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Public Health Certificate

Certificate Description 

The Graduate Public Health Certificate consists of six 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).    

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete certificate will be able to:

  • Outline current and historically significant theories, models, themes, and ideas related to health promotion, the prevention of chronic illnesses, and the reduction of health disparities
  • Use epidemiologic methods to analyze patterns of disease and injury and discuss application to control problems
  • Explain behavioral, social, and cultural factors that impact individual and population health and health disparities over the life course
  • Apply advanced quantitative and/or qualitative methods in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Integrate public health evidence-based strategies to the development of health programs
  • Compare the organization, structure, and function of health care, public health, and regulatory systems across national and international settings