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Brooks College of Health Graduate Certificates

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

 **Admission will no longer be available for this certificate. 

Public Health Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health consists of five required courses. 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 courses are offered in a mixed-delivery (sometime referred to as "hybrid") format.  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 PHC Program very accessible to those working full time while still providing meaningful interaction with faculty and peer. Students typically complete the program in one year. Students typically meet on campus one to two nights per week on average.  The Program admits one cohort of students each fall semester.  

Students enrolled in any UNF graduate program may earn the Public Health Certificate, but students are not required to be admitted to a UNF graduate program. There are no pre-requisite courses required; individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any field may be accepted into the PHC Program.  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.

Admissions Requirements

  •  A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.  
  • Students enrolled in any UNF graduate program may earn the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, but students are not required to be admitted to a UNF graduate program. Acceptance into the Certificate program is dependent on student eligibility and space in the program. Students who have graduated from the Master of Public Health (MPH) program or are enrolled in the MPH Program are not eligible to earn the Certificate. Applications are accepted for fall term only.

 Interprofessional Certificate in Healthcare Informatics


The 12 credit UNF graduate Interprofessional certificate in healthcare informatics consists of 4 courses from the Brooks College of Health, Coggin College of Business, and the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction. It was developed by an interdisciplinary faculty group responding to community need identified by focus groups for professionals trained in HIT, community partners and leaders. It is designed for information professionals, clinical personnel and other healthcare personnel who want to increase their knowledge regarding information technology and management of the complex and organization issues which are present in healthcare at the graduate level. The objective of this certificate program is to expose students to modern health IT, including data acquisition and analysis, systems design, data security and decision processing. The UNF graduate Interprofessional certificate in health informatics focuses on electronic medical data generated and stored in healthcare organizations, ITS security and applications.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application to the University of North Florida (Deadline: August 1 for fall admission)
  • Official transcript reflecting a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution in a life science, health science, health administration, business administration, nursing or computing science
  • GPA of a 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study
  • Current resume
  • Brief statement, no more than 250 words, describing your purpose for pursuing a graduate certificate in health informatics and how this certificate will complement your professional goals.

 Global Health Certificate


The 12 credit Graduate Certificate Program in Global Health was developed and designed to meet the needs for global health competencies set forth by several of the Brooks College of Health accrediting bodies. Global health is an interdisciplinary field that relies on a broad knowledge base to create innovative solutions to challenging health problems in resource poor settings. This program will provide graduate students an opportunity to do at least one international study abroad course, two required graduate courses in global health (one of those requires working with a refugee population in North Florida), and one elective course which may be an additional study abroad or a discipline specific course related to international or global health issues. Understanding issues related to global health is central to preparation for working on emerging global issues such as sustainability of food and water resources, disease transmission and management, epidemics, and health care delivery in compromised settings.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application to the University of North Florida (Deadline: August 1 for fall admission)
  • Official transcript reflecting a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution in a life science, health science, health administration, business administration, nursing or computing science
  • GPA of a 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in last 60 credit hours of undergraduate studyCurrent resume
  • Brief statement, no more than 250 words, describing your purpose for pursuing a graduate certificate in global health and how this certificate will complement your professional goals.