Curriculum and Courses

Credit Hours

Thirty credit hours are required to graduate from the program. Students must take at least 11 credits of foundational courses and 9-15 advanced/elective courses. In addition, students will enroll for up to 10 credits for their mentored educational scholarship project/capstone.

Program Outcomes

  • Facilitate learning of health professions students in clinical, laboratory, and classroom settings
  • Design, develop, and evaluate curriculum
  • Assess and evaluate learner performance
  • Conduct and disseminate health professions education scholarship
  • Assume leadership roles within health profession education.


The curriculum for the M.Ed. HP program begins in August with a two-day immersive class: Health and Education Systems.

Foundations and Advanced Courses

  • Six Foundations Courses (11 credits) allow you to develop a well-rounded education practice.
  • Five Advanced Courses (9 – 15 credits) allow you to build the specialized skills you need. You may also choose to take elective courses to support your goals.
  • Capstone Course (4 - 10 credits) provides you support as you develop your own educational project or program.

Supervisory Committee

As students begin the program, they will work with a program-aligned mentor. Students will be responsible for identifying two additional University of Utah faculty members to serve with their mentor on the M.Ed. degree supervisory committee. The primary responsibility for monitoring the progress of students through the program will live with the primary mentor and committee members. At least one member of the supervisory committee should be a faculty member with expertise to guide the student’s capstone project.

Capstone Project

Each student will select a capstone project is to demonstrate achievement of program outcomes. Ideally, the capstone project will be aligned with the student's individual education practice. Dissemination of educational scholarship is required.


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