Curriculum - Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) in Rehabilitation Sciences

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

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The DHSc Program consists of a minimum of 48 quarter credits completed part-time over 3 to 5 years. The 48 credits include required didactic courses, an elective course, a practicum experience, and a clinical dissertation project. The curriculum includes 4 foundation courses (Leadership & Professional Issues, Health Promotion & Wellness, Informatics in Rehab Sciences, and Evidence Applied to Practice), 4 teaching courses (Health Professional Education, Academia for Rehab Scientists, and Teaching Practica I and II), 4 research courses (Introduction to Biostatistics, Measurement Theory, Research Designs, and Statistical Applications), 3 clinical specialization courses (in pediatrics, orthopedics, or hand and upper quarter rehabilitation), 1 practicum experience (advanced practice clinical, administrative /leadership, or teaching practicum), 1 elective (includes opportunity for a research practicum), and a clinical dissertation