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Master of Health Professions Education Program

The Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) program provides health professionals with a focused program addressing the diverse teaching needs within the clinical or health related setting. Specifically, the program targets individuals employed in the health professions sector filling a gap between clinical knowledge and teaching skills, and/or residents/allied health students seeking a position at an academic setting.

The MHPE program is cohort-based with 8 blended courses which allows health-care professionals the flexibility to continue working to meet their professional obligations. The first and fifth courses incorporate onsite/in-person one-week summer intensives, 5 courses are offered completely online, and the final course, a Capstone Experience, is designed to meet individual needs.

This interdisciplinary degree is jointly developed and designed by clinical faculty members and pedagogical experts, which ensures a diversity of experiences and expertise. This graduate degree program fulfills a niche that is not currently met in Canada as there are no other programs available to the health education community (e.g., dentists, doctors, massage therapists, nurses, nutritionists, occupational therapists, paramedics, physiotherapists, veterinarians, etc.) that are both course-based and competency-based.


The MHPE program at Queen's university has exceeded my expectations. While I expected to learn a wealth of knowledge about Health Profession's Education, I was not expecting to learn it all as quickly as I have. The courses are relevant and very applicable to real world scenarios and help the learners develop a teaching dossier for practical use upon graduation. I was not expecting to make such wonderful connections with classmates and course directors across Canada which has been a pleasant surprise considering the classes have all been online. The program has been incredibly supportive to our busy clinical schedules and timely feedback and support has been provided when needed. I highly recommend this program for anyone interested in teaching within a healthcare setting. 

~ Britton Sprules, Physician Assistant

Who Should Apply:

Individuals who are current practicing health professionals (dentists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, pharmacists and other allied health roles) and individuals in the final stages of their training (i.e., residency) or seeking a position within an academic setting would be interested in our program.

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I would highly recommend the MHPE program at Queen’s University, especially for any health professional pursuing an academic career. This program is unique in that it embraces collaborative practice and has weaved an indigenous perspective throughout the program.  Wylie Chung, MD, FRCSC MHPE Student