Certificate in Public Health and Gender

Begin Admitting Fall 2020.

The Certificate in Public Health and Gender is a collaborative certificate between the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST). The interdisciplinary nature and the overlap of mission and values shared between both departments is an extraordinary opportunity for students interested in the intersections of Public Health and Women and Gender Studies. Students looking to get a certificate in Public Health and Gender are interested in:

  • Generating public policies to improve and sustain health for all genders, but especially those who face inequity and injustice.
  • Breaking down systems of inequality and health disparities due to gender and other intersecting identities.
  • Promoting health and addressing health disparities due to gender and other intersecting identities.
  • Transforming society through activism and interdisciplinary approaches.

The curriculum addresses global issues, cultural influences, and other factors that influence individuals' and communities' health actions and decisions. Students will learn how race, class, gender, sexuality, and geopolitics affect public health through the lens of historical context, feminist theory, and public health best practices. By combining the strengths of DPH and WGST, students will develop a network of peers in both fields and diversify their education through interdisciplinary approaches and coursework.

Requirements

The certificate consists of fours courses for a total of 12 credit hours.  Students must complete the two courses listed in section A, one course listed in section B, and one course listed in section C.  Students must receive at least a C in all coursework. 

Section A (Required Courses)6
P_HLTH 2200Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion3
WGST 2010Understanding Intersectionality3
or WGST 2020 Feminist Theory
Section B (Public Health): Choose one course3
P_HLTH 2050Gender and Public Health can only be taken once to count3
or WGST 2050 Gender and Public Health
P_HLTH 3310Social and Behavioral Health Theory and Practice3
P_HLTH 3400Global Public Health and Health Care Systems3
P_HLTH 3965Strategies for Effective Peer Education in Public Health can only be taken once to count1
P_HLTH 4960Qualitative Approaches to Understanding Public Health Problems3
Section C (WGST): Choose one course3
WGST 2050Gender and Public Health can only be taken once to count3
or P_HLTH 2050 Gender and Public Health
WGST 2960Sexual Health Education and Advocacy3
WGST 3300Queer Theories/Identities3
WGST 3960Strategies for Effective Peer Education can only be taken once to count1
or P_HLTH 3965 Strategies for Effective Peer Education in Public Health
WGST 4230Women, Development, and Globalization3
WGST 4400Contemporary Issues in Domestic Violence3
WGST 4600Women and Health3

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