Enhance Your Career by Earning Your D.H.Sc. Degree in Our Hybrid, Online Program

The University of Bridgeport’s Doctor of Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.) degree is designed for health professionals looking to advance their careers. With a focus on qualitative and quantitative research, this hybrid program will allow you to hone your skills in research, evidence-informed care delivery, education and curriculum development, and public health.

The University of Bridgeport offers a flexible hybrid format for working professionals, including:

  • The opportunity to complete the program in 40 months
  • An online learning environment that can be accessed anywhere, anytime
  • Two academic concentrations and eight elective courses to customize a program of study to meet your career goals
  • A flexible program offered entirely online, with the exception of a one- week residency at our Bridgeport campus during which students will attend guest lectures and workshops by experienced clinicians and experts in the field

What Can I Do with a Doctor of Health Sciences Degree?

Health sciences make up a significant portion of the U.S. economy and continue to be an area of growth and change. Graduates of the program will be well-prepared to take advantage of this high demand industry, fulfilling need in the following areas:

  • Health care administration
  • Advanced clinical practice
  • Higher education
  • Research

Customize Your Career Program

As a student, you can choose from one of two concentrations: Health Care Clinician or Health Care Education. Both have been thoughtfully designed to help you meet your professional goals. In addition to the core and concentration coursework, there are eight elective courses to further advance your plan of study. Electives include:

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Medical Ethics
  • Principles of Health Policy and Management
  • Comparative Healthcare Systems
  • Principles of Environmental Toxicology
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Infectious Disease

Health Care Clinician Concentration

Our Health Care Clinician concentration positions our graduates to be leaders in the complex and ever-changing health care environment. UB’s graduates of the Doctor of Health Sciences will have the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the health of the people and organizations they serve. The program will emphasize research, evidence-informed care delivery, and public health to meet the growing need. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that health care will generate 3 million new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016, more than any other industry.

Students in this concentration will take coursework in Advanced Disease Processes and Treatment, Lifestyle and Health Issues, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and Integrative and Complementary Medicine.

Health Care Education Concentration

For students who wish to teach, there is a tremendous opportunity. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that positions for post-secondary teachers in health care will grow by more than 15 percent.

There is strong demand for doctoral-trained college professors in health sciences. The Doctor of Health Sciences degree at the University of Bridgeport gives you the tools you need to be successful in the classroom. With coursework focused on research, leadership and education, you can leave the program confident in your ability to teach.

Students in this concentration will take coursework in Teaching in the Health Professions, Educational Assessment, Curriculum and Syllabus Development in Higher Education, and Pedagogy and Teaching Strategies for College Instructors.

 

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3
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Acupuncture Institute Information Session @ UB Clinic, Room 301
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Come explore our University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute (UBAI) graduate level programs, including:
  • Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Chinese Herbology
  • Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Commencement 2017 – Graduate Health Sciences @ Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This ceremony is set to confer graduate candidates from:

  • Acupuncture Institute
  • Fones School of Dental Hygiene (graduate)
  • Nutrition Institute
  • Physician Assistant Institute
  • College of Chiropractic
  • College of Naturopathic Medicine

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May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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Acupuncture Institute Information Session @ UB Clinic, Room 301
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Come explore our University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute (UBAI) graduate level programs, including:
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  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Chinese Herbology
  • Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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