364 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science HSP 9011, 9012, 9013, 9014, 9015, and 9016—Dissertation The dissertation is scheduled as six courses over two years. This includes the dissertation preparation seminar, proposal, dissertation, and oral defense. Students will conduct original research in an area of the student ’s expertise or concentration, as approved by the program chair and dissertation committee, with verification of presentation or publication. The dissertation will culminate with an oral final defense, which will occur in person at the summer or winter institute, or on the Fort Lauderdale /Davie Campus. The oral defense must be arranged at least 45 days in advance. Process and requirements are detailed in the Health Professions Division Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Dissertation Guide. (12 credits) HSP 9017—Dissertation Continuation For any additional semester after the initial six courses, students will register for a dissertation continuation course with a continuing service charge to maintain the students’ fulltime enrollment. At the end of each semester, students who demonstrate forward progress on their dissertation will earn a PR (in progress) grade. Students who do not demonstrate forward progress will earn an NPR (not in progress) grade. Students who earn an NPR grade in any dissertation course may register for the next semester, although they may not be eligible for federal funds. Students’ progress through dissertation continuation may increase their total number of degree credits beyond the required 67. (2 credits, continuing service charge) On-Campus Institutes These on-site sessions are located at the Fort Lauderdale/ Davie Campus . A minimum of two institutes are required to complete the Ph.D. degree. DHS 8071 will be offered as a summer or winter institute. HSP 9007 will be offered as a fall or winter institute.