Healthcare Services and Programs

Applicants must be certain they meet the requirements for the program for which they are applying and submit their completed application nine to 12 months before the program's start date.

Given the limited number of positions available in most CPE programs, we encourage applicants to apply to multiple programs.

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The CPE application requires you to complete several in-depth personal essays, provide any previous CPE final evaluations, write potential learning goals and share a description of a helping incident in verbatim form, if you have any previous CPE experience. Read some tips on completing your application.

You will also be required to pay a $25 application fee by either check or money order. Please make your payment out to: OhioHealth Pastoral Care. This application fee is non-refundable and will be applied to your tuition, if you are accepted into the CPE program.

Please send your application with the $25 application fee to:

Mike Oskin, CPE Program Manager
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Pastoral Care Department
3535 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43214

Applicants who meet our criteria will be invited to participate in a face-to-face interview with members of the CPE Program. Applicants are responsible for their own travel, food and lodging accommodations.

We do not offer scholarships for our CPE programs; however, scholarships are sometimes available from faith group entities. Applicants interested in available scholarships should contact a representative from their faith group.

We are committed to protecting your safety and privacy and, as such, handle all sensitive student records professionally and responsibly. Read the Annual Notice on the Management of Student Records for more details.

CPE Programs

OhioHealth offers all three levels of CPE: Level I, Level II and Supervisory CPE. Find out which program is right for you.

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Why OhioHealth for CPE?

We offer our students outstanding opportunities, unique programs and competitive benefits, in addition to receiving accredited education at a faith-based organization.

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Applicants must complete several in-depth personal essays.Get tips on completing the application.

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