Doctor of Health sciences
A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences offers a Doctor of Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.) 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 prepared healthcare professionals. The program focuses on critical analysis and evaluation of complex issues and challenges faced by today’s healthcare professionals. This advanced degree prepares graduates to better understand and effectively manage ongoing challenges of access, cost, and quality in healthcare; and skillfully analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate proposed solutions to these challenges. The D.H.Sc. program provides present healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to excel in project management and decision-making, as well as manage organizational behavior, design standards based on evidence, and gain competence to apply research.
The program consists of 70 credit hours of study, including 64 credit hours completed through distance education and a one-week, six-credit-hour institute held at ATSU’s Mesa, Ariz. Campus. Students have the opportunity to focus on one of three concentration areas which include global health, organizational behavior and leadership, and for physician assistants, advanced physician assistant studies. The program also promotes application of research to professional practice through completion of an applied research project.