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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Innovative Technologies in Health Science Education, Certificate

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Education  > Graduate Certificate Programs  > Innovative Technologies in Health Science Education, Certificate

The Innovative Technologies in Health Science Education Certificate is designed to provide healthcare professionals with expertise that will aid them as educators facilitating student learning and as managers of education programs, including curriculum leadership and scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning. The courses in this certificate provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to use innovative technology tools to design interactive and engaging instructional resources that can be used in their professional careers. Courses specifically focus on how create effective, educationally-sound, technology-based learning materials for use in training environments as well as to support the professional development of adult learners.

Students in this certificate program typically work in a wide variety of different vocations. They include physicians, dentists, nurse educators, healthcare administrators, family therapists and others who work in various healthcare fields in the Texas Medical Center, the Houston area and other locations in the state and region.

We anticipate that upon earning the certificate, many of our graduates will apply for the Master’s degree program or seek new employment opportunities in academic healthcare institutions or other locations where they will have educational roles and responsibilities in instructional design, curriculum development, teaching and more.

For more information, please visit the Certificate in Integrating Innovative Technologies in Health Science Education program page.

Admission Requirements

The Certificate program is delivered completely online and is open to applicants who:

  • are currently working or have worked at a healthcare institution, or in private practice, and
  • have earned a baccalaureate degree with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.6 for undergraduate coursework (A = 4.00).

Applicants with an overall GPA of less than 2.6 cannot be admitted. Since all coursework may be completed online, students in the Certificate program do not need to live in the Houston area or attend any face-to-face classes.

More specific information is online at: http://medical.coe.uh.edu/admissions.htm

  1. Admissions applications must be submitted online through the UH Graduate School at http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/how-to-apply/
  2. Scanned copies of official transcripts can be uploaded as PDF files and may be used by programs to make admission decisions. Please follow the instructions online to properly scan and upload your transcript. If admitted, however, you will not be able to enroll without the official transcript(s) showing undergraduate degree conferral on file.
    Official transcript(s) should be sent to:
    Regular Mail: Express Mail: Electronic or “Speede” Transcript
    University of Houston
    Graduate Admissions
    P.O. Box 3947
    Houston, TX 77253-3947
    University of Houston
    Graduate Admissions
    4302 University Dr., Room 102
    Houston, TX 77204-2012

    Within the U.S., the fastest way to send your transcript is electronically. Please inquire at your previous institution about this option. Electronic transcripts can be delivered to gradschool@uh.edu.


  1. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for admission to the Innovative Technologies in Health Science Education Certificate program.
  2. There is no application fees for this Certificate program.

Certificate Requirements

Credit hours required for this certificate: 12.0

Students in the Innovative Technologies in Health Science Education Certificate program take a total of four courses (12 credit hours) that provide hands-on experiences with a variety of software applications and instructional strategies. Instruction is provided by faculty in the Learning, Design & Technology (LDT) Program at the University of Houston.

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