Allied Health

The Master’s Degree in Allied Health Education is designed for allied health and related health professionals who teach in community colleges, hospital-based programs and community health related fields. It prepares the registered, certified and/or licensed allied health professional for expanded roles in teaching, administration and advanced professional practices. This program uses a cohort system and a combination of on-line and hybrid courses.

Program Features and Curricular Objectives


The Allied Health program will:

  • Prepare students to lead and work in an allied health field in a community college, hospital-based program or community setting.
  • Enable students with the knowledge and skills needed to function as educators in academic, clinical and community settings.
  • Allow students to gain competency in leadership skills and group dynamics that are increasingly important in health care management.
  • Enable allied health professionals to become sensitive to the health care environment in which they work, so that they can respond and lead change.
  • Prepare allied health professionals to be critical thinkers and communicators.
  • Prepare allied health professionals to function in a professional manner as a member of their discipline with an understanding of citizenship in a global society.


Recommended Curriculum


Research (6 Credits)

ED 510 Applications in Educational Research

ED 714 Qualitative Research

Foundations (12 Credits)

ED 583 Education of Adults from a Developmental Perspective

ED 544/HSED elec Multicultural Education or Human Sexuality Education Elective

ED 505 Alternative Education Models

ED 509 Curriculum Theory

Professional Core (12 Credits)

HCM 601 Health Care Policy (3 hours)

HCM 670 Legal Issues in Health Care (1.5 hours)

HCM 673 Financial Management (1.5 hours)**

BPI 600 Business Process Management (3 hours)

ALLH 600 Managing Allied Health Care Operations (3 hours)

ALLH 750 Portfolio Project (2 Credits)

Portfolio Project (2 Credits)


32 Credits

** Students must have an undergraduate course in financial accounting.



Is This Program For You?


Widener’s program in Allied Health is designed for students with a current certification in an Allied Health field. This program is for you if you:

  • Need a flexible, on-line program which can be tailored to your 24/7/365 work schedule in the Health field
  • Are an allied health professional with increased overall educational requirements
  • Are an educator, manager, or researcher in allied health fields who needs a more advanced degree for career stability or mobility
  • Are interested in a program which emphasizes teamwork, hands-on training, leadership, management, communication, and the financing of healthcare


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To learn more about the Masters in Allied Health Education, please contact:


KayMarie Platt, M. A.
Asst. Dean, University College
Kapelski Learning Center