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A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences offers a Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) degree through distance learning with a one-week on-site institute. The Doctor of Health Sciences is a post-professional degree designed for master’s or doctorate prepared health professionals. The program aims to develop and enhance the professional skills needed to provide competent leadership in today’s challenging healthcare systems. This advanced degree prepares graduates to better understand and effectively manage the ongoing challenges of access, cost, quality in healthcare, and evaluate proposed solutions to health system dilemmas. The DHSc program provides present health professionals with the knowledge and skills to excel in project management, decision-making, organizational leadership, establishing evidence-based standards, and gaining the competencies to apply research to professional practice.
The program consists of 70 credit hours of study, including 64 credit hours completed through distance education and a one-week, six-credit-hour residency held in Arizona. Students have the opportunity to focus on one of three concentration areas which include global health, organizational behavior and leadership, and fundamentals of education. The program also promotes application of research to professional practice through completion of an applied research project.
DHSc Program Guide
Click on the Doctor of Health Sciences program guide to learn more about the program and the University. Read detailed course descriptions, view program concentrations, and answer many of your questions regarding application information and tuition.