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Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.” - World Health Organization, 2010



The Center of Interprofessional Education and Practice (CIPEP) acts as the coordinating body for interprofessional education (IPE), research and practice at Nova Southeastern University. This collaborative effort will provide resources for all professions including but not limited to curriculum integration for accreditation requirements, research, active learning strategies, and developing leaders in IPE. In addition, an overarching goal is to prepare students to be leaders an interprofessional collaborative work environment.


To improve the quality of life of those we serve through excellence and innovation in interprofessional education, research, service and practice.


To optimize the health outcomes of individuals through interprofessional education and practice focused on collaborative learning, research and service. To coordinate resources for the development of partnerships between NSU and the communities it serves.


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Elizabeth Swann, PhD, ATC, FNAP

Executive Director of The Center of Interprofessional Education and Practice

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