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The Certificate in Foundations in Public Health trains highly skilled professionals with a fundamental understanding in the five core areas of public health, enabling them to protect and improve the health of communities.

Challenges to optimal health and well-being are increasingly multifaceted. To meet them, the public health graduate certificate provides you with the fundamental skills and knowledge of the five core areas of public health: social and behavioral health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health systems. You’ll get state-of-the-art interdisciplinary training that applies across multiple sectors to help you understand the dynamic behavioral, biological, social, cultural, and economic influences affecting local and global outcomes. Our certificate program prepares you to improve public health through assessment, policy development, environmental change, and health promotion research.

Program Highlights

Program at a Glance

20 units

1 year

*Actual completion times will vary and may be higher, depending on full- or part-time course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.

Fall | Spring | Summer

Certificate in Foundations in Public Health

Featured Courses

CGH 300
Theoretical Foundations in Health Promotion & Education

Explores and critiques theoretical foundations of health promotion programs and provides information about applications in varied health promotion settings.

CGH 301

Utilizes the most commonly used statistical methods in clinical and experimental research, such as selecting the most appropriate data analytic methods and applying them to actual data.

CGH 302

Provides an overview of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations and the skills and knowledge to investigate the epidemiology of a specific disease or other health-related phenomenon.

CGH 304
Environmental & Occupational Health

Provides a broad overview of the field of environmental and occupational health that will help you develop a public health approach to understanding and preventing disease and disability.

CGH 303
Health Services in the U.S. & Abroad

Examines the health care delivery system to understand contemporary issues affecting the health of the American and international public and the institutions that provide health services and protect health.

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Regina Wang Lee

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