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College of Graduate Health Studies: Health Professions Education (EdD)

A.T. Still University - College of Graduate Health Studies

From the Program Chair

The EdD program is for health professionals wanting to advance their careers in education, leadership, and scholarship. We provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to become successful educators, leaders, and researchers in the health professions. Our graduates are trained to perform with the highest ethical standards and sensitivity to cultural diversity. This program is one of the few fully online doctorate degrees in health professions education, and it challenges students to examine the current state of health professions education and their individual roles and responsibilities within it.

Erin Breitenbach, PhD
Program Chair
Doctor of Health Professions Education (EdD)

Health Professions Education Team

Erin Breitenbach, PhD, Program Chair
Presley Melvin, BS, Academic Advisor and DRP Support
Maud Mundava, MLS, MBA
CGHS Library Liaison

About the Program

Students in ATSU's EdD in Health Professions program are empowered with the most updated curriculum designed for relevance and immediate impact in the industry. Curriculum design is context-based and mission -driven. Courses are conducted through virtual teaching methods, such as web-based instruction, video demonstrations, directed readings, and email and online discussions with faculty.

Student learning is monitored through authentic, embedded assessments. Students complete a doctoral research project (DRP) within a structured approach that allows for faculty and student feedback along the way.

The curriculum complements ATSU's mission, encouraging its constituencies to become leaders in improving community health and wellness with a comprehensive appreciation of the whole individual while helping to create the best health professions educators in the world.

Program Competencies

EdD 1: Critically evaluate research to create a framework for a doctoral-level project.

EdD 2: Analyze both qualitative and quantitative data.

EdD 3: Evaluate the effect of pedagogical theory, cultural competence, technology, and assessment theory in crafting effective health professions education curriculum and programs.

EdD 4: Prepare a research project for potential publication.

EdD 5: Identify the administrative, legal, and financial issues in leading and managing health and educational programs.

EdD 6: Evaluate current educational programs with regard to cost effectiveness, accreditation requirements, and achievement of stated learning outcomes.

Doctoral Research Project (DRP) Guide