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Public Health Certificate (Post Secondary)

The public health certificate is an undergraduate program that integrates key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, communities and individual. Students completing the certificate will have an understanding of emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing health care system in the U.S., and monitoring diseases in the community through applied public health research.

Kent State University admission requirements apply, including assessment testing. Students may enroll in the program even if they have prior degrees. Students must declare themselves as a certificate candidate prior to completing half of the courses and must complete a minimum of 15 credits at Kent State University.

Course Title Credits
PH 10001 Introduction to Public Health 3
  20005 Social and Behavioral Science Theories in Public Health 3
20006 Environmental Health Science 3
30001 Essentials of Epidemiology 3
Electives: choose from the following 3
PH 20004 Public Health Research (3)   
30002 Introductory Biostatistics (3)   
Choose from the following: 3
PH 10002 Introduction to Global Health (3)   
  20003 Public Health Policy and Decision-Making (3)   
  20007 Prevention and Control of Diseases (3)   
  20012 Sanitation and Hazardous Materials Management (3)   
  44000 Health Disparities (3)