Master of Education in Health Sciences Education

Application deadline: May 31, 2024.

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The Master of Education in Health Sciences Education (MHSE) is designed for all health professionals and clinical faculty. You will integrate your area(s) of interest throughout your studies and explore the challenges and opportunities associated with health professional education. Students come from medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nutrition, respiratory therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, speech-language pathology and paramedicine - to name only a few - diversity which supports rich learning conversations and deep insights about HSE.

Study part-time; work full-time.
Courses delivered primarily online.
Average time to graduate: 3 years (min. 2 years).

Study with an interdisciplinary cohort.

Course-based program; thesis-based option.
Highly qualified, supportive instructors.

Alumni Stories

MHSE grads... share your stories here! Contact the Program Coordinator to submit your text or video reflections and inspire the next cohort of the MHSE program.

November 10, 2023 - Barbara Inglis, MHSE Graduate, 2023

Barbara Inglis, M.Ed. - a graduate of the MHSE Program, and registered dietician with Dairy Farmers of Canada - develops food and nutrition resources for K-12 students and provides teachers with related professional development opportunities. 

November 19, 2021 - Meagan Graff, MHSE Graduate, 2016

Meagan Graff, M.Ed. - an MHSE graduate and instructor at NAIT in the School of Health and Life Sciences - shares her journey in the MHSE program.

November 16, 2021 - Lillian Au, MHSE Graduate, 2021
Lillian Au, MHSE Graduate 2021Family doctor, program administrator and award-winning teacher, Lillian Au, adds master's degree to her long list of achievements. FOMD News (November 16, 2021)
September 19, 2021 - Nadine Terpstra, MHSE Graduate, 2019
Nadine Terpstra, MHSE Graduate 2019Nadine Terpstra and Dr. Sharla King, MHSE Program Director, discuss Nadine's capping project, "The Missing Link: Cognitive Apprenticeship as a Mentorship Framework for Simulation Facilitator Development" on the Versatilist Podcast (September 19, 2021 - 35 minutes).
July 21, 2020 - Lisa Sydora Wood, MHSE Graduate, 2021
Lisa Sydora-WoodFaculty of Nursing sessional instructor, Lisa Sydora-Wood, credits the MHSE program with helping her teach the profession she loves in Illuminate (July 21, 2020).

King, S. and Carbonaro, M. (2024, April 5). Educating the educators from an interprofessional perspective: A Master's program for health professional educators. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice.

Dr. Sharla King, MHSE Program Director, recently received an honourary Bachelor of Technology from NAIT! Read The teambuilder: How Dr. Sharla King helped NAIT improve Alberta health care to learn more.  

The Alberta College of Pharmacists publication, The Link, asked our Program Director, Dr. Sharla King, about the MHSE program. Read their article here.