Master of Health Science

Quality Indicators

Our Mission

The mission of the Master of Health Science (MHS) in Health Care Education is to prepare existing health care professionals to be effective teachers and leaders who are capable of serving diverse learners within health care organizations and allied health degree programs.

A review of health care trends shows an upcoming shortage in allied health faculty across many disciplines.  Not only is the professorate graying, but many community colleges now require Masters Degrees for full-time faculty members. In addition several allied health accreditation agencies have standards that require Program Directors to have a Master’s Degree in order to teach in that discipline. For example, radiologic technology program directors must have had a Master’s degree by January 1, 2009 (ARRT,2008), and the program director and clinical coordinator for occupational therapy assistant programs must have a Master’s Degree by July 1, 2012 (AOTA, 2006).

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Administer Allied Health Programs
  2. Manage accreditation requirements for allied health education programs, including local, state and federal requirements
  3. Demonstrate effective teaching skills
  4. Employ assessment measures that ensure student learning
  5. Demonstrate effective use of educational technology
  6. Utilize action research for continuous improvement and problem-solving in the educational setting
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of diverse and special populations in health care and education
  8. Identify legal and ethical  issues in health care
  9. Explain issues related to higher education, including but not limited to, general education, academic advising, and promotion and tenure


It is the policy of Washburn University and the Department of Allied Health to assure equal educational and employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, marital or parental status, or sexual orientation.

2016-2017 Annual Assessment Report