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The Doctorate of Health Science in Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.) program at East Stroudsburg University is a post-professional academic degree for those who intend to pursue advanced professional practice careers in higher education, clinical research, or allied health administration.

1st cohort for Doctoral program
D.H.Sc. students discuss leadership theory through an historic lens on the battle fields of Gettysburg, PA.

The D.H.Sc. will prepare scholarly healthcare professionals by assisting students’ development of advanced skills in leadership and analytics through extensive research and examination of administrative and clinical case-studies, self-assessment leadership profiles, and application of skills in a workforce setting.

The D.H.Sc. is a generalist degree with two concentrations: Health Management and Administration and Advanced Research Administration. Following completion of a common core -- which will focus on communication, leadership theory, ethics, and advanced research methods -- students will choose a specific concentration.

  • Health Management and Administration concentration focuses on health policy, management and financing.
  • Advanced Research Administration focuses on grantsmanship, professional writing, and contemporary technology.

Program coursework and experiences are based out of Lehigh Valley Center on Broad Street, Bethlehem due to the easy access for working professionals in the region.

1st cohort for Doctoral program
D.H.Sc. students discuss leadership theory through an historic lens on the battle fields of Gettysburg, PA.

The D.H.Sc. will prepare scholarly healthcare professionals by assisting students’ development of advanced skills in leadership and analytics through extensive research and examination of administrative and clinical case-studies, self-assessment leadership profiles, and application of skills in a workforce setting.

The D.H.Sc. is a generalist degree with two concentrations: Health Management and Administration and Advanced Research Administration. Following completion of a common core -- which will focus on communication, leadership theory, ethics, and advanced research methods -- students will choose a specific concentration.

  • Health Management and Administration concentration focuses on health policy, management and financing.
  • Advanced Research Administration focuses on grantsmanship, professional writing, and contemporary technology.

Program coursework and experiences are based out of Lehigh Valley Center on Broad Street, Bethlehem due to the easy access for working professionals in the region.

Expand Your Expertise

Graduates of the D.H.Sc. program will develop and expand their knowledge and expertise in seven essential areas.

  1. Scientific underpinnings for health sciences practice
  2. Organizational and systems leadership
  3. Clinically based scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice
  4. Health care policy
  5. Inter-professional collaboration
  6. Clinically based health promotion and disease prevention
  7. Mentoring and leadership in the respective disciplines

Expand Your Expertise

Graduates of the D.H.Sc. program will develop and expand their knowledge and expertise in seven essential areas.

  1. Scientific underpinnings for health sciences practice
  2. Organizational and systems leadership
  3. Clinically based scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice
  4. Health care policy
  5. Inter-professional collaboration
  6. Clinically based health promotion and disease prevention
  7. Mentoring and leadership in the respective disciplines

Doctoral Faculty Members

Dissertation

Culminating the nine-term course schedule, a dissertation on a topic of interest to the student and of significant impact will be completed.

The dissertation will be guided by program faculty and researchers in the student’s and faculty member’s respective areas of expertise.

  • See example dissertation topics.

    Past dissertation topics include:

    • COVID-19 Burnout in Healthcare Administrators
    • Macro and Micro Examination of Resilience in Immigrant Adolescence in Allentown, PA
    • Examination of Intermittent Fasting on Metabolic Status of Post-Menopausal Women
    • Perceived Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Services in Kenyan Immigrants
    • Evaluation of After School Programs on Childhood Health Status

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Please contact the Exercise Science department with any questions about our academic programs.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Koehler Fieldhouse 1st Floor
Phone:
(570) 422-3302
Fax:
(570) 422-3616 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair, Exercise Science
Name
Shala Davis
Phone:
(570) 422-3302