Doctor of Health Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (DHSc) Overview The online Doctor of Health Science online degree in Rehabilitation Sciences is an advanced doctoral degree to prepare physical therapists and occupational therapists to take leadership roles as educators and master clinicians in Rehabilitation Sciences. The Doctor of Health Science in Rehabilitation Sciences will provide professionals with a foundation for rehabilitation science research, focused study in a student’s specialized area of clinical practice, and competency in healthcare education.The program is a comprehensive preparation for academia and clinical leadership, specifically designed to accommodate working professionals by offering online learning supplemented with onsite sessions.Fall Orientation will take place August 21-22, 2015, on-site in Philadelphia, PA.Program FeaturesFlexible, individualized program aligned with your professional goalsPracticum course options in Advanced Clinical Practice, Teaching, Research, Administration, and LeadershipFocus on evidence-based practice, professional responsibility, and lifelong learningAreas of concentration are available in Pediatrics, Orthopedics, and Hand and Upper Quarter RehabilitationSmall online class sizes with the same world-class faculty as our on-campus programsUpon graduation, student will be able to:Serve effectively as educators in rehabilitation sciences in the academic, clinical, and community settingsAct as master clinicians in an area of advanced practice Synthesize theory, research, and healthcare policyServe effectively as consultants to patients, clients, community organizations, and professional colleaguesDevelop and evaluate structure, tests and measures, process, and practice outcomesResearch AreasAt the forefront of research, our faculty will support you in your efforts to advance knowledge and make an impact. Your area of interest must specifically match a DHSc faculty mentor.Activity and Participation of Children and Youth with Cerebral PalsyBiomechanical Mechanisms of Lower Extremity Injury, Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation in Active AdultsBiomechanics of RunningCore Control in AthletesDevelopmental Trajectories of Children with Cerebral PalsyHealth Promotion, Fitness and Physical ActivityMechanical Low Back PainOsteoporosis, Bone Health, and Falls PreventionSchool-Based Physical Therapy ServicesShoulder Dysfunction Clinical Outcomes for Elbow or Wrist Tendinopathies and Peripheral Nerve Injuries Curriculum Foundation Courses NHP 680Informatics in the Health Professions2.0NHP 766Health Promotion, Fitness and Wellness2.0NHP 767Leadership & Professional Issues2.0RSCH 758Application of Evidence to Practice2.0Teaching Courses NHP 762Health Professional Education3.0RHAB 760Academia for Rehabilitation Scientists1.0RHAB 824Teaching Practicum I1.0RHAB 825Teaching Practicum II2.0Research Courses NHP 810Biostatistical Applications2.0RSCH 759Foundations of Biostatistics3.0or RSCH 519 Introduction to BiostatisticsRSCH 813Measurement Theory in Healthcare3.0RHAB 814Research Designs in Rehabilitation3.0Clinical Specialization Courses12.0PTRS 740Issues in Pediatric Health & Rehabilitation PTRS 760Pediatric Decision Making PTRS 761Pediatric Clinical Application PTRS 765Spinal Rehabilitation PTRS 766Extremity Rehabilitation PTRS 768Upper Quarter Joint Pathology PTRS 769Nerve Injuries of the Upper Quarter PTRS 770Diseases That Affect the Hand PTRS 772Selected Topics in Pediatrics PTRS 780Foundations of School-based Practice PTRS 781Advanced Competencies in School-based Practice Practicum Experience3.0RHAB 819Advanced Clinical Practicum RHAB 823Research Practicum RHAB 826Teaching Practicum III RHAB 832Leadership Practicum Elective3.0PTRS 610Issues in Pharmacotherapy PTRS 651Applied Tissue Biomechanics RHAB 815Scientific Inquiry and Writing RHAB 820Independent Study Clinical Dissertation Courses* RHAB 818Clinical Question Development1.0RHAB 827Clinical Dissertation Research I1.0RHAB 828Clinical Dissertation Research II1.0RHAB 829Clinical Dissertation Research III1.0Total Credits48.0* Students must successfully complete comprehensive examination prior to enrolling in the Clinical Dissertation seriesView Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A master's or clinical doctoral professional degree in physical therapy or a related field such as MPT, MSPT, MOT, DPT, or OTDMinimal overall GPA of 3.0A current, active US or Canadian professional licenseRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationGRE scores, current or expired If you're unable to attain a copy of your expired scores, you may request a waiver and your file will be evaluated on your GPA and the rigor of your professional degree programOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation from advisors, supervisors, professors, or mentorsPersonal statement describing current leadership, teaching and research activities and how they have prepared you for the DHSc program, your scholarship/research interests within the program, and include your future career plans.Curriculum VitaeCopy of current, active US or Canadian professional licenseAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $860 per credit. This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for a Doctor of Health Science in Rehabilitation Sciences Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.