Increase your ability to lead health care organizations through an era of reform and heightened expectations. Capella University's online Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) in Health Care Leadership program prepares you to improve health systems. This program focuses on such topics as contemporary leadership roles, strategic vision and planning, and evidence-based leadership in health care, in addition to core courses covering advanced health administration concepts and practices.
The nationally recognized NCHL Health Leadership Competency Model — which is integrated into Capella's DHA programs — features a real-world, action-oriented approach: evidence-based case studies, simulation exercises, consulting projects, presentations and more.
The Building Blocks of Your DHA
Your DHA in Health Care Leadership program includes 3 integrated components: online coursework, an in-person experience (called colloquium or residency), and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a DHA.
View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.
With your DHA in Health Care Leadership from Capella, you'll lead organizational transformation, by creating an organizational climate that promotes personal and professional growth. You'll also design strategies to optimize organizational effectiveness, and promote research to improve health care systems. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.
Common jobs with an online DHA in Health Care Leadership include chief executive/financial/operations officer, health information manager/director, hospital business manager, nurse manager, nursing director, practice manager/director or program manager/director. Potential workplaces include: ambulatory health care service, community care facility for the elderly, health clinic, hospital, insurance company, medical and diagnostic laboratory, nursing or residential care facility, or outpatient care center.