The Graduate Certificate in HPDP provides graduate-level instruction in health promotion to non-graduate-degreed practitioners. Students will gain a foundation for designing, conducting, and evaluating health promotion programs in public health, while at the same time benefit from numerous opportunities for practical application. This certificate program is open to non-degree-seeking students only.
This certificate program requires the completion of 18 graduate credits. The student must demonstrate proficiency in health promotion and design, implementation and evaluation. If students are proficient in any one area covered by the required courses, alternative courses must be approved by the advisor. A graduate statistics course (biostatistics, social statistics) is a prerequisite. Students should consult with advisors since new courses are frequently added, and some courses have prerequisites and enrollment stipulations.
Required courses (15 credits)
Health Promotion Program Planning and Intervention Design
Health Behavior in Public Health
Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion
Research Methods in Public Health
Program Development and Evaluation in Health Promotion
A three-hour elective course must be selected.
If students are proficient in any one area covered by the required courses, the following elective courses may be substituted.
Approved electives (3 credit maximum)
AIDS: Contemporary Issues
Public Health Behavior Change Theory and Practice
Public Health in Minority/Urban Population
Epidemiology I: Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology
Ethical Issues in Public Health
Introduction to Health Education and Wellness
Principles of Maternal and Child Health
Contemporary Issues in Health Promotion
Health Promotion Communication Theory and Design
Community Organization for Health Promotion
International Public Health