NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 359 Important Note: You must be accepted to the program no later than 21 days prior to the start of a semester in order to register for classes in that particular semester. If not, you will be placed on the accepted student list, but will not be able to start courses in that particular semester. In any case, you must register for your courses no later than 14 days prior to the start of the course in any semester. The Ph.D. Committee on Admissions will not consider an application until all required fees, credentials, exam scores, transcripts, and documents, are received by the Office of Admissions. Transfer of Credits Students matriculated in the Ph.D. program may petition for a transfer of credits into the program. These credits can be transferred fromdoctoral 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 members. 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 programoffice. Each petition for transfer credit will be reviewed on an individual basis. Tuition and Fees Tuition for Ph.D. courses for 2021–2022 will be posted on our website (healthsciences.nova.edu/healthsciences/phd/tuitionfees.html). Additional expenses and fees may be incurred. Examples include, but are not limited to, travel to and from campus, application/diploma fee, and books. Students are responsible for purchasing any required textbooks and/or classroom materials. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 and a Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences General Access Fee of $145 are required annually. Additionally, students must pay a registration fee of $30, or a deferment fee of $75 if a payment plan is selected, each semester. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. Requirements for Graduation To be eligible to receive the Ph.D. in Health Science degree, students must • be of good moral character • complete the minimum required coursework of 68 semester hours • complete the research practicum • pass all three questions on the comprehensive exam • complete a dissertation based on original research in an area of the student’s expertise or concentration, as approved by the program director and dissertation committee • defend the dissertation, as determined by the dissertation committee, with verification of presentation or publication Computer Requirements It is highly recommended that the student have access to a desktop or laptop consistent with the following: • a recent generation of Microsoft Windows (7 or 8) or Apple OS (10.8 or above) • M icrosoft Office software to include Word, PowerPoint, and Excel • headphones , microphone, camera, and video conferencing capabilities • Internet broadband access • surge protection and appropriate back-up options (recommended) Tablets and smartphones, while very useful, may not be sufficient for all program uses. DHS Core Courses—24 Credits Credits DHS 8030 Community Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 4 DHS 8090 Health Policy, Planning, and Management 4 DHS 8110 Community, Environmental, and Occupational Health 4 CurriculumOutline