Principles of Public Health Certificate
Advancing Your Career through Public Health Knowledge
Program Begins Fall 2013
The Principles of Public Health Certificate (PHC) is an online post-baccalaureate program with a 15 credit (five courses) rigorous and engaging multi-disciplinary curriculum that provides a foundation in the core principles of public health. It can be completed in as little as eight months without taking leave time from work. The program resides in the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland.
The exceptional foundation in the Principles of Public Health Certificate will raise your career trajectory, increasing your
- Marketable expertise
- Professional flexibility and mobility
- Core public health competencies
- Career advancement readiness
Principles of Public Health Certificate core courses include
- Foundation of Epidemiology
- Introduction to Health Systems
- Foundations of Environmental Health
- Health Behavior
These core courses enable you to advance your understanding of the science, theory and practice of public health. This curriculum reflects the broad range of knowledge and skill-based competencies germane to public health practice in the 21st century.
Instruction is delivered online by University of Maryland School of Public Health faculty and experts from prominent public health organizations. You do not have to take leave time from work and can complete the certificate program in as little as eight months. You will benefit from the flexibility and accessibility of online courses, which fit in with your personal and professional responsibilities. All credits for the core courses can be applied toward the Executive Master of Public Health Practice and Policy (Executive MPH) at the University of Maryland if you should decide to apply and are accepted into the Executive MPH program.