The Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) degree is designed to prepare graduates for the highest levels of leadership in public health related careers in both public and private settings. The Kentucky School of Public Health has developed an innovative generalist professional degree program offering an extensive battery of courses based on the body of professional public health knowledge. The degree includes extensive supervised field experience as part of the academic training, linking theory with practice. Issues related to professional degrees, curriculum, accreditation and certification, admission, evaluation, plans for institutional cooperation, and demand are addressed.
Lee, Joel M. and Scutchfield, F. Douglas, "The Kentucky plan: an innovative approach to professional doctoral education in public health." (2001). Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Faculty Publications. 2.