Health Professions Education

Online Master's Degree from an Accredited Leader in Adult Education


Careers in allied health professions are one of the fastest growing areas in the job market. With this growth comes the need for more educators in these professions. Excelsior College designed its Master of Science in Health Sciences (Health Professions Education) to meet this growing need.

Demand for a focus in education is higher than ever and now it's easier than ever to specialize in health professions education at the graduate level, thanks to Excelsior.

Designed for practicing health professionals who desire to move into a faculty role within their profession, our dynamic online program provides skills in:

  • Curriculum development
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Technology applications
  • Classroom and clinical instruction
  • Principles of teaching and learning

Excelsior designed this online master's degree for adult students who have busy lives and a lot of real-world experience. You'll enjoy:

  • Generous credit-transfer policies that allow for up to 50% of your previous graduate course work to be applied.
  • Flexible 8-week online courses that allow you to work while you earn your degree.
  • Personalized academic support from advisors who know you by name.
  • Outstanding faculty who are leaders in their field.
  • Affordable tuition and fees competitive with public institutions, along with flexible-payment options, financial aid, and other forms of support.
  • Please note: students pursuing the health professions education specialization will need to supply, upon admission, documentation of eligibility to practice their given health profession in their current state of residence.

    A Master's in Health Sciences degree boosts your career!

    Excelsior is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. As a nonprofit, accredited college, Excelsior upholds the highest academic standards. Graduates from the Master of Science in Health Sciences  program will be prepared to move to the next level of their career.

The Master of Science in Health Sciences program is a 36 credit degree consisting of an 18 credit core, a 15 credit specialization, and a three credit capstone course. The courses comprising the health professions education specialization are:

HSC 600: Principles of Teaching and Learning
HSC 610: Assessment & Evaluation in Health Professions Education
HSC 620: Technology & Applications in Health Professions Education
HSC 630: Classroom & Clinical Instruction
HSC 640: Curriculum Development

See the credit requirements in chart form (PDF)

Students who complete a Health Professions Education specialization will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in using multiple strategies of communication to convey complex thoughts and ideas.
  2. Use research findings to explain and direct the resolution of practice related issues and challenges.
  3. Apply leadership skills in managing people and programs.
  4. Analyze issues and challenges, including new and emerging trends
  5. Use knowledge of health care policy and delivery systems to guide professional practice.
  6. Implement specialized knowledge and skills in an advanced practice role.

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