Doctor of Philosophy - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

About

The Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at 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.

The program of study requires 30 credits in the interdisciplinary health sciences core — 12 of which are dissertation credits — and 30 elective credits selected primarily from those offered in the departments of:

Completing courses across academic units enable students to apply team science concepts while developing expertise in a specialized area of study.

Available Options

  • Post Bachelor's Track
  • Post Master's Track
  • Rehabilitation Post-Bachelor’s Track
  • Rehabilitation Post-Master’s Track
  • Biomechanics Track
  • Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Sciences Track
  • Motor Learning/Control Track
  • Health Physics Post-Bachelor’s Track
  • Health Physics 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
Identify external funding sources that are relevant to the research focus area and generate an interdisciplinary grant proposal that is appropriate for that funding announcement.
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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Doctor of Philosophy - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

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Biomechanics Track

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Graduate Coordinator

Janet S. Dufek, Ph.D., FACSM

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Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

The Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences within the School of Allied Health Sciences provides a high-quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of health physics and medical physics; nuclear medicine; comprehensive medical imaging; radiochemistry; and radiography.

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Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences within the School of Allied Health Sciences provides a high-quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of kinesiology, nutrition sciences, and athletic training. Students receive rigorous classroom instruction aided by computer and multimedia instruction, and practical laboratory and clinical experiences.

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Department of Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Department offers a doctorate of physical therapy degree designed to prepare students for entry into the profession. Students are prepared as generalists, but then have an opportunity to investigate the orthopedic, pediatric, and geriatric specializations through clinical exposures and student research opportunities. The curriculum provides a comprehensive background in the art and science of physical therapy and prepares graduates for state licensure examination eligibility.

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School of Integrated Health Sciences

The School of Integrated Health Sciences prepares students for entry-level health-related positions and further graduate or professional studies with classroom instruction, laboratory/clinical practice, research, and mentoring.

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School of Nursing

The School of Nursing educates nurses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to meet health care needs in Nevada and beyond. The School of Nursing promotes, improves, and sustains human health through evidence-based education and advances in research and practice.

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