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Master of Science in Health Technology

Are you interested in wearable technology, assistive robots, or virtual reality? Want to make an impact in the future of health care? There is a rapidly growing need for well-trained professionals with skills in software application, hardware engineering, human factors, and user-centered design to create innovative health technologies. The College of Applied Health Sciences, in collaboration with Grainger College of Engineering, offers:

  • One year (12 months) professional Master of Science degree
  • 36 credit hours
  • Core courses strengthen skills in human factors and engineering concepts applied to health technology
  • Electives tailored to individual student interests
  • Capstone experiences pair students with industry/academic/community partners

Graduates of this program will find careers in industry, start-ups, consulting, regulatory agencies. health care organizations, and community organizations.

The MS in Health Technology Advisory Board of industry experts will offer professional/career advice. The MS in Health Technology will offer several opportunities to interact with industry leaders both formally and informally.

Applications for Fall 2021

Applications Open: October 1, 2020


Deadline for full consideration for admission and scholarship: March 1, 2021

Final Deadline for international students: April 1, 2021

Final Deadline for Domestic students: May 1, 2021

GRE Scores

GRE scores for the Fall 2021 term only are highly recommended but not required. If needed, explore the GRE General Test at Home as a potential option.

Attend an Information Session:

Join us for a virtual info session. Please click here to register for one of the following info sessions. All Info sessions are held in Central Time Zone.

02/02/2021 – 4pm-5pm CST
02/09/2021 – 4pm-5pm CST
02/16/2021 – 4pm-5pm CST
02/23/2021 – 4pm-5pm CST

03/02/2021 – 4pm-5pm CST
03/09/2021 – 4pm-5pm CST
03/16/2021 – 4pm-5pm CST
03/23/2021 – 4pm-5pm CST
03/30/2021 – 4pm-5pm CST

04/06/2021 – 4pm-5pm CST
04/13/2021 – 4pm-5pm CST

Health Technology Launches Speaker Series for Spring 2021

The Health Technology Education Program is launching a speaker series for Spring 2021.  See below for speaker dates and topics.  All talks are held on Zoom – please pre-register for the events with the links below.

February 26, Noon - 1:00PM

Travis KadylakTitle: Board Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE): is BCPE right for me?  

Speaker: Travis Kadylak, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Description: Human factors and ergonomics professionals aim to optimize human performance and well-being with effective design of systems and technologies. This presentation will focus on the process, requirements, and benefits of attaining Board Certification in Professional Ergonomics. The main goal of this talk is to provide insight that will help attendees decide if BCPE is right for them.

About Travis: Travis Kadylak, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral research associate in the Human Factors & Aging Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His research focus is on human-robot interaction and voice-activated digital assistant usability, design, and health outcomes for users across the life-course – especially those aging with mobility disability.

Register here.

March 26, Noon-1:00PM

Title: Lessons Learning: Designing Ubiquitous Computing Technologies to Support Aging in Place

Speaker: Elizabeth Mynatt, Georgia Tech

Register here.

April 30 Noon-1:00PM

Janneke RitchieTitle: Hello World: Making Health Tech Innovation Real

Speaker: Janneke Ritchie, CEO Orange Gate

Description: Designing innovative health tech is not enough. It has to make it in the real world.  In this interactive session, Janneke will share insights on the messy realities of tech implementation, building a business and how to be seen (and found) in a noisy online world.
About Janneke: Janneke Ritchie has spent 20 years designing & implementing solutions to enhance the adoption of new technologies for large corporations. Janneke designs solutions that empower people to take advantage of modern technologies and go digital. As the host of brickTObytes she shares real stories about adopting modern tech and how it changes lives.

Register here.


Contact Information

  • MS in Health Technology
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 3014 Khan Annex
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-300-1001
  • Email: healthtech@illinois.edu