Frequently Asked Questions
What is the format of this program?
How long will it take me to earn my certificate?
Can I apply without a bachelor's degree?
What courses will I need to take?
Can I continue to work full-time while I am in the certificate program?
How flexible is the curriculum?
What are the tuition and fees?
Is financial aid available?
What will I learn upon completion?
- Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue.
- Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice.
- Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context.
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate.
- Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice.
- Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings.
- Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels.
- Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making.
- Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges.
- Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence.
- Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes.
- Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations.
- Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity.
- Recognize the ways diversity influences public health education and training, policies, programs, services, and the health of the nearby community.
What can I do with the Graduate Certificate in Public Health?
- Clinical Research Professional
- Community Wellness Administrator
- Environmental Scientist or Specialist
- Government Employee
- Health Educator or Community Health Worker
- Health Specialist
- Medical and Health Services Manager
- Public Health Nurse
- Public Health Social Worker
- Research Associate
- Urban Planner
Occupations by names and Standard of Classification (SOC) codes that the Graduate Certificate in Public Health begins to prepare students to enter or study further:
- 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
NOTE: 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 nchec.org.