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You may be able to transfer 12 credits—an equivalent of two courses—if you have an MHA or related degree, saving you up to $9,060 on your DHA.
Our curriculum is credible and relevant, designed around the National Center for Health Care Leadership Competency Model™ (NCHL).
Our integrated approach allows you to work with inspiring mentors within an organization to solve real-world challenges.
Learn how to use your academic resources like the writing center, teaching assistants, and more to your fullest advantage.
Enroll in a qualified program, apply for a $5K scholarship, and meet the eligibility requirements.
Share your learning and insights with nursing and public health students completing related degree programs as part of Capella’s interprofessional course structure.
With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.
Our distinguished DHA faculty are industry leaders, bringing real-world relevance into the courseroom to enrich your education, and career.
Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2018
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Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment process.
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Your coursework in the online DHA in Health Policy and Advocacy covers global perspectives of health policy and advocacy, with a focus on evidence-based strategies for promoting positive community-oriented health outcomes and influencing change.
You’ll get dedicated support early in your program, so you can be confident in the steps to completing your degree.
For the culminating project of your doctoral degree, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor to help you along the way.
Work with a faculty member who can help you examine key support elements and identify potential project sites for your capstone topic.
Health Policy in the United States
In this course, learners evaluate the impact of and connection
between U.S. health policy and services delivered from a
results-based, community impact perspective. Learners examine
innovations in and challenges and opportunities associated with U.S.
health policy development and implementation, including those related
to assessing community needs; building coalitions; and measuring the
success of evidence-based, health care policy solutions. Learners also
study ethics and social accountability relative to domestic health
|6 quarter credits|
Global Health Policy
In this course, learners evaluate global health policy from a
results-based, sociopolitical perspective. Learners examine
innovations in and challenges and opportunities associated with global
health policy development and implementation, the importance of global
industry models in global health policy, and the strategic
communication skills needed to influence global health care policy
change. Learners also study ethics and social accountability relative
to global health policy.
|6 quarter credits|
Health Care Policy Processes
In this course, learners develop an understanding of health care
policy processes and examine the ways health care policy can affect
organizational and community wellness; the ways interpersonal and
professional skills, policy-related relationships, and credible
sources of evidence can influence health care policy decisions and
change; and the ways appropriate use of health care ethics create
equitable solutions to disparities in health care policy.
|6 quarter credits|
Health Data Analytics in Quality
In this course, learners become familiar with regulatory and policy
forces in health care that result in the demand for improved quality
and clinical outcomes. Learners examine a variety of technical
specifications, statistical procedures, and data sources to drive
improvement. In addition, learners create and present quality
dashboards to identify opportunities for improvement that drive change
in a systematic, strategic way.
|6 quarter credits|
Evaluation and Interpretation of Data in Health Care
In this course, learners explore underlying concepts and reasoning
related to the collection and evaluation of qualitative and
quantitative data in health care research. Learners apply appropriate
statistical techniques and practice interpreting frequently
encountered statistical outcomes. In addition, learners assess the
quality of statistical and qualitative research methods reported in
peer-reviewed health care literature.
Prerequisite(s): NHS8060. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Learn what interprofessional education is and why it's important in the health care field.
Is a PhD in Health Care Administration or a Doctor of Health
Administration a better fit for your career?
Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and personally. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to consider with a Doctor of Health Administration, Health Policy and Advocacy degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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