The program is designed as a distance enhanced, blended-learning program with the cooperation and commitment of the nine departments of the School: Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Gerontology, Health Administration, Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Patient Counseling, Physical Therapy, Radiation Sciences, and Rehabilitation Counseling. Structured as a four-year course of study, it is intended to meet the critical need for doctorally prepared allied health professionals across the nation in the areas of teaching, research and administration. The program utilizes a combination of on-campus and online instruction. On-campus sessions feature lectures, seminars, class discussions, and in-person mentoring. Online instruction is primarily asynchronous, providing students with flexibility in course access and participation..