Health Education Specialty Track

The Health Education Specialty Track comprises an in-depth exploration of instructional techniques and curriculum development methods. The required courses offer students advanced insight into effective public health education in a concentrated, specialized structure. For those interested in pursuing careers as health educators, teachers, and trainers, this set of courses provides an opportunity to develop new, specialized skills that can be applied directly to the workplace.

The courses offer both a practical and theoretical examination of instruction. You will gain advanced knowledge of various learning theories and styles, while practicing techniques that help create an educational environment to support a student’s development. You will also complete coursework that focuses on the creation, implementation, and evaluation of new curriculum in health instruction.

MHS 540 Health Professionals as Educators

This course will provide an overview of education within the healthcare environment and specifically address all aspects of the teaching-learning process including learning theories, learner characteristics, assessment, health literacy, and strategies for the provision of optimal instructional experiences. Emphasis is placed on the integration of these principles into professional practice.

MHS 541 Designing Instruction for Health Programs

This course will provide an overview of the facets involved in designing sound instruction for health care programs. Specifically the course will address the phases of the ADDIE process to include analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating learning initiatives.

MHS 542 Curriculum Development for Health Programs

This course will examine the process of curricular development for health programs. Focus will be placed on examining internal and external influences on the academic planning process using systematic planning and evaluative models for curricular development and decision making. Emphasis will be placed on the role of leadership in establishing an educational environment to support successful health curricular programs.

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I did not know what to expect from a 100% online program, but with expert faculty and staff that are devoted to supporting students, my learning experience has exceeded my expectations. Faculty members are readily accessible and actively participate in the learning process, promoting critical thinking. Through the program, I have developed a better understanding of what it takes to be a leader in healthcare and the skills required to excel in such positions.

- Kendrah Beiler, Online MHSc Graduate 2015