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How do I know if the Certificate in Health Professional Education is for me?

Professional advisors provide information and guidance to help you make informed educational decisions. You are encouraged to meet with your advisor at least once each semester. To schedule an advising appointment, contact Jennifer Daood at 414-229-5474 or daood@uwm.edu

How can I apply?

For admission forms or more information on course schedules, contact the advisor:

Jennifer Daood , Senior Advisor
UWM College of Nursing
Cunningham Hall 621

If you are not already admitted to a UWM graduate degree program, you must apply to the UWM Graduate School.

Is there a deadline to apply?

No, the enrollment period is rolling. You can apply at any time. Deadlines only surround class schedules.

Is the Certificate Program online?

No. Courses are offered face-to-face, once a week, online or on the weekends. Please refer to the schedule of classes for the most up to date course offerings.

Are there any prerequisite requirements for this Certificate?

There are some prerequisites that must be satisfied before declaring a Certificate in Health Professional Education. When you apply to the program, you will be placed into one of 3 categories:

  1. Post-baccalaureate student
    You must have completed a bachelor’s degree in a health care profession discipline with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale) and not be enrolled in a graduate degree program at UWM.
  2. Current UWM graduate health care profession student
    You are currently enrolled in a graduate health care profession degree and are in good standing.
  3. Post-graduate student
    You must have completed a graduate degree in a health care profession or related discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
What courses can I take to get the Certificate?

The completion of 15 credit hours (5 courses) within 3 years is required for the certificate. You complete 2 core courses and then select from 3 credits in the area of curriculum/program planning and evaluation, 3 credits in teaching/instructional strategies, and 3 credit hours in an elective area.

How much does the Certificate Program cost?

For the most up-to-date information, visit the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website. Be sure you are viewing the Graduate Fee Schedule for the appropriate semester.

In addition to regular tuition, there are also mandatory/segregated fees which are funds earmarked for the support of certain student services. See the Mandatory/Segregated Fees document for the appropriate semester on the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website.

There may also be additional course fees that could include differential tuition, distance education fees, or special course fees. To see if your courses have additional fees, go to web.uwm.edu/registrar/tools/fee.

How long do I have to complete the Certificate Program?

You must complete all certificate courses within 3 years of initial enrollment in the program.


Jennifer Daood 
Senior Advisor
UWM College of Nursing
Cunningham Hall 621