Master of Science in Health Sciences, Concentration in Health Professions Education & Technology


Starting Fall 2020 pending UT System approvals

The MSHS with a concentration in Health Professions Education and Technology is a 100% online, accelerated, rigorous program that includes coursework in Health Science theory, pedagogical skills, technology, program evaluation, leadership and mentorship in the field. This program prepares students who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree to lead and educate allied health and health care professionals; public health practitioners; community health educators; school health science educators and administrators. Graduates of the program will also help fulfill the need for qualified teaching faculty, trainers, and leaders in the medical and allied health professions at all levels of professional preparation.  

The MSHS track in Health Professions Education and Technology is intended for all allied health and healthcare professionals; public health practitioners; community health educators; school educators and administrators.

Graduates of this program will be uniquely qualified to: 

  1. Design, implement and evaluate new and emerging curricula in the field of health science education.  
  2. Integrate technology in advanced instructional practices for health professionals. 
  3. Provide mentorship and leadership to current and future health science professionals on health science career preparation. 
  4. Implement emerging technology for health science education and physical activity promotion. 
  5. Lead initiatives to advance the field of health science education. 

This program is offered in the accelerated online format which is comprised of seven-week modules where courses are offered online on a rotating carousel basis. All courses are offered entirely on-line to meet the needs of a diverse group of learners.  

Students can register for one or two courses in each seven-week module and can begin the program in any of the six start dates each calendar year, as specified by the Graduate College Calendar. 

Applications Open February 2020

Career Information: 

As healthcare in the United States continues to evolve, the industry demands health professionals with an equal understanding of health science and pedagogical skills to lead in addressing the needs of their communities. Hospitals, schools, and universities have a high demand for well-trained educators. Roles for graduates include administrators, preceptors, department chairs, and directors of education. You may also pursue numerous other academic and administration leadership positions in the health field. 

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, health science trainers and educators fall into the larger employment category known as health services and medical managers. Employment for these professionals will be expected to grow by 18% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than average. As of November 2019, the median annual salary for medical and health services managers was cited as $99,730 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2019). 

MSHS with a concentration in Health Professions Education and Technology online program advantages include: 

  • 100% online 
  • Affordable tuition 
  • Accelerated program 
  • Instruction from faculty with experience in the field 
  • Complete coursework in as few as 12 months 

The program grounded in the Responsibilities and Competencies for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) developed by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). Students completing the master’s program are prepared to sit for the exam to be credentialed as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). 


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at (visited November 10, 2019).