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Medical/Healthcare Simulation, M.S.

Learn to design and run simulation programs in the medical and healthcare industry—and beyond—in this two-year degree program. Complete your courses online on your schedule, while also getting critical experience during a week-long course at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine’s high-fidelity simulation lab.

What You’ll Learn

From hospital-based simulation programs used to train and assess clinical staff to freestanding simulation hospitals designed to recreate the hospital setting and improve outcomes, performance, efficiency, and safety, medical and healthcare simulations are a crucial element of the industry.

This two-year Medical/Healthcare Simulation, M.S. program—completed almost entirely online—will provide a solid foundation for anyone interested in learning to design and run these important simulation programs. Your coursework will span areas including adult learning theory, case design, assessment and exam design, simulation research fundamentals, basic human anatomy/physiology and radiology, and management of a simulation center.

In addition to your online coursework, you’ll get critical experience by spending a week working in NYITCOM’s high-fidelity simulation lab on our Long Island campus, applying the knowledge you have gained by designing and running simulation programs utilizing standardized patients, mannequins, and task trainers.


  • Adelphi University
  • Northwell Health
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Simulation Center
  • PCOM Georgia Simulation Center
  • St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
  • Stony Brook University

Career Options

  • Manager/Director of Operations
  • Simulation Educator
  • Simulation Technologist
  • Standardized Patient Educator
  • Non-healthcare FIelds: Law Enforcement, Law Schools, Hospitality

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.







AOA Accreditation Badge

The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program is accredited by the AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

How You’ll Succeed

You’ll work directly with professors who are industry professionals, actively working with national organizations or at centers using simulation programs as an assessment tool. You’ll benefit from their expertise and practical advice gleaned from years of experience in real-world settings.

By the completion of the M.S. program, you’ll be prepared to step into any simulation center and be an active and immediate participant. In addition to roles in hospital and clinical settings, your skills and knowledge can be translated to fields beyond healthcare, that also use simulation, such as law enforcement, law schools, the hospitality industry, aviation, and the military.

AOA Accreditation Badge


The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program is accredited by the AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

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