The Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) degree in Health Science and Exercise Leadership is designed for individuals working in clinical, educational, professional, managerial and research roles within healthcare-related fields who wish to pursue an advanced professional degree that will provide opportunities for career enhancement or advancement.
Dr. Marc S. Federico
Global Online (100% online delivery)
Doctoral candidates are required to be on campus to present and defend their evidence-based professional portfolio and/or optional dissertation research as part of the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies Graduation Workshop. The workshop is held annually on the Friday of (and prior to) the December graduation ceremonies.
|DHS 804 Evidence-Based Practice Theory||3|
|DHS 805 Health Promotion and Wellness for the Individual||3|
|DHS 806 Community and Corporate Wellness||3|
|DHS 825 Research Methods in Exercise Science I||3|
|DHS 826 Research Methods in Exercise Science II||3|
|DHS 830 Leadership in Wellness Education and Professional Practice||3|
|DHS 835 Values, Ethics, and the Promotion of Health and Wellness||3|
|DHS 845 Advanced Delivery Techniques and Technology||3|
|DHS 850 Theories and Foundations of Adult Learning||3|
|DHS 851 Learning Concepts for the Adult Learner||3|
|DHS 852 Curriculum and Course Design||3|
|DHS 899 Evidence-based Project Seminar||3|
|DHS 915 Evidence-based Professional Portfolio I||3|
|DHS 925 Evidence-based Professional Portfolio II||3|
|DHS 950 Evidence-based Professional Portfolio III||3|
|PRF Elective Course*||3|
|DHS 900 Dissertation
|DHS 901 (Taken only as needed if Dissertation is not completed by end of Fall III for full-time students and of Fall IV for part-time students)||1 to 3|
* Cal U Exercise Science and Health Promotion M.S. graduates will select a PRF elective outside of the single or dual concentration of their master's program. Students who do not hold a M.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Cal U are strongly advised to enroll in PR 760 Leadership and Professional Development.
Note: August graduates of the D.H.Sc. program are required to present their research at the annual Future of Exercise and Health Science Showcase held the Friday morning of the Fall semester graduation ceremonies in December.