Health Professions | Continuing Education

Continuing Education | Mission and Vision

The College of Health Professions is committed to post-graduate professional continuing education. These opportunities follow the core values of the College of Health Professions, incorporating engaging, team-based, interprofessional (IP) learning, scholarship, clinical and community service in person-centered healthcare.

Continuing Interprofessional Education (CIPE), as well as profession-specific continuing education (CE), is developed to meet the challenges and changes in healthcare today. Distinguished faculty and professionals collaborate and deliver topics relevant to healthcare providers and the patients and communities they serve.

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Updates - December 1, 2014

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving Holiday and will consider treating yourself to Continuing Education in the new year. It is not too early to mark your calendar for 2015 events - Email Lisa Downing with questions or requests. Activated links will take you to registration.

Build Your Own Healthcare Practice: Professional Services - How to Hire a Lawyer and other Cost Saving Advice | January 15, 2015 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Hillsboro | Honolulu

Build Your Own Healthcare Practice: Practice Management and  Daily Operations | February 5, 2015 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Smoking Cessation: Creative Approaches to Difficult Quits | February 13, 2015 8:30am - 3:00pm

Build Your Own Healthcare Practice: Financials and Budgeting | February 26, 2015 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Pain Relief for Dental Emergencies: IntraOral Injections Lecture and Hands-On Lab | February 28, 2015 | 8:30am - 4:00pm

Advanced Amputation: Mobility Specialists | Saturday March 7, 2015

Build Your Own Healthcare Practice: Local Market Considerations - Marketing and Location experts in Honolulu and Hillsboro will be at each site | March 12, 2015 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (tentative date) | April 3-4, 2015

TBI in the Classroom | April 10, 2015

Build Your Own Healthcare Practice: The Balancing Act - What to Consider as You Try To Do It All | April 16, 2015 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Vertigo and Falls Prevention | April 25, 2015

Adolescent Wellness | May 8, 2015


Continuing Interprofessional Education (pdf) is undertaken after initial qualification when members of 2 or more health and/or social care professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care.

Pacific University College of Health Professions Continuing Education Department develops all continuing education based on needs assessment(s) and with intent to incorporate the five competencies from the 2003 report by Institute of Medicine Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality which are: delivering patient-centered care, working as part of interdisciplinary teams, practicing evidence-based medicine, focusing on quality improvement and using information technology. These competencies also support the Triple Aim citing outcomes of better health, lower cost, higher patient satisfaction.

Institutional Review Board

A study of Continuing Interprofessional Education (CIPE) outcomes is in development for submission to the IRB and will be peer reviewed for publication in accordance with the design of the study.


What attendees are saying about Pacific University Continuing Education.

"Wonderful teaching; relaxed learning environment; great content. This was truly a wonderful course."

"Great event. Much more than I expected and the speakers were great."

"I feel compelled to write to you to say just how impressed I am with the CE course I attended today.  The kind professionalism of your staff, from the minute I walked in, throughout the course of the day, was nothing short of exemplary."

"Informative and Interactive. Very helpful!"

"Thank you for demonstrating an interdisciplinary approach to health care."

"I'm glad I came."

"Great speakers and Great Food!"

"Excellent speakers and very informative. I have often felt in previous Cont. education courses there has only been a small amount of useful information; however, today has been very beneficial during all sessions."

"Great panel of pain experts!"

"Thank you so much for incorporating alternative approaches to pain management- definitely my favorite part =)!"

"Very informative & appropriate to implement into my practice. Great food."