DHA Doctor of Health Administration General Health Administration specialization
What You'll Learn
Outcome goals and graduates' proficiency levels
Each doctoral program and specialization is designed around expected learning outcomes (see Expected Program Outcomes below). End of program performance is determined during the comprehensive exam and dissertation process. Because the work is unique to each learner's dissertation or research topic and the criteria for evaluation are aligned to that work, we do not collect data on proficiency levels for doctoral programs.
Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) specializations
- Health Policy and Advocacy
- Health Care Leadership
- General Health Administration
Quality and Professional Relevance
- Capella's DHA curriculum is designed around the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Competency Model that incorporates all 26 competencies required by the NCHL — with special emphasis on these critical areas:
- Financial skills
- Impact and influence
- Information technology management
- Organizational awareness
- Performance measurement
- Process management and organizational design
- Business innovation
- Strategic leadership
- Capella's DHA program features a collaborative, problem-based learning model that incorporates industry best practices and the knowledge and skill sets expected by leading health care organizations.
- Capella's DHA program uses simulations, group problem-solving, and real-time coaching sessions to strengthen the collaboration and communication skills needed by health care leaders.
- Because they incorporate the assessments and educational interventions of the NCHL Health Leadership Competency Model, Capella's DHA programs can help you build the skills for health care leadership — whatever your previous experience in the industry may be.
Expected Program Outcomes for All Specializations
- Lead organizational transformation processes.
- Execute strategies to optimize organizational performance.
- Create an organizational climate that promotes personal and professional growth.
- Think critically and communicate effectively.
- Lead collaboratively with integrity and social responsibility.
- Conduct research to improve health care systems.