Master of Education in Curriculum Studies for Health Interprofessionals

30 credit-hours

Acadia University's Master of Education in Curriculum for Health Interprofessionals is a Curriculum Studies program specifically designed for educators and administrators from health fields. Our program is a collaboration with Dalhousie University's Continuing Professional Development division. This program is primarily a face-to-face offering with only a small component offered online.

In this part-time program, you'll enhance your skills in teaching, planning, and delivering courses. You will explore classic and contemporary theory and research in curriculum studies to become a more critical, reflective educator.

With the 2021 cohort under way, we are planning for the start of our next cohort to begin in September 2023.

In our Health Interprofessionals program, you will:

  • Study in a classroom setting that is typically offered as a weekly evening session at Dalhousie University. Select course components are available online.
  • Advance through the program in a cohort group scheduled part-time over two years. You will complete your courses together in a specified sequence. 
  • Join a cohort group in a proven program that welcomes health educators and administrators from a variety of fields. We feel that professional diversity in our cohort group is a strength, and it encourages lively discussion.
Courses - 2021 Cohort
Program Courses for 2021 Cohort:
  • EDUC 5673 Current Research Theory Curr (Winter 2021; S. Burm)
  • EDUC 5513 Research Design in Educ (Spring 2021; E. Cohen)
  • EDUC 5633 Curriculum Foundations (Summer 2021; D. Toope)
  • EDUC 5643 Major Theoretical Develop Curr (Summer 2021; D. Toope)
  • EDUC 5113 Qualitative Research (Fall 2021; B. Trofanenko)
  • EDUC 5843 Instructional Design (Winter 2022; C. Giffen)
  • EDUC 5663 Curriculum Practice (Spring 2022, TBA)
  • EDUC 5303 Principles of Assessment for Educ (Summer 2022; H. Hemming)
  • EDUC 5xxx  Elective or EDUC 5143 (Summer 2022)
  • EDUC 5053 Projects in Health Profession (Fall 2022; H. Hemming)


Expressions of Interest - 2023 Cohort

Our next cohort is being planned for a September 2023 start.

If you are interested in this program, applications will open in October 2022. We will consider applications until March, 2023.  Please apply through our Graduate Studies office: Graduate Admissions page

Please be sure to select Master of Education in Curriculum Studies for Health Interprofessionals.

Application requirements for this MEd program include:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume/CV
  • Official Transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two (2) Letters of Reference.

* Note:  Applicants for this MEd cohort do not necessarily need a Bachelor of Education degree, but they should have at least a previous Bachelors degree, combined with some experience in one of the health professions (dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physio, radiology, or another related area).

If you have any questions about the application process for graduate education at Acadia, please contact our Graduate Studies Office by emailing

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School of Education Open Acadia Graduate Studies
Dr. Gregory MacKinnon John Christopher Joy Cunningham
Graduate Coordinator Manager, Credit Programs Graduate Education Course Manager 
School of Education Open Acadia Research and Graduate Studies 
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All students in the cohort must meet the academic requirements for admission to graduate studies in the School of Education at Acadia University. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to monitor your own program and to ensure that you have met degree requirements.

A female health professional stands in the foreground, while a nurse and doctor stand in the background in front of shelves of medical records


  • Created in partnership with Dalhousie University
  • Two-year, part-time program
  • Classroom sessions at Dalhousie University
  • Thesis option available