The Undergraduate Certificate in Community Health provides students with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience that prepares them to tackle real-world health problems. The coursework for this certificate prepares students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
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- To earn the certificate, students must complete a minimum of 27 credits in accordance with the specified curriculum, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
- Students who successfully complete the requirements for the certificate will have this credential added to their official transcript. A printed certificate resembling a diploma will be awarded upon graduation.
- Public Health students majoring in Community Health are not eligible for the Community Health Certificate.
- Students must declare their intention to graduate with the certificate by completing the Application For Certificate form.
The coursework below will prepare students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. The certificate in Community Health curriculum consists of nine 3-credit hour courses:
- PBHL S120 Introduction to Community Health
- PBHL-S220 Navigating the Maze to Healthy Living
- PBHL-S305 Careers in Public Health
- PBHL-S315 Community Health
- PBHL-S330 Theoretical Foundations of Community Health
- PBHL-S399 Research Methods in Public Health
- PBHL-S415 Applied Health Promotion Methods
- PBHL-B300 Introduction to Biostatistics
- and either PBHL-S240-Peer Health Education and Leadership
S340-Cultural Competency in the Promotion of Health, or
S422-Coaching for Health Behavior Change
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Students must declare their intention to receive the undergraduate Certificate in Community Health by completing the Application for Certificate form below.