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Doctor of Philosophy in Health Related Sciences

Quick Facts


School: College of Health Professions

Mode: Hybrid (both face-to-face and distance)

Total Credit Hours: 51

The program will provide experienced health professionals with advanced knowledge and skills so that they may assume positions in teaching, research and administration upon graduation. It offers a curriculum with an interdisciplinary core of courses. The program emphasizes use of distance-learning technologies combined with traditional didactic methods. The curriculum is relevant, timely and meaningful to a multidisciplinary cohort of students.

Program goals
1. The program will provide students with the ability to understand and conduct research in health-related sciences.
2. The program will provide the student with the ability to analyze alternatives and develop responses in their disciplines to address the current and future challenges in health care.
3. The program will provide students with the skills to educate health professionals in their discipline using current principles of teaching and curriculum development.

This program is available in the following formats: Face-to-face and Hybrid (both face-to-face and distance).

The VCU Bulletin is the official source for academic course and program information.

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