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Doctor of Health Science


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Health Science program at Nova Southeastern University. NSU is in the top five large, private, nonprofit universities in the Southeast, with a long history of expertise and excellence in distance education.

The DHS program was created by forward thinking educational leaders at NSU, who at one time were practicing clinicians. The program was specifically developed to provide a non-dissertation doctoral degree for advanced health care practitioners and more recently health care administrators. Since its inception in 2002, the doctor of health science program has been the premier program in its field.

The curriculum has been designed to prepare the future leadership in the health care professions, health care education and health care administration. Through constant efforts by the faculty and program management, the curriculum is continually assessed and revised when necessary to ensure that students are provided with a course of study that will not only challenge, but also yield competence in various areas such as health policy, ethics, evidence based medicine, and cultural diversity to name a few.

The program culminates with capstone courses that afford the doctoral candidate the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills gained in the their course of study. Once again, thank you for your interest in the doctor of health science program.

Contact the Program Office at (954)-262-1244


Sandrine Gaillard-Kenney, Ed.D.

Interim Director, Doctor of Health Science

Assistant Dean, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences

Associate Professor

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