Doctor of Philosophy - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Interdisciplinary 

About

The Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), one of the first offered in the Western United States, is an innovative approach to healthcare research and responds to the growing demand from federal funding agencies to have an interdisciplinary research approach to complex healthcare problems. The emerging demand for an interdisciplinary approach requires the development of team science, which refers to conceptual and methodological strategies of collaborative research inquiry that will keep pace with the ever-changing global healthcare milieu.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is to advance the science and practice of healthcare for society through the development of individuals with expertise in interdisciplinary research and scientific knowledge translation, built on strong backgrounds in basic sciences and health.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. program is to produce independent and innovative researchers who will lead interdisciplinary research collaborations. These researchers exhibit expertise in specialized areas of health sciences, and whose experience will lead them to become expert translational researchers, educators, and communicators of research findings.

Available Options

  • Post Bachelor's Track
  • Post Master's Track

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

Research
Independently produce sound translational research by generating innovative research questions, casting appropriate designs, implementing study protocols, analyzing data, and critiquing the results in written form.
Interdisciplinary
Demonstrate a sound understanding of how to conduct research in an interdisciplinary environment.
Expertise
Disseminate translational research findings orally and critique the scientific literature in area of specialty with sufficient depth to be considered an expert.

Career Possibilities

A Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences prepares the next generation of leaders, educators, and scholars/researchers within the health care industry.

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Graduate Coordinator

Steen Madsen, Ph.D.

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Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

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