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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Allied Health Education

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The Master of Education (MEd) in Allied Health Education is an online program designed for health professionals who wish to teach in colleges or schools housing allied health programs, hospital-based programs, and community health related fields. It prepares students for expanded roles in teaching and educational administration related to the allied health professions. Graduates of this program will:

  • Be prepared to lead and work in an allied health field in a community college, hospital-based program, community setting, or other education institution.
  • Apply the pedagogy needed to function as educators in academic, clinical, and community settings.
  • Become sensitive to the health care environment in which they work, so that they can positively lead change.
  • Know the importance and differentiation among certification, licensure, registration, and accreditation.


The MEd in Allied Health Education program has a commitment to the development of advanced learning experiences that are appropriate to the needs of practicing professionals and provide opportunities for professional enrichment and development.


Application for admission to the MEd in Allied Health Education program should be made through the graduate admissions website: https://go.widener.edu/apply/.

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education is a prerequisite for admission to graduate study. The following requirements must be met for admission:

  • Submit an online graduate application and fee: https://go.widener.edu/apply/
  • Have an official transcript sent from all previous graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from colleagues, supervisors, or college professors.
  • Submit a personal statement and resume detailing your interest and qualifications for this degree program.

International Students

International students should consult the International Student Services web page at www.widener.edu for international graduate student guidelines or contact the Office of International Student Services at Widener University, One University Place, Chester, PA 19013; phone: 610-499-4499.

Transfer Credit

Students who have been officially admitted to the Master of Education program may transfer a maximum of six semester hours of graduate course work. A grade of B or better, or Pass (only if taken on a Pass/No Pass grading system) must be achieved if transfer credit is to be awarded, and the course work must be recent (within seven calendar years). For this transfer process to occur, students must file official transcripts from all other graduate institutions in which course work was completed and must meet with their advisor for a transcript analysis. 


Matriculated students have assigned advisors and must contact their advisors for advising plans.


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