The Department started in 2010 with 18 students and graduated 16 students with BSc.HPE in 2013. BSc. HPE is an up- grading programme that admit students with diploma or degree in any health profession (Nursing, clinical medicine, medical laboratory science, pharmacy, radiography, nutrition, physiotherapy, environmental health etc ) from an institution recognized by MMUST Senate. The mode of study is full time programme for 2½ years (8 semesters).
MMUST is the only University in the region that offer the programme at Undergraduate level and aims at using blended mode of delivery .The graduates from the programme have good prospects and all are absorbed and appointed as Medical teachers or in charges in majority of health training institutions in Kenya.
The department also coordinate FUNZOKenya project activities in MMUST Satellite. The programme has student- teacher exchange programme with Oulu and OUAS University in Finland. Currently, MMUST and Moi University will host NEXT-STEP Intensive course and the department of HPE is the lead contact in MMUST.
HPE is unique and all Health Professionals aspiring to be Medical Educators should enrol in the programme.