Human Performance Technology Certificate

The Certificate in Human Performance Technology (HPT) at UWF prepares students to analyze organizational performance and design, develop, implement and evaluate performance improvement solutions. This 12-hour online program is aligned with the performance standards developed by the International Society for Performance Improvement, preparing students to function as performance improvement specialists in a number of organizational settings.

Program Description

The Human Performance Technology (HPT) Certificate includes four courses, each focused on a key component of the process:

  • Performance, Gap and Cause Analysis
  • Intervention Selection and Design
  • Intervention Implementation and Change Management
  • Evaluation of HPT Interventions

The entire certificate can be completed in as little as one semester.

The HPT certificate program provides foundational knowledge, skills and abilities that can be applied in a wide variety of organizational settings including business, healthcare, public and private education, military and non-profit sectors. Career areas of focus can include all levels of management, work force and staff training, organizational development, structural support design, analyst, evaluator and strategist, change leader and more.

Credits earned in conjunction with the Certificate in HPT can be applied towards multiple degree programs including the Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology, the Master of Science in Administration Human Performance Technology Specialization and the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Instructional Design and Technology Specialization.

The Human Performance Technology Certificate is a 12 hour online program. Online delivery enables you to take courses in your timeframe—on your schedule. It is possible to complete all program requirements in two to four semesters.

Online degrees may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please review our State Authorization Status to confirm that the program is available in your state.

Program Course Plan

EME 6429

Human Performance Improvement


EME 6426

HPT Interventions


EME 6427

Implementing HPT Interventions


EME 6428

Evaluating HPT Interventions


Total Hours


For more information, please see the course catalog.


Nancy B. Hastings, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor and Chair
Phone: (850) 474-3013
Office: Bldg. 70, Room 109