Healthcare Modeling and Simulation Certificate -- Curriculum 240 (DL)

Program Officer

LTC Charles P. Rowan, Ph.D., USA

Watkins Hall, Room 274

(831) 656-7872, DSN 756-7872

Academic Associate

Rudy Darken, Ph.D.

Code CS/Rd, Watkins Hall, Room 384

(831) 656-7588, DSN 756-7588

Brief Overview

The Naval Postgraduate School, in partnership with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, have collaborated to design and deliver a distance learning educational program for healthcare simulation professionals. This program focuses on the effective use of modeling and simulation in the healthcare domain. The materials developed have been reviewed and incorporated into an efficient, interactive, fast-paced certificate program for working professionals.

The certificate requires the completion of four courses, comprising 16 credit hours of work at the graduate level. These courses form a coherent sequence to equip the certificate student with the core skills necessary to manage a modeling and simulation education and research program which can be completed in 12 months. 

Program Length

Four quarters

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
MV4002Simulation and Training



MV3403Research Methods and Statistics for Healthcare Simulation



MV4003Technology and Simulation in Healthcare Education



MV4460Management of Modeling & Simulation Development