Health Care Professional Development

There is great demand for professionals like you who dedicate their lives to health care for all citizens. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, health care is one of the largest industries in the nation. It is projected that there will be 2.8 million new health care jobs by 2022. Learn to make a difference for patients, their families and the community – while advancing your career.

The UWM School of Continuing Education’s Health Care Professional Development brings together education and training you need to succeed in the marketplace.

Health Care Professional Development includes Trauma Counseling, Six Sigma for Health Care, an online training program called Career Step, and many other health-related courses.

UWM in Partnership With Career Step
Career Step is an online program offering career-focused education designed to help you quickly enter the workforce. Included is a great education with interactive learning tools; one-on-one instructor support by phone, email and chat; and comprehensive resources to help transition from education to employment in the following fields:

Trauma Counseling
Anyone in the community can be subjected to a wide range of traumatic events, from being physically injured to sustaining traumatic brain injury, to witnessing suffering from the aftermath of violence. Explore programs that include trauma-related counseling and treatment, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma first aid and post-traumatic growth.

Improving the Patient Experience Using Lean and Six Sigma
By engaging you in real-life scenarios, Improving the Patient Experience Using Lean and Six Sigma clearly demonstrates the advantages of these proven concepts at all levels for patients and providers. Simply put, Lean emphasizes the reduction of waste and Six Sigma emphasizes the reduction of errors. Administrators and managers use case studies to document how these principles may be applied to improve clinical outcomes, risk management, patient satisfaction and financial management.

Continuing Education for Rehab Health Professionals
UWM’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) Outreach Office promotes excellence in client/patient care by providing state-of-the-art Continuing Education (CE) programming for rehab health professionals. It offers a wide range of onsite and distance learning CE courses designed to support professional growth and development. The CHS Outreach Office is an approved provider of continuing education units by several national and local agencies in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, speech-language pathology and massage therapy.

Basic Spanish for Health Care Professionals

6 Tue., Sept 4-Oct 9

6 Thurs., Nov 1 - Dec 13, 2018 (No class Nov 22)

6 Thu., Mar 21-Apr 25, 2019

Post-Traumatic Growth – How to Build Resiliency in Recovery

Wed., Aug 29

Wed., Feb 6, 2019

Course available Jan 14-Feb 4, 2019

Trauma First Aid: When and How to Safely Help

Tue., Nov 6

Tue., June 11, 2019