Catholic Distance University partners with the Catholic Medical Association to offer the following independent study courses to its members:

CMA—Another Doctor at Calvary

In this stunning 8-lesson course, Dr. Thomas McGovern interprets the Passion of Jesus Christ in light of both contemporary history and medical science answering many questions long debated by experts.  Using contemporary medical knowledge, Dr. McGovern builds on, completes and in a few cases corrects the findings of the classic but out of date work by Dr. Pierre Barbet A Doctor at Calvary. Register Now

CMA-Certification in Catholic Healthcare Ethics

Upon completion of this course, you will be better equipped to serve on ethics committees and serve the public health by promoting policies respectful of the life, dignity and nature of the human person in a clear and concise manner. You will also be able to apply Catholic moral teaching more effectively in the resolution of complex medical dilemmas. More importantly, you will be further equipped to provide information to families in areas of ethical consideration – not just the obvious end of life issues, but also in many other issues– for instance, adolescent participation in their medical decisions. This fully online course is completed in four weeks. Register Now


“Knowing what I believe and what the basis of those teachings and beliefs is has helped me immensely. I work full time and absolutely needed the asynchronous format where I could work on the courses when I had time during the day, weeks or months, etc. I could not fit a traditional face-to-face course format into my schedule.”–Dr. Angelo Giardino, MA (Theology)