CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

170 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 2018–2019 Credit Transfer Students matriculated in the Ph.D. program may petition for a transfer of up to 8 credit hours into the program. These credits can be transferred from doctoral courses taken at regionally accredited colleges or universities. All courses to be transferred must be substantially equivalent to courses taught in the program, as determined by the program director and appropriate faculty. A student who wishes to have a course taken at another institution reviewed for transfer credit must submit a copy of the course syllabus to the program office. Each petition for transfer credit will be reviewed on an individual basis. Attendance The Ph.D. courses are designed in distance-learning formats. Each student holds the responsibility to fulfill all class requirements, access recommended resources, and meet the designated deadlines for assignment submissions and exams. Students will attend a minimum of three on-campus seminars over the course of their Ph.D. studies. Attendance at the on-campus component for the courses with summer or winter institutes is mandatory. Students who do not attend the on-campus component will receive an incomplete for the course until the on-campus requirements are met at the next semester in which the course is offered. Students can assume that all on-campus classes are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated by the course instructor. Return flights should be scheduled no earlier than the evening of the last day of the institute course. Course instructors may assign an incomplete to students who do not complete a full day of on-campus classes. Ph.D. candidates will present an oral final dissertation defense in person. The oral defense can be done at the Summer or Winter Institute, or on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. This must be arranged with the Ph.D. program office at least 45 days in advance. Continuous Enrollment The Ph.D. program requires students to enroll in at least one course per semester for the duration of their Ph.D. studies. If a student needs to take a semester off during the academic year, a leave of absence request form must be submitted to the program director, and will be subject to approval by the Dean of Academic Affairs. Students must contact the Ph.D. program office 30 days prior to returning from leave. Continuing Services The Ph.D. program is designed to take no longer than seven years. All students must finish the program within seven years of their initial date of acceptance into the Ph.D. in Health Science Program, or they will be dismissed. Academic Withdrawals Unless prior approval or a leave of absence has been granted, students who do not enroll in any classes for two consecutive semesters may be administratively withdrawn ( WU ) from the Ph.D. program. If a student is administratively withdrawn from the program, he or she would need to reapply for entrance into the Ph.D. program. Withdrawal from a Course A request for withdrawal from a course shall be made in writing to the program director up to 21 days prior to the end of the term in which the student is enrolled. The student may request withdrawal only if he or she is in good standing. A withdrawal from a course requires approval from the program director. A grade of W