Graduate Professional Education


Continuous professional development opportunities

At Northeastern’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences we promote continuous professional development opportunities — in your clinical, community, or leadership roles.

We strive to provide you excellent innovative and interdisciplinary professional education to address current and emerging needs in the field of health. Our programs provide high-quality opportunities for advanced knowledge and skill acquisition (or re-acquisition), to ensure you are in tune with the rapid advances and innovations of healthcare today and tomorrow. We offer both credit and non-credit courses and programs.

Irina Todorova, Northeastern University

For more information contact:

Irina Todorova, PhD
Director for Continuing Education and Clinical Professor

Programs and Workshop Highlights

Graduate Certificates

(Credit-bearing )

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Extreme Medicine Certificate

Push the boundaries of your career and explore the challenges of applying your expertise in extreme environments.

The graduate certificate in Extreme Medicine prepares medical professionals of all types who are interested in providing lifesaving care in austere emergency situations.

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Patient Safety Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety gives you the knowledge and practical skills you’ll need to design safer systems of care and promote a culture of safety in your workplace.

Whether you’re a clinician, healthcare administrator or leader, knowing the most up-to-date patient safety practices and policies is a win-win for everyone.

Professional Certificates

(Badge | Contact Hours )

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Social Determinants of Health Certificate

The Social Determinants of Health Certificate meets the growing demand for health professionals to understand the fundamental mechanisms that shape how society impacts individual peoples’ health.

Whether you’re a nurse, social worker, first responder, physician or other health professional, understanding the roots of inequity will bring clarity and empathy to your work.

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Telehealth Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Telehealth provides you with advanced training in core areas including health informatics, artificial intelligence, virtual communications and delivery, immersive media, virtual team management and much more. Whether a clinician or leader your will reap the benefits of developing these key skills for today’s healthcare practices.

Workshop Series

(No credit)

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workshop series

Advanced Mental Health Pharmacological Treatment Modalities for NP Prescribers

Leading psychiatrist, Maitri Patel, M.D., shares current best practice for treating patients with effective pharmaceutical agents to improve short and long-term outcomes.

Dr. Patel is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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workshop series

First Responder Resilience and Behavioral Health

The First Responder Resilience and Behavioral Health Workshop Series teaches you the skills you need to support people at a time of crisis.

You will create a personal coping plan and learn how to engage in active and practical resilience building to help you manage long-term exposure to the trauma and stress of the work you do.

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workshop series

The School Nurse Virtual Leadership Series

The School Nurse Virtual Leadership Series provides school nurse leaders and administrators with a comprehensive set of tools to strengthen your confidence, values and competencies to improve student health and achievement.

Continuing Education


Our School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. We deliver live, online, and enduring programs for pharmacists, co-sponsored by pharmaceutical industry partners, pharmacy professional organizations, medical communications companies, and more.

Continuing Education

Physical Therapy

Northeastern’s Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences offers course in continuing education for physical therapists.

Continuing Education


Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

See our current course offerings below.