This is the first course of three evidence-based doctoral portfolio courses culminating in the completed e-portfolio. The doctoral portfolio constructed by the candidate will reflect and actively influence learning, as well as demonstrate a high level of understanding, growth, proficiency, long-term achievement, and highlight significant accomplishments. The portfolio will focus on a common real-world workplace research problem that was selected by the candidate earlier in year one of the DHSc curricula. The research problem will remain as a common thread throughout the three portfolio courses. The portfolio conception over the three courses will create a community of practice in the workplace, the university, and/or the profession of health science, exercise science, wellness and/or fitness.