Graduate Certificate in Public Health
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GCPH) is a 15-credit hour program of study. The content is the same as the core courses taught in the Master of Public Health degree program. All courses have been specially designed and developed for students currently working in public health or in a related field. The following information is provided in compliance with U.S. Department of Education Regulations.
Students can generally complete the GCPH in one academic year (three semesters) if pursuing the program part-time. Close to 70% of Institute of Public Health certificate students complete the program in one academic year.
Occupations by names and Standard of Classification (SOC) codes that the Graduate Certificate in Public Health begins to prepare students to enter:
51.2201 Public Health, General
11-9111.00 Medical and Health Services Managers Bright Outlook
21-1091.00 Health Educators
21-1094.00 Community Health Workers
25-1071.00 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health will offer strong foundations in public health theory, research, and practice, for example:
- Community Health Practice and Research
- Program Planning, Management, and Evaluation
- Health Communication
- Health Promotion and Education
- Environmental Health
- Health and Human Rights
- Health Policies
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is not a credentialing or licensure program. If you are seeking information related to the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), please visit http://www.nchec.org/.