Why earn your Ph.D. in Health Professions Education at Bellarmine?
Our Ph.D. in Health Professions Education is a 48-hour (post master’s degree) cohort-based program with a completely online delivery format. The degree prepares students from diverse healthcare backgrounds for college and university teaching, leadership,
and research careers.
Graduates of the program will fill the significant shortages of academically qualified faculty to meet regional and professional accrediting body requirements in healthcare related fields including, but not limited to, nursing, physical therapy, respiratory
therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, speech-language pathology, medical laboratory sciences, imaging sciences, pharmacy, physician assistants, radiation therapy, dental hygiene, and health care administration.
This program is intended for working professionals with classes held virtually. Students meet three to six weekends each semester, with online work done between course meetings. Coursework can be completed in eight semesters (no
more than two courses per semester) with the dissertation completed in semesters nine and ten.