LH man earns Doctor of Health Science degree

CALIFORNIA, PA.– Patrick Smith, of Lock Haven, has received a Doctor of Health Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania.

The doctorate was conferred at winter Commencement ceremonies Dec. 13, in the Cal U Convocation Center.

Smith is part of the second class to complete the doctoral program, which prepares graduates to assume leadership positions in fields such as health science, exercise science, fitness and wellness promotion, and allied health professions.

Cal U’s D.H.Sc. degree is unique in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Students complete their coursework online, then present their professional portfolio or dissertation research on campus prior to graduation.

Graduates of Cal U’s D.H.Sc. program are prepared addresses the impact of an aging population and the societal shift from treating disease to promoting wellness and health.

The next D.H.Sc. cohort begins classes in the Spring 2020 semester. To learn more about the Doctor of Exercise Science, or Cal U’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in exercise science and health promotion, visit calu.edu/academics.


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