Graduate University Policies
The mission of the University of North Florida’s Aging Services Certificate program is to provide graduate level coursework which will advance knowledge and skills for persons working in the aging services area as well as those interested in entering the field. The certificate program includes current, relevant study of aging theory, policy, research, and organizations that impact delivery of health and social services to an aging, multicultural population. Admission Requirements
All applicants must have a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college of university. No specific undergraduate major is required. Applicants should apply online for the Aging Services Certificate.
This Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is for individuals who currently have a Master’s in Nursing and want to obtain a certificate which will allow them to sit for the National Certification Examination as a Family Nurse Practitioner in order to practice in that capacity. In addition, individuals who are nationally certified as ANP, PNP, GNP, CNM and WHNP may apply for this certificate program. Past education and current advanced practice experience will be considered in determining program requirements.
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 Program is offered in a hybrid format - students
can complete the program in one year meeting on campus one to two nights per
week on average. The Program admits one cohort of students each fall
semester. 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.
Special Notes about the Program
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.
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