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 provides 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 28-29, 2016, 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 and OrthopedicsSmall online class sizes with the same world-class faculty as our on-campus programsUpon graduation, you 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 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 InjuriesWhat Our Students SayDrexel University online students, Kara Kobal and Debbie Schwind, share their story via an infographic outlining 10 Reasons to Check Out Drexel's Online DHSc in Rehabilitation Sciences Program.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.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 Education3.0NHP 760Academia for Health Professionals1.0NHP 824Teaching Practicum I1.0NHP 825Teaching Practicum II2.0Research Courses NHP 810Biostatistical Applications2.0RSCH 759Foundations of Biostatistics3.0or RSCH 519 Introduction to BiostatisticsRSCH 813Measurement Theory in Healthcare3.0RSCH 770Foundations in research Methods3.0Clinical Specialization Courses12.0PA 810Clinical Applications of Geriatric Physiology PA 811Geriatrics I PA 812Geriatrics II PTRS 740 Issues in Pediatric Health & Rehabilitation PTRS 760 Pediatric Decision Making PTRS 761 Pediatric Clinical Application PTRS 765 Spinal Rehabilitation PTRS 766 Extremity Rehabilitation PTRS 768 Upper Quarter Joint Pathology PTRS 769 Nerve Injuries of the Upper Quarter PTRS 770 Diseases That Affect the Hand PTRS 772 Selected Topics in Pediatrics PTRS 780 Foundations of School-based Practice PTRS 781 Advanced Competencies in School-based Practice Practicum Experience3.0NHP 819 Advanced Clinical Practicum NHP 826Teaching Practicum III NHP 832Leadership Practicum PA 819Geriatrics Clinical Practicum RSCH 823Research Practicum Elective*3.0Clinical Dissertation Courses** NHP 818Clinical Question Development1.0NHP 827Clinical Dissertation Research I1.0NHP 828Clinical Dissertation Research II1.0NHP 829Clinical Dissertation Research III1.0Total Credits48.0*Electives may be selected from courses and practica (including independent study) within and outside the program to support your plan of study. **You 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 2016-2017 is $886 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the 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.