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Doctor of Health Science

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Health Science, DHSc

Whether you work in clinical practice as a nurse, a physician assistant, or some other practitioner or you help keep the wheels of modern medicine turning through a technical role, you have dedicated your life to helping others find the help and treatment they need to heal and live better lives. Now, you’re wondering if there is a way to extend your healing touch to help more people and whole communities. There is—through healthcare leadership opportunities, healthcare research, or health education.

Prepare to take the next step in your healing career with a Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) degree program from Keiser University. This program is filled with the theory, applied research, and skills you need to make a meaningful impact for the field of health science and healthcare.

At a Glance

60 Credit Hours

20 Courses

24 - 42 Months*

8 Week Terms

Up to 18 credits of transfer credit

Career opportunities in healthcare administration, education, and more.

Online

Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

DHSc Program Overview

The Doctor of Health Science degree provides healthcare professionals with the theory and skills to advance a career in health-related administration, teaching, or clinical practice. Doctoral students will be well positioned to effectively manage and help overcome the ongoing challenges of accessibility, cost, and quality in healthcare. The program provides current healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to excel in project management, decision-making, managing organizational behavior, setting standards based on evidence, and applying research to professional practice.

Student First Philosophy

Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to succeed throughout their careers and their lives—whether that is in this health science doctorate or one of dozens of other graduate degrees. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.

Through our DHSc program, we help doctoral students prepare to achieve career goals, whether that’s conducting research, teaching health science courses, or leading health initiatives or entire health systems.

Begin with the End in Mind

Advance your management and educational skills in the field of healthcare with Keiser University’s Doctor of Health Science program. It prepares healthcare professionals like you to effectively manage diverse populations and the ongoing challenges of access, cost, and quality in healthcare in the communities you serve as well as to skillfully analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate proposed solutions to these challenges.

What Can You Expect to Learn

What You Can Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s DHSc program gives students the education needed to pursue healthcare administrative positions or to contribute to the field of health science through independent learning, scholarship, and research. Upon completion of the program, doctoral students will be able to:

  • Create a learning culture by understanding and responding to the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural environment as relates to health science
  • Offer solutions to challenges associated with healthcare access, cost, quality, and ethical issues
  • Apply leadership theory and decision-making skills to areas of health science
  • Evaluate complex issues and challenges arising in the health professionals’ practice
  • Develop population-specific public health programs to meet community needs
  • Propose practice standards based on medical evidence
  • Advance the body of knowledge through relevant action-oriented healthcare research and scholarship
  • Communicate more effectively, especially in writing ideas and information for documents, presentations, and publications

Program Prerequisites

Relevant master’s degree or doctoral degree from an accredited institution.

Program Outline

To receive a Doctor of Health Science degree, students must earn 60 graduate semester credit hours—at least 36 core credit hours, 9 credit hours in research, 12 credit hours in dissertation, and complete two doctoral residencies. Curriculum coursework includes:

  • Core Coursework
    Foundations in Research Writing 3.0 credit hours
    Management & Leadership Approaches 3.0 credit hours
    Delivery of Health Care to Diverse and Vulnerable Populations 3.0 credit hours
    Cultural and Ethical Influences on Global Health 3.0 credit hours
    Global Health Policy 3.0 credit hours
    Evidence-Based Medical Practice 3.0 credit hours
    Health Care Finance 3.0 credit hours
    Health Informatics 3.0 credit hours
    Global Health Systems 3.0 credit hours
    Community Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3.0 credit hours
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Health Care 3.0 credit hours
    Economics and Business Planning for Advanced Practice 3.0 credit hours
    Research Coursework
    Methods & Analysis of Quantitative Research 3.0 credit hours
    Survey Research Methods 3.0 credit hours
    Mixed Methods 3.0 credit hours
    Dissertation Courses
    Dissertation 12 credit hours (6 courses at 2 credits each)


    Note: Doctoral students must complete two residencies: one in the first year of the program and the second prior to dissertation.

    • Doctoral Residency One
    • Doctoral Residency Two

Career Pathways in Health Science

Upon graduation from our Florida-based healthcare leadership program, you will have earned a Doctor of Health Science as well as gained the abilities you need to:

  • Create an effective educational culture as it relates to health science
  • Provide solutions for overcoming obstacles to healthcare and health information
  • Advance the health science body of knowledge through scholarship and research
  • And more!

Through Keiser’s DHSc program, you will gain insights and hone abilities for project management, decision making, managing organizations, and instructing others in your specialty area of health science. You will also gain the skills and credentials needed to pursue career opportunities for:

  • Healthcare practitioner
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Researcher for hospitals and clinics
  • Health service manager
  • Health specialist instructor
  • Health educator
  • Manage healthcare systems

If you’ve been looking for your healthcare career’s educational next step, such as a  doctorate in health science, Keiser University has you covered. Our DHSc program offers the tools you need to pursue your goals, whether that’s in health education, research, or administration. Learn more about our Doctor of Health Science today by Requesting More Info now!

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Ben Soria

"My search for a doctoral program led me to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), which listed Keiser in the top five for an online degree. After reaching out to the school for more information, I decided to go with Keiser for my doctoral journey. The class sizes and faculty stood out as deciding factors for me."

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"My experience at Keiser University was so incredible. I met wonderful staff and faculty who stretched me and made sure that I became the real version of who I was meant to be. The philosophies that I learned at Keiser University will help shape how I approach my new career assisting businesses become more efficient."

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"A relocation to Florida led me to Keiser after a poor experience at another University. I happened upon colleagues that graduated from the KU program and it came highly recommended by them. The program quality, small student to teacher ratio and a faculty support network that truly cares is the reason I chose KU!"

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Victor Guerrero

"It was easy to transition from the military to Keiser University because the structure was similar – with one-on-one learning and everything was hands on. I graduated from Keiser with my asssociates degree in Business Administration, followed by a bachelors degree in Business Administration Management. I’m currently pursing my MBA at Keiser and plan to be a three time graduate of Keiser University!"

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"Keiser’s commitment to their Students First philosophy made it easy for me to decide. The palpable impetus of every team member at Keiser University to serve, educate, and guide is unlike anything I have ever experienced. A truly remarkable journey!"

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Marie Boone

"I chose Keiser because it was a localuUniversity that was flexible and suited my needs as a parent and full-time RN. The weekly live interactions with the professors were a definite plus. The tuition was reasonable and less than other Universities."

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"Keiser’s C & I program is one of the best PhD programs, offering student-center learning and the student-first learning, and providing rigor and growth needed to be prepared for my future endeavors. "

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Keiser Benefits

We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.

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Flexibility and Convenience

When you enroll in Keiser University’s programs, you can pursue your educational goals anytime and anywhere you have internet access.
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One Class at a Time

You have the option of taking just one or two classes at a time, allowing you to concentrate on learning while balancing your education with work, family and other responsibilities. With our “students first” focus and small classes, you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors.
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Experienced Faculty

Keiser University’s dedicated, accomplished faculty members are committed to your success. All faculty are prepared and are actively engaged in the fields they teach. You’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience.
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Dedicated Financial Aid Support

We are here to help guide YOU through the financial aid process to determine what type of aid you may qualify to receive to support your educational endeavors.

Accreditation

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Questions about the accreditation of Keiser University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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