Catholic Health Ethics Certification Program

St. Paul's Newman Center is elated to announce a partnership with the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) to offer their accredited certification program in Catholic Bioethics and Healthcare ethics. This program will be available Fall Semester to juniors and up for students pursuing life sciences or health care professions at NDSU or in the Tri-College community. 

The first class in the series will be offered this fall: CHP 391 "Fundamentals of Catholic Health Care Ethics and Bioethics." It will be an online 3 credit class instructed by Msgr. Gregory Schlesselmann. The class will examine the theory and practice of Catholic moral tradition as it applies to challenging and complex contemporary issues in health care.  A second class Spring semeseter, also 3 credits, will complete the certification from NCBC and all credits will apply to student transcripts.

This historic, one-of-a-kind partnership is a tremendous opportunity for students pursuing life science or health care professions to become certified in Health Care ethics from one of the premier medical ethics centers in the US. We are excited and proud to partner with NDSU and NCBC to make this program available to the students.


Scholarships for the program will be made available through the Newman Center - application detail for those scholarships will be made available soon.


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Role & Mission of the NCBC 

The National Catholic Bioethics Center, established in 1972, conducts research, consultation, publishing and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences, and derives its message directly from the teachings of the Catholic Church. More information can be found on their website:


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