College of 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 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 - October 15, 2014

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program November 1-2, 2014 - Registration is closed. Email Lisa Downing to hold a seat for the spring 2015 course.

Build Your Own Healthcare Practice Series - Six different two hour sessions that help to prepare you for the challenges of opening your own healthcare practice. Starting with Do I Have What It Takes to Run My Own Business? and progressing through planning, decision making and life balance. The course design will include assignments prior to attending the session,  and in class activities and Q & A to allow you to get the most out of the series.

Continuing Education and Continuing Interprofessional Education Courses and Workshops

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (pdf), Saturday and Sunday, November 1-2, 2014 | Contact Lisa Downing

Build Your Own Healthcare Practice - November 5, 2014 and January 15, February 5, February 26, March 12 and April 16, 2015. Participants can join this series from Pacific's Hillsboro campus or Honolulu Office!

Advanced Amputation (email), Saturday March 7, 2015 | Save the Date


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."