If you select the MHPE Online Option you will be able to register and participate in all required courses online. However, as an Online student, you are required to participate in the annual MHPE Conference each July following each of your core courses. The annual conference is held on the UIC campus and lasts 5 days. Participation is required beginning the first summer after you start your course work. You are required to attend two such conferences during the course of your online studies.