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The Health Studies Doctoral Program is a cohort program built upon the Bachelor of Science in Health Studies programs and Master of Science in Health Studies competencies as framed in the entry-level and advanced 1 level competencies of the National Commission for Health Education Credentials, Inc.'s 2006 Competency Update Project Model.

Doctoral Program Goal:

To prepare graduates to be effective health education leaders, researchers, and scholars in the profession.

Doctoral Program Objectives:

The Doctoral Program curriculum is designed as a cohort program to provide students with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Assess the health needs and interests of individuals, groups, and communities in relation to cultural, ethnic, and demographic factors.
  • Plan and implement health education and health promotion programs in a variety of settings.
  • Evaluate health education and health promotion programs in a variety of settings.
  • Approach health education and health promotion from a multicultural perspective and sensitivity to diversity.
  • Develop appropriate strategies to effect positive health behavior among the groups or populations addressed.
  • Coordinate the provision of health education services and serve as a resource person in health education and health promotion.
  • Serve as an advocate to both the community and the profession.
  • Critically analyze and communicate current and future health education and health promotion needs.
  • Apply appropriate research principles and methods in health education and health promotion to make scholarly contributions to the profession.
  • Apply ethical principles in the practice of health education and health promotion.

Students are required to choose one of the three focal areas: Population Health, Higher Education or Environmental Health

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**Points of Clarification for All Health Studies Doctoral Students**

The Health Studies Department wants to clarify to all HS doctoral students that the doctoral program is NOT an online program. That means 51% of your doctoral program MUST be taken as in-house course work. In addition, this is a cohort program that starts each Fall semester. Students are expected to progress systematically through the program with their cohort/group.

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