Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) Program

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The Doctor of Healthcare Administration (D.H.A.) program prepares health industry professionals to become innovative leaders and complex problem solvers.  The degree program qualifies professionals to serve as college faculty members, preparing them to teach and perform interprofessional research focused on “the business of healthcare”.

The theoretical and the practical are blended in this rigorous doctorate degree program. Skills learned in DHA program can be applied to result in more effective decision-making abilities in healthcare leadership roles. Advanced knowledge of the current regulatory environment will allow graduates to more effectively interface with local, state, and Federal regulators. It provides students with a “whole person” osteopathic knowledge foundation from which they can positively influence the quality, access, and costs of healthcare organizations and delivery systems in the communities they serve.

The July cohort classes are 10 weeks in length and the program is completed in 36 months.


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The LECOM SHSA programs provide students with indispensable knowledge, leadership, and communication skills required to plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health service organizations such as hospitals, health care facilities, public health care organizations, pharmacies, private practice groups, and senior living centers. The knowledge gained from these programs is vital to the understanding, planning, and implementation of sound fiscal policy, strategic planning, industry compliance, ethics, and responsible governance.

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