The Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) is a post-professional academic degree for those who intend to pursue or advance a professional practice career in Health Arts and Sciences, and Health Care Delivery Systems, to include clinical practice, education, administration, and research. Individuals who complete the D.H.Sc. face the particular challenge of understanding and adapting scientific knowledge in order to achieve health gain and results. This degree leads to a career in high-level administration, teaching, or practice, where advanced analytical and conceptual capabilities are required. The Doctor of Health Science is a degree that prepares scholarly professionals in healthcare.
In Europe and Australia, the degree is awarded after completion of two to three years of coursework and research beyond the Master's degree. The degree found its place in the United States in the early 2000’s when Nova Southeastern University, the largest independent institution of higher education in the southeastern United States and seventh-largest not-for-profit independent university nationwide, began to offer the D.H.Sc. degree to clinician and non-clinician health professionals. Like its European counter-parts, an individual typically has to complete three to four years of study beyond the Master's degree. In order to be accepted into the program a person must possess a Master's degree in a health related discipline from an accredited... Read More