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Certificate in Hippocratic Healthcare Ethics

Next Start Date

August 25, 2022

Credit Hours

21 hours


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Why Choose Trinity's Online Hippocratic Healthcare Ethics Certificate?

The certificate in Hippocratic Healthcare Ethics is designed with various groups of students in mind, including those who are presently—or aspire to be—physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, hospital chaplains, and other healthcare professionals and administrators, as well as those involved in medical education. The certificate is well-suited for those with professional or other responsibilities who desire a flexible 21-semester hour certificate grounded in the Hippocratic practice of healthcare and a firm commitment to a biblical worldview.

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The Certificate of Theological Studies is 21 credit hours which consists of 3 hours of Biblical Studies, 3 hours of Theological Studies, and 15 hours of Electives. An admissions counselor will help you customize a unique program of courses to fit your interests.

Financial Aid

Did you know that nearly 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid? At Trinity we offer scholarships, grants, rebates, and other aid options to help pay for the cost of schooling. Learn more about what is available below or by contacting the Financial Aid Office at [email protected].

why complete a certificate program?

This certificate is stackable as part of the MA/BE allowing all 21 credit hours to be included as part of the full master’s degree. By enrolling in online courses, remote learning, mentored and independent study work, and as few as one week-long courses on campus, the certificate can be completed without relocating near the Bannockburn, Illinois campus.
Should you choose to further your education in the MA in Bioethics program, the courses you take for this certificate will be counted toward your degree.

Program Objectives

Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Hippocratic Healthcare Ethics will be able to:
  • Understand current and emerging bioethical issues in healthcare.
  • Discern the differences among competing contemporary approaches to ethics & bioethics.
  • Employ biblical and theological foundations for addressing issues in bioethics.
  • Engage bioethical challenges specific to clinical healthcare and the contemporary practice of medicine.

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Featured Faculty

Michael J. Sleasman, PhD

Dr. Sleasman is the editor of Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics and serves on the Board of Reference for the Christian Institute on Disability for Joni & Friends and as a consulting editor for the Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability. His areas of research specialization include the theological engagement of bioethical issues with particular emphasis on biotechnology, other emerging technologies, and human futures, as well as the intersection of technology, ethics, and culture in general. He has been interviewed on a range of bioethical issues by print and radio media and has delivered workshops, lectures, and presentations for churches, universities, and at several professional societies.


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