Community and Public Health Certificate Requirements


A list of courses that compromise the minor program of study for each specialization area is listed below. Each certificate requires the completion of 15 credit hours.

  • Community Health Worker

    Individuals who seek a certificate in the Community and Public Health Community Health Worker Specialization are community-based individuals who may or may not have an undergraduate degree in another discipline and seek to gain depth of knowledge while acquiring additional skills to launch or enhance a career in public health or a related field. The certificate will provide content in health education, health coaching, epidemiology, public health, and policy. Individuals interested in the certificate option will follow appropriate application/admission processes. Each certificate requires the completion of 15 credit hours, and the typical timeline for completion of the certificate is 2 semesters.

    Community Health Worker

    HC 100

    Determinants of Health Across Cultures 

    3

    HC 200 or

    HC 203

     Health Promotion Across the Life Span or

    Health Disparities and Indigenous Health

    3

    HC 305

    Healthcare Economics and Policy

    3

    DS 401

    Healthcare Informatics

    3

    PSY 451

    Health and Stress Psychology

    3

  • Data Analytics

    Individuals who seek a certificate in the Community and Public Data Analytics Specialization are community-based individuals who may or may not have an undergraduate degree in another discipline and seek to gain depth of knowledge while acquiring additional skills to launch or enhance a career in public health or a related field. The certificate will provide learning to harness the power of ‘big data’ to improve healthcare. Content includes disease modeling and prediction, which informs decision-making and policy development. Individuals interested in the certificate option will follow appropriate application/admission processes. Each certificate requires the completion of 15 credit hours, and the typical timeline for completion of the certificate is 2 semesters.

    DATA ANALYTICS

    HC 100

    Determinants of Health Across Cultures 

    3

    HC 200 or

    HC 203

     Health Promotion Across the Life Span or

    Health Disparities and Indigenous Health

    3

    CS 202

    Programming in Python

    3

    DS 101

    Data Structures, Data Analytics and the Data Lifecycle

    3

    DS 401

    Healthcare Informatics and Analytics

    3

  • Environment and Health

    Individuals who seek a certificate in the Community and Public Health Environment and Health Specialization are community-based individuals who may or may not have an undergraduate degree in another discipline and seek to gain depth of knowledge while acquiring additional skills to launch or enhance a career in public health or a related field. The certificate will explore the linkages between environment and health, especially in the area of preventative health, policy, and public health. Individuals interested in the certificate option will follow appropriate application/admission processes. Each certificate requires the completion of 15 credit hours, and the typical timeline for completion of the certificate is 2 semesters.

    ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

    HC 100

    Determinants of Health Across Cultures 

    3

    HC 200 or

    HC 203

     Health Promotion Across the Life Span or

    Health Disparities and Indigenous Health

    3

    ENV 301

    Environmental Human Health

    3

    ENV 400

    Current Global Environmental Issues

    3

    ENV 401

    Current Topics in the Environment and Human Health

    3

  • Non Profit Administration

    Individuals who seek a certificate in the Community and Public Non-profit Administration Specialization are community-based individuals who may or may not have an undergraduate degree in another discipline and seek to gain depth of knowledge while acquiring additional skills to launch or enhance a career in public health or a related field. The certificate will develop expertise in healthcare administration in the non-profit sector with content in economics, finance, and operation of community healthcare organizations. Individuals interested in the certificate option will follow appropriate application/admission processes. Each certificate requires the completion of 15 credit hours, and the typical timeline for completion of the certificate is 2 semesters.

    NON PROFIT ADMINSTRATION

    HC 100

    Determinants of Health Across Cultures 

    3

    HC 200 or

    HC 203

     Health Promotion Across the Life Span or

    Health Disparities and Indigenous Health

    3

    HC 305

    Healthcare Economics and Policy

    3

    MGT 301

    Organizational Behavior

    3

    MGT 312

    Organizational Leadership

    3