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Doctorate of Allied Health Sciences, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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The Ph.D. program offered by this institute emphasizes the training on developing philosophy of science and conducting multi-disciplinary research. Besides providing students multi-disciplinary healthcare knowledge and skills as well as the applications, the institute also facilitates the students to acquire a global vision. To prepare the future leaders of healthcare professionals, this program covers high quality research and training in various fields related to holistic healthcare, including physiology, psychology, social science, and spirituality. This institute offers students opportunities to integrate healthcare knowledge, to develop more advanced knowledge, or to participate or to establish healthcare policies. To broaden horizon of the students and to assist them in making international connections, courses offered here for every discipline are designed based on globalized perspectives and focused on building up competences in research, teaching, professional expertise, and leadership.

Educational Objectives:

Mission Statement of the Institute:

  • Cultivate leaders in healthcare professionals.
  • Develop advanced, multi-disciplinary knowledge for holistic healthcare.
  • Promote development of healthcare professionals.
  • Elevate physical and mental health of human beings as well as the quality of life.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • Fall Semester : January 10 -  March 30 (Taiwan Time, GMT+8)
    • Spring Semester : July 10 -  October 10  (Taiwan Time, GMT+8).
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Research design
  • Ethical Considerations and Practice In Health Care
  • History of Biology and Philosophy of Sciences Educational Objectives
  • Advanced Seminar on Transforming Education
  • Advanced Psychotheray
  • Issues Of Developmental Neuropsychology
  • Cognition And Brain Potential
  • Biomechanics Of Human Movement
  • Analytical Kinesiology
  • Neurophsiology Of Motion
  • Biomedical Signal Process
  • Medical Computer
  • The Electrophysiology Of Emotion
  • Construction Of Nursing Knowledge
  • Philosophical Aspects In Nursing And Theory Development
  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Critique On Theories Of Occupational Therapy
  • Disability And Adaptation
  • Occupational Science.

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Shu, Bih-Ching,Professor (2003.8-2007.1)

Hwang, Ing-Shiou, Professor (2007.2-2007.7)

Hsu, Ar-Tyan, Professor (2007.8-2010.7)

Hsieh, Shulan, Professor (2010.8~2013.7) Chen, Chung-HeyProfessor (2013.8~)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the application fee - US$60
  • Upload all supporting documents/files (PDF Files only)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • The highest degree diploma verified with official stamps by the R.O.C. embassies
  • The official transcripts by years verified with official stamps by the R.O.C. embassies
  • A financial statement verified with official stamps by the R.O.C. embassies, consulates, or missions abroad or by other notary institutes authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
  • Identity card and(/or) passport
  • Study plan
  • English(/Chinese) autobiography
  • Academic thesis or relevant publications (for Ph.D. program applicants)
  • Other reference documents (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Tainan

  • 17700 - 21230 TWD/month
    Living Costs

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