Graduate Certificate in Public Health Communication
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health Communication is administered by the Department of Public Health and the School of Journalism. The certificate prepares recent college graduates, mid-career professionals in public health and journalism to effectively communicate scientific evidence for public health policies and interventions with lay and professional audiences. Graduates will be prepared to work in health education, hospital public relations, governmental public health administration, non-profit organizations and a variety of other settings. The objectives of the certificate are to equip students with a) The principles of public health knowledge; b) The foundations of social and behavioral science in public health and; c) Understanding and skills related to public health in news and reporting and audience engagement.
The certificate can be completed as either a stand alone certificate or a degree seeking option.
15 credit hours will be required to complete the certificate.
|Core Courses (12 credit hours)|
|P_HLTH 7150||Principles of Public Health||3|
|JOURN 8042||Health News and Promotion||3|
|P_HLTH 8920||Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health||3|
|JOURN 7256||Public Relations||3|
|Electives (3 credit hours)|
|P_HLTH 8270||Storytelling in Public Health and Public Policy||3|
|COMMUN 9610||Seminar in Disaster, Crisis, and Risk||3|
|JOURN 7812||Online Audience Development||3|