The goal of the PhD in Applied Health Sciences is to educate health care professionals in becoming interdisciplinary health care researchers well prepared to work in health care teams or take a faculty position to further evidence-based practice. Program graduates will be capable of addressing the significant research needs in evidence-based clinical practice and the need for doctorally trained health science faculty.
The PhD in AHS is an interdisciplinary degree program to accomplish the following objectives:
Provide advanced study and research training opportunities in a collaborative manner to comprehensively solve health care issues
Prepare interprofessional, research-focused, and clinically-oriented, faculty in the health sciences
Produce cohorts of scholars capable of advancing the discovery, dissemination, and application of new knowledge in the health sciences