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Center for Global Health



Introduction
Program Audience
Public Health Administration
Community Health Education
Complementary Medicine
Energy Medicine
Integral Health Studies
Natural Health Studies(non-degree)
Primary Faculty

Welcome to the Center for Health and Wellness

The World Health Organization in its Declaration of Alma-Ata, USSR, in 1978 established the following goal of "health for all" by the year 2000 in their desire for "attainment by all peoples of the world of a level of health that will permit them to lead a socially and economically productive life."

Since Alma-Ata, the world has made great progress toward global health. Life expectancy has increased in certain parts of the world by 30-40 years in the 20th Century with deadly diseases like smallpox being totally eradicated. Nevertheless, certain diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and malnutrition are still grave challenges facing health professionals in the 21st century.

On a global scale, nearly half the world population (2.8 billion people) live on less than $2 a day and over a billion have entered this century without having benefited from health revolution of 20th century. There is clearly a growing need to reduce the burden of disease and the mortality and morbidity suffered by the poor. There is a need to counter threats resulting from economic crises, an unhealthy environment and risky behavior. There is a need to develop more effective healthcare systems and to invest in the expanding knowledge base that made possible the health revolution of the 20th century.

To contribute toward overcoming these challenges, Akamai University has established the Center for Global Health and Wellness, which is committed to the development of professionals who can address the health challenges of 21st century and play leadership roles in improving the human condition throughout the world. We have a commitment to the furtherance of public health and alternative healthcare with a global perspective. I encourage you to join us in achieving this worthy mission.

James Wear, Ph.D.
Center Director

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PROGRAM AUDIENCE
The study of human health has been one of the principal endeavors of higher education since it's inception. Today, the practical study of the healing arts involves a wide range of disciplines, experiences, and theoretical frameworks. The programs offered through the Center of Global Health and Wellness can help students prepare for numerous career fields including:

  • Health Research
  • Public Health Administration
  • Alternative Healthcare/Complementary Medicine
  • Energy Medicine
  • Health Education
  • Occupational/Industrial Hygiene
  • Health Services Administration
  • Hospital Administration/Small Facility Management
  • Intuition and Energy Medicine
  • Health Policy/Management
  • Community Health Education
  • Life Sciences

It is assumed that students applying to this program will have a background in the physical or biological sciences and will be familiar with standard theories and practices associated with scientific investigation. It is also assumed that students seeking admissions to this program will have demonstrated professional experience and expertise in environmental studies with some professional or academic experience in either laboratory or field research or applied issues.

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PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS

Health Policy and Management
Environmental Health
Disease Prevention and Control
Applied Health Science
International Health
Graduate Certificate in Applied Health Science

HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
Program Concentrations
Degree Requirements
Program Faculty
Course Offerings

Program Concentrations
Program concentrations offered in Health Policy and Management include:

  • Health Administration (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Hospital Administration (MS; Ph.D.)
  • Hospital Administration: Small and Rural Facilities (MS; Ph.D.)
  • Health Policy and Ethics (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Public Health Practice (MPH; Dr.PH)

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Degree Requirements

Master of Public Health
Doctor of Public Health
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Public Health

Students in the Master of Public Health Program will complete a minimum of 36 credits above the baccalaureate level including a thesis. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the thesis project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student's program.

Master's students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework, they prepare a formal thesis proposal, complete the thesis project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Master's students also complete an oral review of thesis at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 9 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 3 credits)
  • EXM 880: Master's Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 885: Thesis Proposal (Required: 2 credits)
  • RES 890: Thesis (Required: 4 credits)
  • EXM 895: Oral Review of Thesis (Required: noncredit)

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Doctor of Public Health

Students in the Doctor of Public Health Program will complete a minimum of 48 credits above the Master?s level including a dissertation. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the dissertation project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student's program.

Doctoral students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework; they prepare a formal dissertation proposal, complete the dissertation project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Doctoral students also complete an oral review of dissertation at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 12 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 6 credits)
  • EXM 980: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 985: Dissertation Proposal (Required: 4 credits)
  • RES 990: Dissertation (Required: 8 credits)
  • EXM 995: Oral Review of Dissertation (Required: noncredit)

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Master of Science

Students in the Master of Science Program will complete a minimum of 36 credits above the baccalaureate level including a thesis. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the thesis project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student?s program.

Master's students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework, they prepare a formal thesis proposal, complete the thesis project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Master's students also complete an oral review of thesis at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 9 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 3 credits)
  • EXM 880: Master's Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 885: Thesis Proposal (Required: 2 credits)
  • RES 890: Thesis (Required: 4 credits)
  • EXM 895: Oral Review of Thesis (Required: noncredit)

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Doctor of Philosophy

Students in the Doctor of Philosophy Program will complete a minimum of 48 credits above the Master's level including a dissertation. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the dissertation project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student's program.

Doctoral students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework; they prepare a formal dissertation proposal, complete the dissertation project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Doctoral students also complete an oral review of dissertation at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 12 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 6 credits)
  • EXM 980: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 985: Dissertation Proposal (Required: 4 credits)
  • RES 990: Dissertation (Required: 8 credits)
  • EXM 995: Oral Review of Dissertation (Required: noncredit)

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Program Concentrations
Degree Requirements
Program Faculty
Course Offerings

Degree Majors

Degree Majors offered in Environmental Health include:

  • Environmental Health Studies (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Occupational Health Studies (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Environmental Health Law (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Global Warming and Public Health (MPH; Dr.PH)

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Degree Requirements

Master of Public Health
Doctor of Public Health

Master of Public Health

Students in the Master of Public Health Program will complete a minimum of 36 credits above the baccalaureate level including a thesis. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the thesis project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student?s program.

Master's students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework, they prepare a formal thesis proposal, complete the thesis project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Master's students also complete an oral review of thesis at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 9 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 3 credits)
  • EXM 880: Master's Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 885: Thesis Proposal (Required: 2 credits)
  • RES 890: Thesis (Required: 4 credits)
  • EXM 895: Oral Review of Thesis (Required: noncredit)

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Doctor of Public Health

Students in the Doctor of Public Health Program will complete a minimum of 48 credits above the Master?s level including a dissertation. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the dissertation project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student's program.

Doctoral students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework; they prepare a formal dissertation proposal, complete the dissertation project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Doctoral students also complete an oral review of dissertation at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 12 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 6 credits)
  • EXM 980: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 985: Dissertation Proposal (Required: 4 credits)
  • RES 990: Dissertation (Required: 8 credits)
  • EXM 995: Oral Review of Dissertation (Required: noncredit)

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DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL

Program Concentrations
Degree Requirements
Program Faculty
Course Offerings

Degree Majors

Degree Majors offered in Disease Prevention and Control include:

  • Disease Prevention (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Life Style Diseases and Public Health (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Injury Prevention (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Diseases of Poverty (MPH; Dr.PH)

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Degree Requirements

Master of Public Health
Doctor of Public Health

Master of Public Health

Students in the Master of Public Health Program will complete a minimum of 36 credits above the baccalaureate level including a thesis. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the thesis project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student's program.

Master's students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework, they prepare a formal thesis proposal, complete the thesis project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Master's students also complete an oral review of thesis at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 9 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 3 credits)
  • EXM 880: Master's Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 885: Thesis Proposal (Required: 2 credits)
  • RES 890: Thesis (Required: 4 credits)
  • EXM 895: Oral Review of Thesis (Required: noncredit)

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Doctor of Public Health

Students in the Doctor of Public Health Program will complete a minimum of 48 credits above the Master's level including a dissertation. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the dissertation project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student?s program.

Doctoral students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework; they prepare a formal dissertation proposal, complete the dissertation project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Doctoral students also complete an oral review of dissertation at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 12 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 6 credits)
  • EXM 980: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 985: Dissertation Proposal (Required: 4 credits)
  • RES 990: Dissertation (Required: 8 credits)
  • EXM 995: Oral Review of Dissertation (Required: noncredit)

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Primary Faculty

James Wear, Ph.D.
Center Director
Health and Wellness

Arif Hussain Shah, Ph.D.

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APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

Program Concentrations
Degree Requirements
Program Faculty
Course Offerings

Degree Majors

Degree Majors offered in Applied Health Science include:

  • Biotechnology (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Pharmacology and Drug Development (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Toxicology (MPH)
  • Immunology(MPH; Dr.PH))
  • Pharmaceutics (MPH; Dr.PH)

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Degree Requirements

Master of Public Health
Doctor of Public Health

Master of Public Health

Students in the Master of Public Health Program will complete a minimum of 36 credits above the baccalaureate level including a thesis. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the thesis project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student's program.

Master's students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework, they prepare a formal thesis proposal, complete the thesis project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Master's students also complete an oral review of thesis at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 9 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 3 credits)
  • EXM 880: Master's Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 885: Thesis Proposal (Required: 2 credits)
  • RES 890: Thesis (Required: 4 credits)
  • EXM 895: Oral Review of Thesis (Required: noncredit)

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Doctor of Public Health

Students in the Doctor of Public Health Program will complete a minimum of 48 credits above the Master's level including a dissertation. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the dissertation project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student?s program.

Doctoral students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework; they prepare a formal dissertation proposal, complete the dissertation project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Doctoral students also complete an oral review of dissertation at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 12 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 6 credits)
  • EXM 980: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 985: Dissertation Proposal (Required: 4 credits)
  • RES 990: Dissertation (Required: 8 credits)
  • EXM 995: Oral Review of Dissertation (Required: noncredit)

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INTERNATIONAL HEALTH

Program Concentrations
Degree Requirements
Program Faculty
Course Offerings

Degree Majors

Degree Majors offered in Health Policy and Management include:

  • Economic Development and Public Health (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Community Health Education (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • International Nutrition (MPH; Dr.PH)
  • Technology Transfer (MPH; Dr.PH)

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Degree Requirements

Master of Public Health
Doctor of Public Health

Master of Public Health

Students in the Master of Public Health Program will complete a minimum of 36 credits above the baccalaureate level including a thesis. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the thesis project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student's program.

Master's students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework, they prepare a formal thesis proposal, complete the thesis project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Master's students also complete an oral review of thesis at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 9 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 3 credits)
  • EXM 880: Master's Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 885: Thesis Proposal (Required: 2 credits)
  • RES 890: Thesis (Required: 4 credits)
  • EXM 895: Oral Review of Thesis (Required: noncredit)

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Doctor of Public Health

Students in the Doctor of Public Health Program will complete a minimum of 48 credits above the Master's level including a dissertation. The coursework requirements include the academic major, the academic minor, research preparation, the dissertation project, and additional electives, as needed, to satisfy the minimum credit requirements. The requirements for the academic major, minor and reserach preparation coursework are defined by the primary mentor assigned to oversee the student's program.

Doctoral students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the academic coursework; they prepare a formal dissertation proposal, complete the dissertation project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Doctoral students also complete an oral review of dissertation at the conclusion of the physical manuscript review.

  • Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
  • Academic Minor (Required: 12 credits minimum)
  • Research Preparation (Required: 6 credits)
  • EXM 980: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
  • RES 985: Dissertation Proposal (Required: 4 credits)
  • RES 990: Dissertation (Required: 8 credits)
  • EXM 995: Oral Review of Dissertation (Required: noncredit)

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Primary Faculty

James O. Wear, Ph.D., CCE, CHSP, FASHE
Center Director, Health and Wellness

Deryl Gulliford, Ph.D.
Hospital Administration

Mary Jo Bulbrook, Ed.D.
Graduate Director, Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Christopher Johannes, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Director, Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Rosemary Cook, BPS
Complementary Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda

Michael J. Cohen, Ed.D.
Ecotherapy

Mansoor Quli Khan, B.Sc., MBBS, Ph.D., MD
Public health, Disease Prevention, Applied Health Science

Stephen Cox, MPA
Behavioral Medicine, Health Education and Promotion

Daniel Eckstein, Ph.D.
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Vijay P Gupta, Ph.D., DFM, MBBS
Applied Health Science and Toxicology

Claudine Jeanrenaud, Ph.D.
Complementary Medicine

Mohammad MU Kabiraj, Ph.D.
Applied Health Science

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
Energy Medicine

Stephen Lentz, Ph.D.
Environmental Health

Anthony R. Maranto, Ph.D.
Environmental Health

Lisa Mertz, Ph.D.
Energy Medicine

Jim Morningstar
Behavioral Medicine, Health Education and Promotion

Anthony Payne, N.M.D., Ph.D., M.D. (honorary)
Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine

Rayapudi M. Rao, B.Pharm., M.Pharm., D.B.A., Ph.D.
Applied Health Science

Seamus Phan, Ph.D.
Complementary Healthcare

Arif Hussain Shah, Ph.D.
Applied Health Science, Toxicology, Disease Prevention and Control

Peggy A. Thayer, Ph.D.
Complementary Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda

Richard K. Tweneboah, Ph.D.
Health Administration and Complementary Medicine

Henry Zeidan, Ph.D.
Applied Health Science

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