University of Nebraska Medical Center

Certificate in Maternal & Child Health

Help improve health outcomes for mothers and children with public health training around equity, social justice and human rights.

The specialized training you will receive while obtaining a Certificate in Maternal and Child Health will provide you with a holistic approach that considers the determinants of health — biological, behavioral, sociocultural and environmental — as well as the influence of policies and politics on the health status of mothers, children, adolescents and families.

Why study Maternal & Child Health?

Significant disparities continue to exist despite the decrease in maternal & infant mortality rates over time. Due to various societal factors, many women across the globe face significant reproductive and pregnancy-related barriers. Your education in maternal and child health can help improve outcomes for mothers and children through the lens of equity, social justice and human rights.

Why study Maternal & Child Health at UNMC?

At UNMC, you will receive a personable and flexible education from experts in the field of maternal and child health. Our competitive tuition rates and asynchronous modules are a great fit for graduate students, public health professionals, and health care providers seeking advanced-level health education on maternal and child populations.

Program Snapshot

Course Load
Part or full time
12 credit hours
Online or on-campus
Start Date
Spring or Fall

Careers & Outcomes

Job Opportunities

  • Maternal & Child Nutrition Specialist
  • Labor & Delivery Nurse
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Maternal & Child Health Data Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Local Health Department
  • Research
  • Mental & Behavioral Health
  • Social Work

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