Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Allied Health Education & Administration

Allied Health Education

The Department of Educational Psychology offers this degree program.

Is this program for me?

The Master’s Program in Allied Health Education and Administration is designed for students preparing to pursue employment in health agencies, community, worksite, and healthcare settings.  It is also intended for licensed, certified, registered, and accredited allied health professionals who seek careers as educators or educational administrators in settings such as:

  • Schools for allied health professionals
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Clinical settings
  • Community health agencies

With projected shortages in our health workforce, numerous career opportunities abound.

It will typically take 2 to 3 years to complete the degree if students are enrolled full-time (9 hours per semester).

What will I learn?

Through coursework, a Comprehensive Exam or Master's Thesis, and internships students will have the ability to:

  • Assess individual and community needs for health
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion strategies, interventions, and programs
  •  Serve as a health resource person or professional educator
  • Communicate and advocate for health 
  • Administer Allied Health and Health promotion programs

Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, approved degree plan.  Following is the most current sample degree plan for the M.Ed. in Allied Health Education Administration.

What can I do with my degree?

Many of our graduates go on to work in the following settings:

  • Community and Public Health Agencies – coalition building, needs assessments, grant writing, media advocacy, budgeting, public speaking, etc.
  • Healthcare setting – provide patient education, professional education, develop and conduct health and wellness programs, and develop health outreach services in the community
  • Worksite Health Promotion – employee wellness activities, health screenings, health resource person, annual health fairs, etc.
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities – educators or educational administrators of allied health programs.  
  • Voluntary Health Agencies - plan, implement, and evaluate components of the agency’s programs.  Train volunteers, fundraise, educate the community, and provide professional services.

There are numerous opportunities for graduates in Allied Health Education and Administration.  Students may choose among the many branches of healthcare.  Following are some suggested careers.  Please see an advisor for more specific career opportunities.

  • Healthcare Educator 
  • Healthcare Professional  
  • Administrator of Allied Health Education Programs 
  • Healthcare Agency Researcher
  • Community College Instructors

To apply for this program, please see the Graduate Application Checklist.

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