Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a long-standing partner in theological education. Working in a hospital or other institutional setting, students gain 400 hours of intensive experience in chaplaincy and supervised theological reflection on the practice of ministry.
CPE is recommended for students in the degree programs in Care Giving Ministries, and may be required by some denominations for ordination. Students may choose to register for five (5) hours of course credit for the basic unit of CPE that is taken while enrolled at United.
Please note that CPE is offered at a wide variety of centers across the country and with schedules that will fit diverse needs, but it is not available online. Accredited training programs in CPE are available throughout North America and in most regions in which students reside.
Students should determine CPE training program accreditation requirements of their denomination before applying to a particular CPE program. CPE is not available online.