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Public Health Certificate

College of Public Health
126 Lowry Hall
Tel: 330-672-6500

The Public Health certificate integrates key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, communities and individual. Certificate graduates have an understanding of emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing U.S. health care system, and the monitoring of 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
  20001 Essentials of Epidemiology 3

20005 Social and Behavioral Science Theories in Public Health 3

20006 Environmental Health Science 3
Electives: choose from the following 3
PH 30002 Introductory Biostatistics (3)   

30004 Public Health Research (3)
Choose from the following: 3
PH 10002 Introduction to Global Health (3)   
  20003 Public Health Policy and Decision-Making (3)   
  20012 Sanitation and Hazardous Materials Management (3)   
  30007 Prevention and Control of Diseases (3)
  44000 Health Disparities (3)   


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Public Health, General
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Term: Fall 2011 and Spring 2012
Length: 30 Weeks
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Health Educators
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