16 months
1496 USD/credit 37026 USD/year
1418 USD/credit 35095 USD/year
595 USD/credit 14726 USD/year
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Healthcare students and professionals need the right training before they treat patients, and a valuable form of that training is simulation, or a learning scenario that mimics reality. At The University of Alabama at Birmingham through this Healthcare Simulation we can teach you innovative ways to integrate simulation into your organization, including how to manage a sim center.


In fact, our Healthcare Simulation program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is taught by internationally-recognized experts in simulation design and implementation, and utilizes collaboration between students from different career paths. For instance, your curriculum will include classes in both the UAB School of Health Professions as well as the School of Education. Your coursework will be divided into the following categories: simulation and education core, leadership and patient safety, and electives. 

During your first semester, we'll want you to be a part of a three-day, on-campus visit so we can give you the basics of healthcare simulation. After that, all your courses will be online. We'll cover current trends in the industry, project management, instructional design strategies, simulation methodology, financial management, clinical quality improvement, and fundamental leadership skills for clinical professionals. You'll also pick electives that give you independent study opportunities or other advisor-approved options. In the end, you should have a strong foundation in simulation methodology, leadership, and patient safety.

Fast Facts:

  • This program is taught by faculty who have received Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
  • This degree is one of only two in the country like it that does not require a specific previous degree for entry.

Programme Structure


  • Current Trends in Simulation
  • Simulation Methodology
  • Healthcare Simulation Laboratory
  • Advanced Debriefing
  • Project Management: Leading Successful Healthcare Initiatives
  • Simulation Capstone/Non-thesis Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Potential students will:

  • Hold a baccalaureate, graduate, or professional degree from a regionally accredited (e.g. SACS) college or university, or an international equivalent of a four-year degree.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 on most recent degree
  • If invited, complete interviews with Healthcare Simulation faculty

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1496 USD per credit during 16 months.
  • National

    35095 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1418 USD per credit during 16 months.
  • In-State

    14726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 595 USD per credit during 16 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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