The HPA EdD is currently under development with a summer 2016 start date.
The Health and Physical Activity Doctor of Education (EdD) program is intended for experienced health, medical, and fitness professionals who seek advanced training for leadership positions in the health fields with interest in physical activity, nutritional, and lifestyle applications. This practice-oriented degree program trains health professionals to develop, implement, and evaluate health programs and policies nationally and internationally. Program graduates are prepared to lead health programs and organizations, healthcare services, and health promotion and wellness programs and to be faculty in teaching-focused colleges and universities. Applicants with experience in related fields and a master’s in a relevant field are preferred.
The faculty members utilize evidence-based methodology to engage students enrolled in this program. Opportunities exist to work with faculty in the following areas of expertise:
- Evidence-based physical activity and nutrition program design, implementation, and evaluation for diverse priority populations in workplaces, communities, schools, and healthcare institutions;
- Analyze the impact of legislation, judicial opinions, regulations, and policies on individuals’ and populations’ physical activity and nutrition;
- Synthesis of information from multiple sources for research and practice and evaluate the performance and impact of health programs, policies, and systems;
- Funding and resource development to provide higher quality, more efficient and less expensive health promotion and health care to populations.