Suggestions Needed: Online Health Science Doctorate

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by basrsu, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. basrsu

    basrsu Member

    Hello, all.

    A friend of mine is considering working toward a doctorate in some area of the health sciences (it can be broad and rather generic or can have a choice of specializations/concentrations).


    100% online
    Cost is a factor (preferably within reason)
    United States (no British or South African institutions)

    His bachelor's is in kinesiology, and his masters is in sports management. He is a middle school teacher and coach and would like to work toward the doctorate to enhance his credentials and/or to diversify, allowing himself to explore college teaching, for example. Whether the degree is a Ph.D. or D.Sc. or Ed.D. is not of particular interest.

    He is only aware of TUI. Any others?

  2. Dwand

    Dwand New Member

  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

  4. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

  5. Doctor Doctor

    Doctor Doctor New Member

    Take a look at A.T. Still University.
  6. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    There's always the EdD in Sports Management of the United States Sports Academy
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Tulane University offers a short residency doctorate in healthcare administration. Does anyone remember which uni in NC offers a doctorate in healthcare administration via dl?
  8. scaredrain

    scaredrain Member

    Hi Ted, its UNC Chapel Hill, they offer the doctorate in public health witha concentration in healthcare administration. A friend of mine is in that program and works for the university hospital there.
  9. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Thanks! I knew you would remember it! ;)
  10. basrsu

    basrsu Member

    Thanks, everyone.

    I will pass along these suggestions and ideas today! :)

  11. basrsu

    basrsu Member

  12. major56

    major56 Active Member

    Your friend might also take a look at Nova Southeastern University's D.H.Sc. distance-based academic doctoral program; there are two one-week on-campus requirements though.
  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    TUI University offers a PhD in Health Sciences/Health Care Administration.
  14. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  15. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    How old is your friend? Has he ever used his Master's degree to teach at the college level? It doesn't seem that he needs to pursue a doctorate to accomplish any of those goals. How about another masters degree or writing a book to enhance his credentials?
  16. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    It looks like more and more "online" schools are requiring a PhD to teach. The masters degree has become as common as a bachelors which is now as common as a high school diploma.
  17. major56

    major56 Active Member

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau:

    The greatest increases prior to 2005 in educational attainment were documented in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

    Highest Level of Educational Attainment of U.S. Population, 2005.
    Some high school 8.5%
    High school graduate 32.2%
    Some college 16.8%
    Associate's degree 8.6%
    Bachelor's degree 18.1%
    Master's degree 6.8%
    Doctoral degree 1.2%
    Professional degree 1.5%

    NOTE: Persons 25 years and older (189 million).
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2005.

    Conversely in 2008, 29 percent of adults 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree (10.9% percentage increase), 87 percent had completed high school (whopping 54.8% percentage increase), and 9.4% hold a master degree (a 2.6% percentage increase).

    The percentage increases of Master and even Bachelorette degree recipients doesn’t appear nearly as overwhelming (?); however, the HS diploma holder as a stand-alone certainly appears greatly devalued.

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