GRU to offer new doctoral degree in applied health sciences

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The College of Allied Health Sciences at Georgia Regents University will offer a new doctoral degree in applied health sciences – the first program of its kind in the University System of Georgia.

“Applied health sciences is a vital source of new knowledge for today’s society, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to produce professionals who will be able to discover new solutions to the health care needs of our communities,” said Dr. Andrew Balas, Dean of College of Allied Health Sciences at GRU. “We are pleased to have in place faculty who are ready to lead the research and educational efforts to make this a successful doctoral program known for responding to real problems of practice.”

This three-year, interdisciplinary doctoral program is designed to equip health professionals with the skills to solve health care issues in numerous fields of allied health. Graduates will be clinically oriented and prepared for roles in evidence-based practice or as faculty in allied health fields.

The coursework offers innovative and advanced research training in three concentration areas: rehabilitation science, health care outcomes, and diagnostic sciences.

Application deadline is May 31, 2015. For more information, call GRU’s College of Allied Health Sciences at 706-721-2621 or visit


Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.

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