Public Health Certificate Program

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You will gain a thorough understanding of the emerging issues in public health, impact of globalization on health care, epidemology of health care and working knowledge of related health care disciplines.

The Public Health Certificate Program requires 15 hours of course credit offered online and onsite.

  • PH 101 – Intro to Public Health
  • PH 105 – Intro to Epidemiology
  • PH 270 – Global Health
  • PH 260 – Community Health and Development
  •  PH 475 – Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

Why Should You Be Interested?

To be able to meet the demand of health care workers, Healthy 2020, a federal government initiative, has highlighted a need for health care providers to deal with prevention and treatment of diseases. This program caters to the needs of individuals already working in health settings to further advance their knowledge and receive professional credentials in field of public health. Students can use certificate program to increase chances of seeking admissions in medical, pharmacy, physician assistant and other health majors at graduate level.

Program Highlights:

  • All required courses are offered online and onsite.
  • Students can choose to take all courses online or a combination of online and onsite.
  • Online courses meeet all standards of Quality Matters.
  • Flexibility – online course options make it easier for students to enroll in courses to fit their schedule.
  • Offers potential to apply the basic concepts of public health in the workplace (state departments of health, hospitals, nursing, department of education, veterans and division of natural resources)
  • Students from other majors (graduates and undergraduates) on campus can choose to enroll in this certificate program while completing their primary degree.
  • International students will have more job opportunities in the USA as well as their home countries.
  • Active duty military personnel and the veteran’s population will enhance academic qualifications and be more prepared to join the job market.

How to Apply:

  • Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Professional Development Student and select “Public Health Certificate” on the application form.
  • Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the catalog or as described on Marshall’s Admissions Web site.
  • RBA degree or Bachelor’s degree is required to apply for the Certificate Program in Public Health.
  • Deadline for Application: August 1st (Fall Semester); December 1st (Spring Semester); May 1st (Summer)

Learn More:

For more information on Marshall’s undergraduate department of public health and it’s brand new public health certificate program, contact:

Dr. Monika Sawhney, Ph.D., MSW, Program Director of BSPH
Marshall University College of Health Professions, 309 Prichard Hall
One John Marshall Way
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696 – 2602