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MS in Health Sciences


The online Graduate Programs in Health Professions Education (HPE) are specifically designed to prepare health professionals for careers in health professions education.  The Graduate Programs offer the opportunity to earn either a  Master of Science in Health Sciences (31 credits) or a Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education (13 credits). Regardless of the setting or mode of instruction, teaching health professionals requires a special set of knowledge and skills.

Program Design and The Teaching Portfolio

The Master’s program and Graduate Certificate are uniquely designed to blend online courses with competency based education. Threaded throughout the health professions curriculum is the requirement to build an individualized Teaching Portfolio which includes a major graded roject from each course. Each teaching portfolio project is integrated into a final cumulative Teaching Portfolio. Course content and documentation of achievement of specific health professions education competencies are used to build the Portfolio.  

                 ePortfolio Repository

To facilitate development of the Teaching Portfolio, each student is provided with their own ePortfolio Repository. At the completion of each course, students will upload the related segment of their portfolio into the ePortfolio Repository where each section of the Portfolio will remain with the student until completion of the Degree or Certificate.  Attainment and documentation of the following competencies form the foundation of the individualized Teaching Portfolio.




To meet the educational needs of healthcare professionals to appropriately care for the aging population, the University offers two options:

  • The MSHS Aging Track is a 33 credit program.  Core courses provide a foundation in evidence-based research.  Aging Track students also complete specialized courses in Aging and Health concepts.  All students are required to complete a graduate research project regarding aging to fulfill requirements for the degree.  The graduate project is a prospectively planned and approved research, educational, administrative or community service activity designed to support and enhance the student’s ability to apply their graduate experience and achieve tangible outcomes.


  • The MSHS in Aging is designed to provide a strong aging foundation to meet the demands of health professionals who work with the ever-growing aging population.  The online courses are taught by faculty who are dedicated to high quality education and health care.



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