Masters Degree in Education-Allied Health Teaching and Leadership

Education-Allied Health Teaching and Leadership

Master of Science in Education – Allied Health Teaching and Leadership provides instructors, administrators, program directors, community personnel, and anyone interested in effecting a change within the allied health field, an intensive study of theory and practice in the field of health education.  The program fosters independent learning and prepares students to contribute through leadership and scholarship to the education profession within various allied health fields and disciplines.  Students complete a foundation of courses in such areas as diversity; curriculum design,evaluation and assessment; and instructional technology before focusing on issues and trends in health education; development, implementation, and evaluation of community health education programs; legal/ethical decision-making for health educators; and health behavior theories related to health education. Graduates are able to demonstrate knowledge and application of theory and to critically analyze and competently solve problems in the area of education related to the allied health field based on applied research methods.

The Allied Health Teaching & Leadership concentration courses align with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) competencies as being eligible for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

Program Objectives

MSEd AHTL program prepares students to contribute to the education profession as leaders.  Upon completion of the program, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate theory-based and practical leadership in K-12, higher education, and related fields.
  • Incorporate critical thinking, scholarly writing, research, and technology in practice.
  • Design and assess curriculum, instruction, and programs related to student success.
  • Direct educational operations including enrollment management, student retention, and educational effectiveness in community and institution programs.
  • Exhibit competency in professional practices including ethics, diversity, legal issues, and communication with all educational stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution.

The Master of Science in Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership is designed to meet the needs of students with accredited baccalaureate degrees.  Students may be instructors, program directors, and managers of higher education healthcare programs as well as community health educators and leaders.

NOTE: Courses in the MSE AHTL program are each eight-weeks in length, and students are scheduled for two courses concurrently if attending full-time.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership degree, students must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours.  In the final semester of their program, students complete an action research project related to their area of interest. No electives are offered in this program.  Thirty of the program hours must be completed through .


Master of Science in Education, Allied Health Teaching and Leadership Major Core Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
Affirming Diversity 3.0 credit hours
Education Governance, Motivation and Ethical Decision Making 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Curriculum Design 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
The Law in Education 3.0 credit hours
Learning Theories Applied To Classroom Instruction and Management 3.0 credit hours
Issues and Trends in Health Care Education Programs 3.0 credit hours
Developing, Implementing and Evaluating Health Education Programs in Institutions and the Community 3.0 credit hours
Compliance and Legal/Ethical Issues in Health Education 3.0 credit hours
Health Behavior Theory in Health Education 3.0 credit hours
Decision Oriented Educational Research 3.0 credit hours
Action Research Project ( Capstone ) 3.0 credit hours


  • Dr. Brian Keintz, Chair–Chair of Graduate Programs in Education
  • Dr. Andrea Thompson
  • Dr. Ashlee Robertson
  • Dr. Diana Martin
  • Dr. Jan L. Saeger
  • Dr. Jessica Fuda-Daddio
  • Dr. Kelly Gatewood
  • Dr. Kelly Schwirzke
  • Dr. Manuel Rosa
  • Dr. Michelle Bridgewater
  • Dr. Richard Dietzel
  • Dr. Stephanie VanDeventer
  • Dr. Steve Roth
  • Dr. Sue Adragna
  • Dr. Terri Bubb
  • Dr. Theresa Rouse

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