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Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion

The Graduate Certificate Program seeks to provide graduate-level instruction in health promotion to nongraduate-degreed practitioners. Students will gain a scientific 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.

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Program requirements

The Graduate Certificate Program requires the completion of 18 graduate credits. The student must demonstrate proficiency in health promotion and design, implantation, 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)

PHC 6146

Health Promotion Program Planning and Intervention Design

3

PHC 6410

Health Behavior in Public Health

3

PHC 6602

Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion

3

PHC 6706

Research Methods in Public Health

3

PHC 6750

Program Development and Evaluation in Health Promotion

3

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)

PHC 5009

AIDS: Contemporary Issues

3

PHC 5409

Public Health Behavior Change Theory and Practice

3

PHC 5415

Public Health in Minority/Urban Population

3

PHC 6000

Epidemiology I: Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology

3

PHC 6443

Ethical Issues in Public Health

3

PHC 6504

Introduction to Health Education and Wellness

3

PHC 6530

Principles of Maternal and Child Health

3

PHC 6580

Contemporary Issues in Health Promotion

3

PHC 6600

Health Promotion Communication Theory and Design

3

PHC 6751

Community Organization for Health Promotion

3

PHC 6762

International Public Health

3