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ATSU’s Doctor of Education in Health Professions online program provides knowledge, skills, tools

A.T. Still University-College of Graduate Health Studies (ATSU-CGHS) Doctor of Education in Health Professions (EdD) student Susan Thomas, MS, sought a program to improve her professional skills.

She found it in ATSU-CGHS.

“I truly believe receiving my doctor of education in health professions will help me continue to be a strong instructional designer, as well as a better online instructor. Staying current in the field and being a life-long learner is important for educators to not only teach others, but to model ourselves,” Thomas said. 

“This program has already provided me with new knowledge and tools I have implemented in my professional life, including the ability to look at concepts with a research lens. In addition, as an online professor, completing the courses in this program keeps my knowledge of education current for my students, so that they receive the best from me.”

Thomas has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in education, and works as an instructional designer. She was attracted to ATSU-CGHS’ program for several reasons, including that the program has more than two decades of history itself, as well as the College’s accreditation and courses’ Quality Matters certification. 

​​The Doctor of Education in Health Professions (EdD) program at ATSU-CGHS focuses specifically on developing health professions educators. Unique in its class, this online program involves practical experience-based teaching rather than research-based teaching. This prestigious health professions degree is designed for practicing clinicians, healthcare educators, leaders, and directors who desire to pursue their passion to teach.

“The instructors and academic support staff at ATSU-CGHS have been incredible on my journey,” Thomas said. “They are there to not only support me with questions regarding coursework, but to encourage me along the way. They truly care about the students and their success.”

Thomas manages to balance her professional life with program demands through organization and self discipline. 

“I take one course at a time, and prioritize at least an hour or two per day, six days per week, to my coursework. That allows me to balance my coursework with other demands,” she said.


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