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 - January 22, 2015

2015 events are ready for your registration. Are you starting a new business? Expanding your skill set? Looking for a change from your typical Continuing Education Course or do you want to provide input for a new CE course? Email Lisa Downing with questions or requests. Activated links will take you to registration.

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

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

Best Practices | Safe and Effective Intraoral Local Anesthesia | February 28, 2015 | 8:30am - 4:00pm

Beyond The Basics of Amputation Rehabilitation: Functional Assessment, Gait Training and Microprocessor Knee Units  | 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

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program  | April 3-4, 2015 | Space is limited. |

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

Smoking Cessation: Creative Approaches to Difficult Quits | 8:30am - 3:00pm | POSTPONED


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."