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).
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.