Online Doctor of Behavioral Health (Clinical)
Prepare for a successful career in the modern health care industry with a Doctor of Behavioral Health degree from the College of Health Solutions. The DBH degree program with a clinical concentration is designed to support master’s-level clinicians by offering advanced learning opportunities in behavioral interventions, medical literacy and entrepreneurship.
Next start date: 10/13/2021
Total classes: 18
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 84
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The clinical doctorate in behavioral health program can provide clinicians with the training and insight needed to pursue advanced careers in today’s integrated primary care environments. This clinical concentration features specialized coursework that focuses on teaching evidence-based behavioral interventions, along with a 400-hour internship for students who are licensed (or license eligible) as behavioral, medical or allied health professionals.
The DBH degree is an 84-credit doctoral program offered through ASU Online. It is uniquely tailored to graduates who want to take on leadership roles in integrated care. The curriculum includes synchronous (live) and asynchronous learning opportunities, giving you the ability to set your own schedule and collaborate with classmates and instructors in real time. Alongside the ASU Online courses, students have access to live webinars with faculty members and internship opportunities in practical health care settings.
This doctorate in behavioral health covers both health care interventions and management strategies for integrated behavioral health programs. The core curriculum is built around three pillars of education:
- Medical literacy: Understand the nuances of disease pathophysiology, progression and treatment.
- Integrated behavioral interventions: Learn how to effectively engage and treat patients in primary care and other medical settings.
- Entrepreneurship: Leverage your unique skill set to meet the demands of the 21st century health care market.
ASU also offers a Doctor of Behavioral Health (Management) program, 100% online, for those interested in administrative roles. If you’re unsure about what behavioral health career path to take, review this comparison between the unique concentrations available at ASU.
Does my doctorate in behavioral health say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Applicants to the DBH degree program must have a master’s degree (in any field) from a regionally accredited institution, and must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions. Additionally, candidates must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor’s degree program or in their applicable master's degree education.
Developing the health workforce of the future
At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.
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