Online Graduate Certificate in Public Health
Our global health issues continue to grow more complex by the day. There is a critical need to reduce health care costs through community engagement, healthy lifestyle changes, wellness, and large-scale solutions in such areas as chronic disease, aging, mental health, injury prevention, and substance abuse control. And because of the lack of public health professionals with the necessary formal training, we face a public health workforce crisis in the foreseeable future.
The 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Public Health from Penn State World Campus can help prepare you to be a part of the solution to the shortage of public health workers across the globe.
Value of Public Health Graduate Programs from Penn State
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is a first-rate program that combines a highly focused curriculum from the Department of Public Health Sciences in the Penn State College of Medicine with a flexible, convenient online format from Penn State World Campus.
You can learn from the faculty of Penn State's Master of Public Health program, which has earned accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The ability to interact with this engaged team of public health experts makes this an excellent opportunity for you to acquire the skills required to promote health across the population and to advance your own career.
Whether you are new to the field of public health or are a seasoned health care professional, you can benefit from formalizing the knowledge you need to identify trends in health and illness, allowing you to investigate links, causes, and interventions to assist entire communities and populations.
Topics in Your Online Public Health Courses
The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health is to provide you with foundational graduate-level course work in public health. The four-course, 12-credit curriculum can be completed entirely online in as few as two semesters, or can be extended to better fit your busy schedule.
The public health graduate program allows you to build and apply your knowledge in core areas of public health:
- health services administration
- social and behavioral sciences