The D.H.A. degree program is a hybrid of In-person or Virtual Synchronous sessions and distanced education learning designed for busy working professionals. The LECOM Doctor of Healthcare Administration degree is a three-year, 72 credit hour program. Students meet periodically either on-campus in Bradenton Florida or via scheduled video conferences. Students move through the program together as a cohort, taking the same classes, which can vary from cohort to cohort as the program evolves to continue to meet current healthcare industry requirements.
The first two years of the program are predominantly core course and research skills development designed to help focus candidate’s on their dissertation requirements and final course work. New computer applications and systems solutions are learned and applied to assist with advanced complex problem solving skills. Individual courses are delivered with diverse teaching methodologies driven by competency achievement and experimental application. The robust on-line learning platform is available to DHA students 24/7 and delivers high quality presentations, forum discussions, teamwork activities and direct linkage to each faculty member.
Student coursework, assignments and examinations, both synchronous and distance education are submitted electronically within each course on the LECOM Learning Management System, access to which is limited by a unique usernames and password.
There is one cohort for enrollment starting in July each year. Cohorts have been designed for professionals who seek a DHA degree while continuing full-time careers.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|DH 6010||Next Generation Doctoral Studies||3|
|DH 6020||HC Research Methods – New Tools||3|
|DH 6030||HC Quantitative Analysis||3|
|DH 6040||HC Artificial Intelligence||3|
|DH 6050||HC Leadership & Communications||3|
|DH 6060||U.S. Healthcare System||3|
|DH 6070||HC Qualitative Analysis||3|
|DH 6080||Effective Writing & Publication||3|
|DH 7010||Outcome Focused Strategy||3|
|DH 7020||HC Case Study Design & Delivery||3|
|DH 7030||HC Ethics & Sustainability||3|
|DH 7040||Virtual Medicine||3|
|DH 7050||Effective Negotiations & Partnering||3|
|DH 7060||Leveraging HC Machine Learning||3|
|DH 7070||HC Economics & Finance||3|
|DH 7080||HC Organizational Compliance||3|
|DH 8010||Dissertation I-Qualifying Exam||3|
|DH 8020||Mind, Body, Spirit-Whole Person Care||3|
|DH 8030||Dissertation II-Draft I||3|
|DH 8040||Climate & Culture of Wellness||3|
|DH 8050||Dissertation III- Draft II||3|
|DH 8060||Communities as Living Laboratories||3|
|DH 8070||Effective College Educators||3|
|DH 8080||Dissertation IV- Final Paper & Defense||3|
|Total # Credits Required||72|
|Total number of courses required for the degree plus thesis defense||24|
|Total credit hours required for degree||72|