Part-Time Curriculum

Curriculum

Doctor of Health Science Degree

The 72 credit, quarter-based curriculum includes 32 credits of required core courses, 16 credits in an emphasis area, 8 credits of elective coursework and 16 credits of practice scholarship that are specific to the emphasis area of individual students. Initially, the geriatrics, pediatrics, and health professions education emphasis areas will be offered. An additional 20 credits will be required for students matriculating without a post-baccalaureate degree.

In collaboration with a faculty advisor, each student will create an individualized curricular plan. The curricular plan will identify:

  1. The student's emphasis area (pediatrics, geriatrics, or health professions education)
  2. Student-specific educational objectives
  3. The courses that the student must complete to fulfill the DHS degree requirements and achieve the student-specific objectives
  4. One or more potential DHS topics for the student's scholarly project

The individualized plan of study must be approved by the DHS Education Committee during the initial quarter of matriculation. Once approved, the individualized plan of study becomes the curriculum for the individual student. Major modifications to the plan must be approved by the Education Committee. Prior to initiating work on the scholarship project, the proposal for the project must be approved by the student's Scholarship Project Committee, which will be chaired by a faculty member with a post-professional doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., D.Sc., D.H.S.).

The Midwestern University College of Health Sciences Doctor of Health Science degree program reserves the right to alter the curriculum and to reschedule courses however and whenever it deems appropriate.

Sample Program for a Part-Time Student Selecting the Pediatric Emphasis Area:

 

First Professional Year:

Total:
Fall
DHSC 1501Foundations of Research4
Total
Winter
DHSC 1503Scholarship of Practice4
DHSC 1611Standardized Assessment of Infants and Children with Disabilities4
Total
Spring
DHSC 1504Clinical Inquiry4
Total
Summer
DHSC 1505Educational Roles in Healthcare and Higher Education4
Total

Second Professional Year:

Total:
Fall
DHSC 1502Public Policy and Healthcare4
Total
Winter
DHSC 1612Interventions for Infants and Children with Disabilities4
Total
Spring
DHSC 1606Methods in Qualitative and Quantitative Research Design4
DHSC 1714Advanced Practice: Families of Infants and Children with Disabilities4
Total
Summer
DHSC 1607Statistics for Clinical Research4
Total

Third Professional Year:

Total:20
Fall
DHSC 1715Independent Study in Pediatric Therapy4
Total
Winter
DHSC 1608Scientific Writing4
DHSC 1741Scholarly Project Proposal4
Total
Spring
DHSC 1613Advances in School-Based Services4
Total
Summer
DHSC 1631History of Health Professional Education4
Total

Fourth Professional Year:

Total:12
Fall
DHSC 1842Scholarship Project4
Total
Winter
DHSC 1843Scholarship Project4
Total
Spring
DHSC 1844Scholarship Project4
Total