculum. Learning outcomes are based on your field of study and include the following.

  • Applying evidence-based healthcare principles to teaching future professionals.
  • Designing, presenting and assessing case-based instructional modules. 
  • Implementing adult learning theories in both the didactic and clinical.
  • Performing effective coaching techniques.
  • Providing effective group facilitation and consultation.

Program Format & Curriculum

All Professional Health Education Graduate Certificate coursework will take place online or as in-person courses at the Temple University Center City campus. The certificate should take a minimum of one academic year to complete and students have up to six years to complete the program.

The graduate program's curriculum includes the following required courses.

  • Case-based Instruction and Learning
  • Facilitating Adult Learning
  • Fundamental Interpersonal Techniques for Healthcare Professionals
  • Group Facilitation and Consultation

Learn more about the Professional Health Education Graduate Certificate program courses.

Related Graduate Degrees


The Professional Health Education Graduate Certificate prepares students for educator and leadership roles in healthcare institutions and organizations. Graduates are ready to provide undergraduate and graduate health education programs in a variety of settings including the following.

  • Academic medical centers

  • Public and private hospitals

  • Universities and other centers of higher education

The College of Education and Human Development offers a range of career development services to its students. You can also visit the university Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,053.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,449.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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