Category Archives: Continuing Education & Professional Studies

Personal Trainer Certification Course To Launch This Fall

Each day, Americans are inspired to live healthier, more active lifestyles. 55.3 million people belong to at least one of the 36,180 health clubs located in the United States. And, according to economists, the number of jobs within the fitness industry are expected to grow

Top Seven Professional Certifications

As associate director for continuing education at Towson University Center for Professional Studies, I get a lot of questions about professional certifications. Professional certifications vary, of course, by industry, but in general, they are a short yet deep dive into a specific subject. Most often,

Six Reasons to Consider a Career in Medical Coding

The Center for Professional Studies at Towson University delivers professional certification courses that address critical skills gaps in high growth industries. One career that is forecast to grow at a rate of 15% a year for the next 10 years is medical coding. But did

Continuing Education Information Session: Top Six Reasons to Attend

The Center for Professional Studies at Towson University delivers professional certification courses that address critical skills gaps in high growth industries. As the new associate director of continuing education, I would like to invite you to an information session on Saturday, April 9 at 10:00

Center for Professional Studies Welcomes New Associate Director

Towson University Center for Professional Studies (CPS) welcomed Vicki Simek as associate director, Continuing Education, last month. Vicki brings many years of experience in higher education to her current role. Most recently she served as executive director, Workforce and Community Education, at Cumberland County College

Online Instruction and Learning: Designing the Grand Illusion

Most exemplary classrooms exhibit an ironic physical characteristic: the instructor is difficult to locate. Not in the front of the room, not lecturing, not at a podium; instead, most exemplary instruction takes place in the interaction of instructor and students/students and students in hands-on learning.

21st Century ICT Learning: Making it Work

Students hunch over their seats in rows, furiously copying notes, furtively glancing up as a teacher writes on a blackboard. The subject? Using secured digital resources to support collaboration in the workplace. What’s Wrong With This Picture? Teaching Information Communications Technology (it is now ICT)

Finding Time for Continuing Education

Continuing education courses are a great way to take career advancement into your own hands. Besides financial obligations, finding the time to complete such courses can be a challenge. That’s why we have put together this list of 5 ways to find time and stay