Certificate in Public Health

The Certificate in Public Health (Cert. PH) offers courses that provide students the knowledge and tools needed to enhance public health practice. The objective of this certificate is to develop new generations of public health-educated professionals, meeting the development needs of personnel in local health departments, health professionals seeking knowledge in public health, potential masters or doctoral students in public health, and non-traditional students not interested in a master’s or doctoral degree but who wish to hold a credential in public health. Emphasis is placed on learning in the areas of health behavior, environmental health, biostatistics, epidemiology, administration, and global health. Students who have successfully completed the Cert. PH may be able to apply their course work to a Master of Public Health degree.

The Certificate in Public Health can be completed online. For the online option, campus visits are not required at any time. The Certificate in Public Health program consists of 18 credits hours of course work.

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum
A total of 18 credit hours are required for completion of the Certificate in Public Health Program.

CORE COURSES: 15 credit hours Credit Hours
CPH 501 Health Behavior 3 cr hrs
CPH 502 Health Services Administration 3 cr hrs
CPH 503 Public Health, Environment, & Society 3 cr hrs
CPH 504 Epidemiology in Public Health 3 cr hrs
CPH 506 Biostatistics I 3 cr hrs
ELECTIVE COURSES:  3 credit hours from courses listed below 3 cr hrs
CPH 500 Foundations in Public Health
CPH 507 Global Applications in Public Health
3 cr hrs