Master of Health Science | College of Health Care Sciences

4 | Master of Health Science MASTER OF HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM FEATURES Did You Know? An increasing number of employers are seeking master’s degree level, academically prepared professionals to fill expanded roles in clinical specialization, health educa- tion, research, and health care administration. Mid-level practitioners, entry-level health care administrators, and allied health professionals practicing today in urban and rural communities throughout the nation are highly recognized as valuable members of the health care team. They help make quality care more accessible, while reducing costs. These health care professionals are playing a prominent and respected role in providing community medical services. The M.H.Sc. program is designed to provide clinical and administrative health profession- als with the theoretical and practical training necessary to enhance career mobility and professional advancement. The M.H.Sc. didactic curriculum provides education in a variety of practical and nonclin- ical areas. The student can tailor his or her educational needs and goals with the various concentrations offered in the M.H.Sc. program. In collaboration with faculty guidance, students will demonstrate increased understanding in their chosen area of study. During their practicum, students will develop community-based, health promotion/ education, and disease-prevention interventions with underserved and/or nontradi- tional populations. • quality education in a distance-learning format • online orientation provided to all new students • curriculum components tailored to student interests and goals • specialty concentrations available (see curriculum outline) • practicum • no on-campus requirements • up to three years to complete the program • continuing services to complete the program after three years charged for a maximum of 24 months • 37 total credits minimum • possibility of transferring up to 6 semester hours from other graduate-level training programs • full faculty support and advisement • full technical support, NSU electronic library/database resource access, and university email account • asynchronous and synchronous formats including email, online forums, chatrooms, phone conferences, and Online Student Center