Students earning an advanced certificate in public health will be well-positioned to assist with public health-related needs in the community. The 15-credit advanced certificate is fully transferrable to the public health (MPH) program should one desire to continue their training in public health. These courses are based on the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Competencies.
Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
As communities focus more on the health of their citizens, the demand for public health workers has increased. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 7% increase in occupations in the fields of life, physical, and social sciences. Healthcare occupations are expected to be one of the fastest-growing occupational sectors, with an expected growth of 14% between 2018 and 2028 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).
Graduates of our advanced certificate program are better positioned to work in public health settings such as local health departments, social service programs and non-profits, hospitals, and healthcare systems.
Evidence of having successfully completed (“C” or better) at least two semesters of anatomy and physiology 1 and 2 or one semester of survey of anatomy and physiology.
Evidence of having successfully completed (“C” or better) one semester of statistics at the undergraduate level.