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.
The Graduate Certificate Program requires 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|
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
Graduation (completion) Requirements
Completion of 18 graduate credits with an overall ‘B’ average.