The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in health sciences prepares dietitians, occupational therapists, physical therapists and respiratory therapists with master’s or clinical doctorate degrees to be scholars and educators. Our Ph.D. graduates become leaders in health sciences, higher education, hospital administration and public health.
The program offers full-time and part-time study, with hybrid coursework. As part of the largest urban university in Georgia, located in the heart of Atlanta, students will have access to and collaborate with some of the finest healthcare facilities in the country. Exceptional learning opportunities await each student as they receive mentorship from elite faculty members to conduct state-of-the-art research projects to contribute to the scientific fields.
Students have the opportunity to present their research at local, state, national and international meetings and learn to be effective educators for future generations of healthcare professionals.
- Nutrition – prepares clinical and public health professionals to teach, conduct research and practice in an inter-disciplinary environment, using evidence-based practice to improve lives.
- Occupational Therapy – prepares students to improve human lives through evidence-based clinical practice and research, delivery of health services in interprofessional settings, community programming, interventions, advocacy and leadership in occupational therapy and rehabilitation.
- Translational Rehabilitation Science – prepares students to discover and disseminate rehabilitation knowledge and improve the quality of life, participation, health, performance and well-being of people with and without disabilities.
- Cardiopulmonary Care – trains students as leaders in the cardiopulmonary field overall and specifically with a focus on advancing the scientific field of respiratory therapy, educating the next generation of respiratory therapists and leading healthcare organizations.