MHPE Course Requirements

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MHPE Course Requirements

The educational offerings necessary for graduate degrees in HPE are fairly consistent across institutions. Below are the course offerings for students pursing the MHPE. 

The MHPE is sequenced to be completed within 24 months of full-time study or 36-48 months (or more) of part-time study. The degree program consists of a number of other required components, in addition to the formal courses. These include a written portfolio, a thesis that results in peer-reviewed publications, and a practicum experience.

Core Courses

Quarter Credit Hours

MED 500 Leadership Roles in HPE                                                        

MED 502 Philosophies of Science                                                                     

MED 504 Principles of Instruction in Clinical Education                                  

MED 505 Quantitative Research Methods in HPE                                

MED 506 Principles of Online Instruction                                                           

MED 507 Qualitative Research Methods in HPE                                  

MED 550 Theory to Practice in HPE I: Learning Theories                               

MED 555 Theory to Practice in HPE II: Instructional Methods             

MED 560 Theory to Practice in HPE III: Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation

MED 565 Theory to Practice in HPE IV: Curriculum Development      

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Recurrent Courses (taken several times, across multiples quarters) 

MED 605 Master’s Seminar in HPE 

MED 905 Master’s Thesis in HPE 

MED 400 Master’s Practicum in HPE

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 Electives (students take 6 credits of electives) Quarter Credit Hours

MED 501 Rhetoric and Academic Writing                                                          

MED 503 Practice of Assessment of Competence                                            

MED 801 Advanced Theories in HPE                                                                 

MED 800 Advanced Health Systems Seminar                                                  

MED 802 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in HPE                           

MED 803 Advanced Quantitative Research Method in HPE                           

MED 804 Advanced Instructional Methods and Curriculum Dev in HPE                  

MED 805 Advanced Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation in HPE                

MED 806 Advanced Principles of Leadership in HPE                                      

MED 807 Advanced Online Learning and Instruction                                       

MED 1003 Survey Design                                                                        

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Electives in Other USU Departments 
PMO 401 Patient Safety and Quality                                                                   

PMO 503 Biostatistics I                                                                              

PMO 504 Biostatistics II                                                                             

PMO 508 Biostatistics III                                                                            

PMO 522 Meta-Analysis                                                                            

PMO 531 Program Planning and Development                                                 

PMO 683 Critical Reading Seminar                                                                     

MPO 901 Research Methods           

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*Note: USU graduate courses are based on quarter credit hours. One (1) traditional semester credit hour is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credit hours.