WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2010) - The Medical Tourism Association and the University of Richmond have launched a "Medical Tourism Certification" program, which will officially launch in 2011. The University of Richmond's School of Continuing Studies will work in partnership with the Medical Tourism Association in creating a curriculum and selecting instructors.
The professional certificate program will require six courses to complete, and each course will be available in both English and Spanish. The courses will be offered completely online, allowing the program to reach an international audience. Each course will cost $199 and will take four weeks to complete. Students will be able to participate in these courses anywhere, at any time, and at their own pace during the four-week period.
In the online classroom, students will be able to view lectures and presentations, read articles, engage in discussions with other students and faculty, answer questions and take quizzes.
In addition to earning the Professional Studies Certificate from the University of Richmond, students will also earn Continuing Education Units, or CEUs, for each class they complete. Courses can be taken individually, or as part the entire certificate program. The Medical Tourism Certification will provide a standard of best practices for those who work in this field.
"This is the first certification program for medical tourism taught by an established and leading university and educational system. This program will be a great opportunity for those individuals in the industry who are looking for advanced education and to set them apart," said, Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association and Chief Editor of the Medical Tourism Magazine.
"We are very excited to partner with the Medical Tourism Association, who has clearly established itself as the leader in the industry. We feel this program will be invaluable to potential students from around the world who are looking for certification in medical tourism," said Stephanie Bowlin, Non-Credit Program Manager at the University of Richmond. "We are looking forward to working with the MTA to put together a cutting edge curriculum and schedule and bringing in some of the leaders in medical tourism and international healthcare as professors and teachers for this online certificate program."
About the Medical Tourism Association
The Medical Tourism Association™ (Global Healthcare Association) is the international non-profit trade association for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry made up of the top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliated companies and members with the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of healthcare to patients in a global environment. Our Association promotes the interests of its healthcare provider and medical tourism facilitator members. The Medical Tourism Association™ (Global Healthcare Association) has three tenets: Transparency in Quality and Pricing, Communication and Education.
For more information about the MTA http://www.medicaltourismassociation.com.
About the University of Richmond
The University of Richmond is a highly selective, liberal arts university located on a 350-acre suburban campus located in Richmond, Virginia. Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond provides a learning environment unlike any other in higher education, offering students an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts with law, business, leadership studies, and continuing education. The School of Continuing Studies primarily serves non-traditional students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees for adults as well as non-credit certification and professional development programs.
For More Information on University of Richmond: http://scs.richmond.edu/medical-tourism.
For More Information about this Medical Tourism Certification or to request an opportunity to provide curriculum for the program, please contact:
Global Program Coordinator