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2023-24 ATSU University Catalog 
2023-24 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Education (Online), DHEd

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Doctor of Health Education

The Doctor of Health Education (DHEd) was redesigned and reintroduced as the Doctor of Education [in Health Professions] (EdD). No students will be admitted to the Doctor of Health Education (DHEd) program after the Fall of 2016. 

About the DHEd Program

Career options for DHEd graduates may include:

  • Professor at a college or university in a multitude of health professions
  • Director of health education department or program
  • Director of community health services
  • Health professions clinical educator

Doctoral Research Project (DRP)

A student’s doctoral research project (DRP) trains students in the application of research to professional practice. The DRP consists of five courses taken after the completion of the core courses. It is recommended that students have a 3.0 cumulative GPA before entering the DRP portion of the program. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of a B in the DRP courses in order to progress.

Length of Program

The Doctor of Health Education program consists of 55 credit hours.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is due the first day of class. The tuition due each semester is based on the credit hours being taken by the student during that specific semester. Delinquent tuition penalties accrue at 1.5% per month, which is 18% per year. For more information on Student Account Collection, please reference ATSU Policy #50-112 within the Financial Policies  section of this catalog.

Cost of attendance (COA), or budget is an estimated amount of all expenses for a period of enrollment. A budget, including all COA elements has been calculated for each program approved to certify for Title IV funding. An expense worksheet is also provided so students can calculate how the estimated cost of attendance will align with their actual costs and help to budget accordingly.

Tuition Student Technology Fee
$785 per credit hour $38 per credit hour


Dissertation Tuition Student Technology Fee
$2,440 per block* $160 per block

* The above figures represent the charge to students enrolled in dissertation prior to 2016-2017.


Descriptions and Credit Values

A typical course schedule consists of the following. Additional course options may be available and listed below under Other Courses.  Beginning with the Spring of 2017, some DHED courses were taught in conjunction with EDUC courses.  Transcripts may reflect the EDUC prefix.

The Doctoral Research Project (DRP) consists of five 5-hour courses that develop a research project from the stages of proposal to dissemination. The research project is a research based effort in an area chosen by the student. The goal of the DRP is to advance practical knowledge in health professions education based on research and analysis. Each student will be assigned a faculty member to approve the project and provide mentorship and supervision throughout the process.

Year 1

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