NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 313 Overview The Department of Health Science is an interdisciplinary group of programs designed for health professionals with the desire to advance academically, administratively, or clinically within their profession. Offering distance education from the undergraduate to the doctoral level is consistent with the university’s and college’s commitment to lifelong learning. The department offers the Bachelor of Health Science (B.H.Sc.) and Master of Health Science (M.H.Sc.) Programs in an exclusively online format. The department also offers two innovative doctoral programs. The Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) and the Ph.D. in Health Science programs are offered via online and intense compressed residential format. These are postprofessional degrees targeted at health professionals trained at the master’s degree level. These programs attract active clinicians, clinician administrators, and health professions educators. A combined M.H.Sc./D.H.Sc. degree is an option also available. The department also houses two preeminent, on-campus, entry-level programs. The Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography is located at our Tampa Bay, Florida, location. The Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography is offered on our campus in the greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area. Both programs are supported by state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and both programs offer a concurrent enrollment in the Master of Health Science program to qualified applicants. • Bachelor of Health Science (B.H.Sc.)—online • Bachelor of Science—Cardiovascular Sonography (B.S.)—entry-level, on-campus, Tampa Bay • Bachelor of Science—Medical Sonography (B.S.)—entrylevel, on-campus, Fort Lauderdale • Master of Health Science (M.H.Sc.)—online • Accelerated Dual AdmissionM.H.Sc/D.H.Sc.—online with some residency requirements • Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.)—online with some residency requirements • Accelerated Dual AdmissionM.H.Sc./Ph.D.—online with some residency requirements • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Science—online with some residency requirements Upon successful completion of the B.H.Sc. program, students are eligible to apply for admission to continue their education in health sciences in the Master of Health Science (M.H.Sc.) programand, later, the Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) or the Ph.D. in Health Science program. Each of these programs is an online degree program, with the M.H.Sc. having no residency requirement and the D.H.Sc. having a requirement for students to complete two one-week summer institutes. Computer Requirements All students in the department are required to have access to a desktop or laptop computer meeting the minimum requirements listed below: • a recent generation of Microsoft Windows (7, 8, or above) or Apple OS (10.8 or above) • compatible Microsoft Office software to include Word, Powerpoint, and Excel • h eadphones, microphone, camera, and video conferencing capabilities • Internet broadband access • recommended: surge protection and appropriate back- up options Tablets and smartphones, while very useful, may not be sufficient for all program uses. There may be additional minimum computer requirements. Department of Health Science

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