Doctor of Health Science

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

DHSc

Program Length

3-4 years

Program Type

  • Online

Prerequisites

Master’s degree or higher;
Professional healthcare or equivalent experience preferred

Contact

Name: Adam Bailis, PhD
Positions:
  • Interim Program Director, Doctor of Health Science
  • Professor
  • Associate Dean of Research

Contact Admissions

Contact Number(s):

Curriculum

The JCHP DHSc curriculum consists of 43 credits presented completely online: 11 core credits, 12 credits from the Clinical Leadership or Health Professions Teaching and Learning tracks, six (6) selective credits drawn from the track courses not taken to satisfy track requirements and/or from among selected electives, six (6) elective credits from among diverse foci, and an eight (8) credit doctoral project series. Course selection will be guided by a program mentor who will assist in aligning courses with the core competencies of the student’s target career.

Core Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
HPS 600 Fundamentals of Applied Biostatistics 3
HPS 601 Applied Health Research Methods 3
HPS 602 Responsible Conduct of Research 1
HPS 603 Health Systems Science 2
HPS 604 Scholarly Writing 2

Track Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
NU 707 Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration 3
MIDW 805 Organizational Change 3
RS 650 Healthcare Law and Ethics 3
MIDW 712 Introduction to Health Policy 3
NU 704 Philosophy, Foundations and Methods for Evidence-Based Practice 3
LDSP 640 Psychology of Conflict and Negotiation in Organizations 3

Course Number Course Name Credits
HPS 610 Simulation in Health Professions Education 3
HPS 620 Foundations of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice 3
GC 752 Curriculum and Instructional Design 2
GC 751 Instructional Technology and Learning 2
GC 753 Program Assessment and Evaluation 2
GC 749 Science of Learning 2

Selective Courses
 

Course Number Course Name Credits
  Any track course not taken to satisfy track requirement Up to 6
RS 640 Financial Management 3
RS 580 Personnel Management 3
DMM 624 Organizational Risk and Crisis Management 3
OT 785 The Evidence Base of Teaching: Advanced Curriculum Development 3
GC 748 Learner-Centered Education 2
RS 630 Faculty Development 3

Electives

Focus 
Course Number
Course Name Credits
Connected Care DIGH 500 Telehealth Connected Care - An Advanced Course 3
Connected Care DIGH 502 Business of Telehealth and Digital Health 3
Integrative Nutrition IN 500 Foundations in Integrative Nutrition 3
Mind Body Medicine MBM 500 Foundations in Mind-Body Medicine 3
Business and Organizational Continuity DMM 624 Organizational Risk and Crisis Management 3
Healthcare Management and Economics RS 640 Financial Management 3
Healthcare Management and Economics RS 580 Personnel Management 3
Healthcare Management and Economics AHE 504 Economic Modeling I 3
Healthcare Design JCRS 740 Design Approaches in Healthcare 3
Healthcare Design JCRS 743 Quality Improvement through Design 3
Evidence-Based Learning OT 785 The Evidence Base of Teaching: Advanced Curriculum Development 3
Evidence-Based Learning GC 748 Learner-Centered Education 2
Evidence-Based Learning RS 630 Faculty Development 3
Health Science Research
PBH 605 Advanced Statistics 3
       

Doctoral Project Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
HPS 701 Doctoral Project Foundation 2
HPS 702 Doctoral Project Strategy 2
HPS 703 Doctoral Project Execution 2
HPS 704 Doctoral Project Completion 2

Sample Plan of Study

Year Course Number Course Name Credits
1 HPS 602 Responsible Conduct of Research 1
  HPS 600 Fundamentals of Applied Biostatistics 3
  HPS 604 Scholarly Writing 2
  HPS 701 Doctoral Project Foundation 2
  HPS 600 Applied Health Research Methods 3
  HPS 603 Health Systems Science 2
  HPS 702 Doctoral Project Strategy 2
 
2 GC 749 Science of Learning 2
  SIM 610 Simulation in Health Professions Education 3
  IPE 620 Foundations of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice 3
  OT 785 The Evidence Base of Teaching: Advanced Curriculum Development 3
  GC 752 Curriculum and Instructional Design 2
  HPS 703 Doctoral Project Execution 2
 
3 GC 753 Program Assessment and Evaluation 2
  RS 630 Faculty Development 3
  PBH 605 Advanced Statistical Methods for Data Analysis 3
  PBH 512 Qualitative Research Methods 3
  HPS 704 Doctoral Project Completion 2