February 7, 2020 – Cypress, CA – Starting this April, Trident University International (Trident) will begin offering its new Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) program. This is the University’s sixth doctoral-level program and second within its College of Health and Human Services.
The goal of this program is to help health administrators prepare to pursue opportunities in this fast-growing and quickly-changing field. Impacted by regulatory and legal policy, political and social trends, and technological innovations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of medical and health services manager will see growth of 18% from 2018 to 20281.
“The healthcare industry is experiencing remarkable growth and has an increased need for highly-skilled, seasoned professionals,” states Dr. Ryan Dwight, Director of Trident’s DHA program. “With an emphasis on applied research, this rigorous program is designed to provide graduates with the tools needed to lead at the highest organizational levels.”
Students in this online doctoral program will be trained to critically evaluate research, and the political, social, and legal climates of modern healthcare administration. Successful graduates will have an expert-level understanding of applied research, and an understanding of how this information can be used to effectively lead health organizations in ethical, social, legally, financially, and culturally responsible ways.
The DHA program culminates in a Doctoral Study Project that graduates must successfully defend. The project is a comprehensive study using applied research methods to investigate an area of healthcare administration that is of interest to the student.
Like other Trident programs, the DHA program is stackable. This allows graduates from Trident’s Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) or Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) programs the option of applying up to 16 credits towards the DHA program. Students who have successfully obtained a health-related graduate degree from another regionally accredited institution may also be eligible to transfer up to 16 credits into this new program.
Courses that can be transferred into the DHA program include Health Care Finance, Health Care Law, Regulations, and Ethics, Healthcare Delivery Systems, and Health Equity.
Enrollment is now open for Trident’s Doctor of Health Administration program. Instruction begins on April 13.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm. Conditions in your area may vary.
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