SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit

Gera, Leverkusen, Stuttgart Medical and Health Education, M. A.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • 5 Semesters
  • extra-occupational
  • 120 ECTS
  • Accredited (AHPGS)
  • multiple locations
  • In Blockform
  • Job/family compatible

It is important to you that your studies meet the federal quality requirements for health care teachers? for health care teachers? Then this master's program in Medical and Health Education is the right choice for you.

  • German
  • summer and winter semester
SRH University of Applied Health Sciences
Your course content

What you will learn

University degrees in education are becoming a requirement for a teaching position, and the need for innovative medical and health educators is growing. Our health care system needs today and in the future pedagogical teaching staff who can pass on cutting-edge scientific knowledge from a variety of disciplines, using the most modern evidence-based techniques, with passion and fun. We provide you with important actionable skills for this in the master's program in Medical and Health Education.

Changes in the professional laws governing many health professions are increasing the requirements for academic qualifications for teachers. While a bachelor's degree in medical pedagogy qualifies you for practical teaching, a master's degree is required for use in theoretical teaching and for taking examinations at vocational schools in the healthcare sector. Our  Master's program in Medical and Health Education meets these nationwide quality requirements for teachers at vocational schools in the health care sector. However, you should obtain information on the requirements for hiring medical educators from the relevant ministries in the relevant federal state as these may differ between states.

To optimally expand your competencies, our master's degree program in Medical and Health Education ties in with the bachelor's degree program in Medical Education. This allows you to expand your existing skills and abilities and to acquire new competencies. Based on the Thuringian Teaching Education Act (2008), we deal with three major focal points.


  1. Educational science and vocational pedagogy: You learn to design teaching and learning situations professionally and to view the research sector from the perspective of pedagogy. Consequently, your study content is structured as interactive and interdisciplinary learning units in the form of problem-based learning. This also includes the acquisition of competence-oriented, pedagogical teaching and learning methods. In addition, you will acquire and deepen your knowledge of professional teaching and learning processes, educational psychology, and the structures as well as concepts of health and nursing didactics.
  2. First professional specialization: In this specialization, you acquire in-depth knowledge and skills on health science topics. Your focus in this case is on working independently on an interdisciplinary research project. A possible focus of your work may be, for example, mental health in the teaching profession, public health or the field of epidemiology and health services research.
  3. Second professional specialization: This specialization enables you to work independently and case-oriented in the health sciences,  using evidence-based, modern and pedagogical content. Consequently, you will acquire competencies in dealing with multimorbidity and chronic diseases, and in clinical diagnostics and the related didactic models.
Your career prospects

Our innovative approach that pays off

Your career opportunities could not be more diverse.

The qualification requirements for teachers in initial, further, and continuing education at vocational schools for health care professions or schools in the health care sector are regulated differently in the individual federal states. The professionalization of the education system and the advancing academization of the health care professions have led to the devloping need for teachers to have a corresponding university degree to train at vocational schools for health care professions or schools in the health care sector. Since training at schools for health care professions is not regulated uniformly in the individual federal states, there are different formal qualification requirements for teachers. If necessary, the ministry responsible will inform you about the hiring requirements specific to each federal state.

Our master's degree program in Medical and Health Education prepares you for teaching positions in theory and practice:

  • at vocational schools in the healthcare sector (nursing specialist, curative education, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, emergency paramedics and medical-technical assistance such as MTAF, MTRA, MTLA)
  • in extracurricular and in-company training and continuing education
  • in the academic training of health care professions at universities

In addition, the program qualifies you for professional pedagogical activities in various institutions and companies:

  • in personnel and organizational development as well as in quality management of health care companies
  • in associations, organizations, health insurance companies and other health and social care institutions
  • Management of multi-professional teams in health and social care institutions
  • Pedagogical consulting of professional helpers, patients and relatives in outpatient care centers

From Bachelor to Master

A Master's degree has many advantages!

Due to the amendment of the occupational laws of the health care professions, the requirements for the academic qualification of teachers are increasing. While a bachelor's degree qualifies teachers for on-the-job teaching, a master's degree is required for use in theoretical instruction and for taking examinations at vocational schools in the health care sector. The decision to hire faculty is determined by state-specific hiring requirements. Our School of Health has developed a master's degree program in medical and health education that builds on the already established bachelor's degree program and is based on the structure of the program for teaching at vocational schools in terms of content and organization.

This offers you the best career prospects.

Details about the study model and internship

With us you study in the part-time study model (part-time). At the Campus Gera your attendance time comprises a total of 5 block weekends per semester (Thursday to Monday). At the Campus Stuttgart there are a total of 10 block weekends per semester (Friday to Sunday). In both variants, your studies can be ideally combined with your professional activities and your private requirements.

Your modules in the study

5 Semester 120 ECTS
1. Semester

First Semester

  • Data management incl. inferential statistics

  • Educational psychology

  • Didactics of the health professions

  • Competence orientation in professional settings

  • School management, development and legal aspects

2. Semester

Second Semester

  • Epidemiology and health services research

  • Dealing with critical situations in the school and training context

  • Interdisciplinary project

  • Developments in the healthcare sector

  • Curriculum development and evaluation

3. Semester

Third Semester

  • Public Health

  • Dealing with critical situations in the school and training context

  • Dealing with multimorbidity and chronic diseases

  • Interdisciplinary project

4. Semester

Fourth Semester

  • Mental health in the teaching profession

  • Clinical diagnostics and assessment procedures

  • Didactics of the nursing professions

  • Practical school studies

5. Semester

Fifth Semester

  • Master thesis


Study Medical and Health Pedagogy, M.A.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Koch about our study program Medical and Health Pedagogy, M.A.

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In addition to the excellent, very practical teaching, it was above all the study model that made it possible for me to reconcile children and studies.
Franziska Adler, Alumna
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In conversation with a graduate and mother of three Franziska Adler

Maybe you are hesitant about pursuing your dream study of Medical and Health Pedagogy, because you think it might be incompatible with your family and job.  We understand your concerns and are here to help take away this fear. Most of our students study part-time in one of our exciting bachelor's and master's programs. We, as a health science university, not only teach health, we also live it.  We know about our responsibility for an optimal work-life-study balance. Due to our monthly block events, it is not uncommon for families to arrive together with toddlers to crawling across the hallways of the university or sitting in the lecture together with their parents.

Certainly, it hasn't always been easy to combine family and studies. How did you cope with this challenge?

Of course, you had to set aside and take times when you devoted yourself exclusively to your studies. Of course, I also had to rely on the support of family and friends. With good time management and a healthy work ethic during attendance times, I was able to take big and small steps towards success.

To what extent was the SRH University of Applied Health Sciences able to support you in this?

In addition to the excellent, very practical teaching, it was above all the study model that enabled me to reconcile children and studies. Due to the block weekends, there were many factors that simplified my daily study routine. For example, it was no problem to come to the university with the children. I also found some peace and quiet in the breastfeeding room when I needed it. On the part of the lecturers, it was always possible - due to the very close and personal contact - to find a quick and uncomplicated solution to any problems that arose. They always had an open ear in this regard.

Do you think you would have successfully completed your studies without the opportunities that the SRH University of Applied Health Sciences offered you?

That is of course difficult to judge from today's perspective. Nevertheless, I believe that the part-time study model in particular, as well as certainly the full-time model in block form and the scheduling of the block weekends, were extremely practical, since it was thus possible to combine family life and the demands of the studies. In any case, I am convinced that without the opportunities it would have been very difficult to successfully complete my studies. The close proximity of the university to the Hofwiesenpark, with its playground, miniature golf course and numerous meadows for playing soccer, made it even easier for my husband to keep the children occupied during my lectures.

How would you rate the work-life balance during your studies?

Besides work, family and studies, it is of course not always easy to find time for sports or reading a book. Of course, there were stressful phases, especially during the exam period, which should not be concealed. All in all, however, I think that I was always able to find a balance between work and my studies and my private life during my time at university. This was due on the one hand to the external factors that the SRH University of Applied Sciences and my self-management, and on the other hand to my husband, who looked after our three children during lectures.

Confirmed study quality

The Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Services (AHPGS) ensures the quality assurance and professionalization of our bachelor's and master's degree programs. It achieved excellent results in all areas. The AHPGS accredits bachelor's and master's degree programs in the fields of health and social services as well as in adjacent and related fields. Furthermore, the AHPGS accredits control and quality assurance systems at universities, universities of applied sciences and more. The quality of our Master's program in Health and Social Management was successfully verified by the AGPGS.

About our quality promise

Admission requirements and application

This is how easy it is to start your dream studies with us!

To ensure a smooth and stress-free start to your dream studies, we recommend that you apply online by March 10 for the upcoming summer semester and September 10 for the winter semester.

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Access requirements

You can apply without obligation at any time via our Online-Portal. We will then review your application documents and invite you to a personal interview.

For admission to the Master's program in Medical Education, we require the following documents from you:

  • Proof of German language level B2 (for international applicants)
  • Proof of completed vocational training in a specialist occupation in the health and social services sector or a comparable occupation (you can view this directly afterwards)


  • Proof of an academic degree in medical education (Bachelor's degree) or a comparable degree (any missing pedagogical/didactic parts can be studied at our university).

Eligible professions

  • Nursing professions (nurse, pediatric nurse, geriatric nurse, nursing specialist)
  • Therapy professions (physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, masseur and medical bath attendant, podiatrist, sports therapist, orthoptist)
  • Midwives and maternity nurses
  • Other health care professions (MTLA, MTRA/MTAR, MTAF, VMTA, MTAO/OTA, Cytology Assistant, Physician Assistant, Dietician, Medical and Dental Assistant, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician, Dental Technician, Pharmaceutical Commercial Employee, Pharmaceutical Technical Assistant)
  • Social professions (home and family nurse, educator, youth and home educator, remedial teacher)

If you have the necessary entry requirements, we are already looking forward to your application, which should then include the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae in tabular form with a recent passport photo.
  • A copy of your first degree
  • A copy of your identity card (front and back), for foreign students the National Identity Card.

For the online application process you must register once. This gives you the opportunity to add information and files later before you send us your documents.

Take off together now Health needs smart people. Be one of them and apply now!
  • Here you learn step by step
  • You study in practical tasks in small teams
  • You can concentrate on the essentials in 5 or 10 week blocks
  • You receive continuous performance feedback
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