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University of Prince Edward Island Doctor of Applied Health
University of Prince Edward Island

Doctor of Applied Health

Charlottetown, Canada

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The Doctor of Applied Health (DrAH) program at UPEI is the first professional degree program of its kind in Atlantic Canada. This four-year, 60-credit professional doctoral program is delivered using a cohort approach with a high degree of active engagement and collaborative interdisciplinary learning. The curriculum focuses on developing essential skills based on theory and evidence for real world applications to resolve issues within health-related sectors.

Graduates of the Doctor of Applied Health program will be ready to make meaningful contributions to scholarship in applied health through their knowledge and understanding of a range of research methodologies and their relevance to specific real world challenges impacting health-focused organizations and communities.

In responding to the demand for scholar-practitioners with the ability to provide leadership in the workplace and build strong collaborative networks, through this program, UPEI aims to meet the pressing needs for evidence-informed, upstream prevention, policies and practices that target population health promotion. To this end, the DrAH focuses on developing graduates with the competencies required to bridge gaps between health systems, health researchers, health practitioners, and decision/policymakers in a manner that breaks down silos and enables professionals to work toward common goals.

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