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College of Public Health
College of Public Health

326 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. The certificate program is aimed at students who are interested in gaining exposure to the field of public health, who do not intend to pursue a bachelor's degree or who already hold a bachelor's or associate degree and wish to broaden their knowledge of public health. Certificate graduates have an understanding of emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects to 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
  10002 Introduction to Global Health 3
  20001 Essentials of Epidemiology 3
  30002 Introductory Biostatistics 3
  30005 Social and Behavioral Science Theories in Public Health 3
  30033 Public Health Policy and Decision-Making* 3

*Students in the nursing [BSN-NURS] major may substitute NURS 40045 for PH 30033.


Gainful Employment Disclosure
CIP code: 51.2201
CIP title: Public Health, General
AY 10 completers: 0
AY 10 on-time completers: N/A
AY 10 on-time completion rate: N/A
Median Stafford loans: not applicable; contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information
Median other loans: not applicable; contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information
Award title: not applicable; contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information
Total cost per credit hours: $425
Total costs for credit hours: $7,650
Book and supplies cost per credit hours: $134
Total books and supplies costs: $1,380
Term: Fall 2011 and Spring 2012
Length: 30 Weeks
Fees per term: Varies
Room and board per term: $4,415
Other supply or miscellaneous costs: N/A
SOC code: 21-1091.00
SOC title: Health Educators
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Respondent placement rate: 0.00%
Zero placement rate explanation: N/A - new program