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.

Program Requirements

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 6146Health Promotion Program Planning and Intervention Design3
PHC 6410Health Behavior in Public Health3
PHC 6602Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion3
PHC 6706Research Methods in Public Health3
PHC 6750Program Development and Evaluation in Health Promotion3

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 5009AIDS: Contemporary Issues3
PHC 5409Public Health Behavior Change Theory and Practice3
PHC 5415Public Health in Minority/Urban Population3
PHC 6000Epidemiology I: Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology3
PHC 6443Ethical Issues in Public Health3
PHC 6504Introduction to Health Education and Wellness3
PHC 6530Principles of Maternal and Child Health3
PHC 6580Contemporary Issues in Health Promotion3
PHC 6600Health Promotion Communication Theory and Design3
PHC 6751Community Organization for Health Promotion3
PHC 6762International Public Health3

Admission Requirements

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.