FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Certificate in Program Evaluation


In recent years, demand for trained professionals in program evaluation has increased steadily to meet the reporting needs of funding agencies, policy makers, and program managers in the public and private sectors. The healthcare and social service industries have not escaped this trend. It has therefore become essential for healthcare professionals and healthcare organization employees to have a solid understanding of the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to conduct valid, ethical, and usable evaluations.



  • Learn different types of evaluation theories, models, and their application
  • Apply appropriate data collection methodology including survey development, interviewing and focus group techniques in evaluations
  • Describe common data analysis procedures used in evaluations
  • Learn how to present findings and generate reports based on evaluations
  • Apply knowledge gained by evaluating your program or an assigned community program


  • Introduction to program evaluation
    • Definition of program evaluation
    • Types of program evaluation
    • Different theories and models of program evaluation
    • Evaluability assessments
    • Developing logic models
  • Methods in program evaluation
    • Process evaluation methodology
    • Outcome evaluation methodology
    • Qualitative versus quantitative methodology
    • Qualitative interviewing
    • Focus group interviewing
    • Survey development
  • Data collection and analysis in program evaluation
    • Research designs
    • Sampling strategies
    • Descriptive statistics
    • Community evaluation projects
  • Report generation and community projects
    • Different types of evaluation projects
    • Different types of evaluation reports
    • Presentation of community evaluation projects
  • Conduct an actual evaluation of your program or other community program

Course Schedule

The course will take place at Florida International University from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • Sept. 10 & 24
  • Oct. 8 & 22
  • Nov. 5


At the end of this program, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Our College is accredited to provide the following Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

  • Certified Health Education Specialists - CHES
  • Certified in Public Health - CPH
  • Dietetics and Nutrition Continuing Professional Education Units - CPEU
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker - LCSW
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor - LMHC

License professionals can receive the following CEUs after completion of this program:

CHES - 40 | CPH - 40 | CPEU - 40 | LCSW, LMFT, LMHC - 4


With support from the Health Foundation South Florida

Faculty Facilitator

  • Gladys Ibañez
    Gladys Ibañez, Ph.D.
    • Title: Assistant Professor
    • Office: AHC5 487
    • Phone: 305-348-4920
    • E-mail:
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Office of Continuing & Professional Education
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto Maidique Campus, AHC5 519
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL, 33199
(305) 348-1640