• Graduate Certificate
    Public Health

    The Public Health Certificate (PHC) Program consists of five required courses. The PHC Program prepares participants with a broad understanding of the core areas of public health and skills necessary for public health practice in a wide range of public and private institutions. This certificate is ideal for those students who are working on a Master’s degree in another field, but have an interest in or plan to work in a public health setting, or for professionals who are working in the field but do not have a degree in public health. The PHC is offered through the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. MPH faculty teach the required PHC courses, and students take courses along with MPH students. The UNF MPH Program is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

    The UNF PHC Program is offered in a hybrid format – students can complete the program in one year meeting on campus one night per week on average. Each course is offered in one of three ways: 1) face-to-face; 2) distance learning (DL); or 3) hybrid. Face-to-face courses meet on UNF campus, typically one night per week, 6:00-8:45pm. DL courses are offered online. Hybrid courses are a combination of the first two methods, with no more than half of classes meeting face-to-face. This format makes the UNF MPH Program very accessible to those working full time while still providing meaningful interaction with faculty and peers.

    Special Notes about the Program

    Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any field may be accepted into the PHC Program; there are no pre-requisites.  Acceptance into the PHC Program is dependent on student eligibility and space in the program. Students who have graduated from the MPH program or are enrolled in the MPH Program are not eligible to earn the Certificate.  All courses for the Certificate must be completed at the University of North Florida.


    *Note:  Please see the 2014-2015 Fact Sheet for the new Program of Study effective Fall 2014. 

    Program of Study

  • Major: Public Health Certificate
    Degree: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
    Certificate Requirements (15 credits)
    HSC6215 Environmental Health (3 Credits)
    HSC6505 Epidemiology (3 Credits)
    HSC6603 Theory of Health Behavior (3 Credits)
    PHC6102 Public Health Policy and Manag (3 Credits)
    PHC6050 Public Health Biostats I (3 Credits)


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    Program Newsletter 

     Fall 2013

    -  Spring 2014 Newsletter


    Fact Sheet 2014-2015 




    For questions regarding the application process contact:  graduateschool@unf.edu


    For questions regarding the program contact: 


    Dr. Michele Johnson Moore