Certificate in Principles of Public Health
Advancing Your Career through Public Health Knowledge
The Principles of Public Health Certificate (PHC) is offered by the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. This online post-baccalaureate 15 credit (five courses) program is designed to provide working professionals with a foundation in the core principles of public health including:
- Foundation of Epidemiology
- Introduction to Health Systems
- Foundations of Environmental Health
- Health Behavior
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
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 on-line courses that fit in with your personal and professional responsibilities. Easy to use web-based technology enables you to learn in an engaging, interactive environment.
Instruction is delivered by University of Maryland School of Public Health faculty and experts from prominent public health organizations. The University of Maryland School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The Certificate provides you with a rigorous, multi-disciplinary foundation in the five core areas of public health. The curriculum has the same content, quality and high standards as the traditional on-site curriculum. These core courses enable you to advance your understanding of the science of public health. This curriculum reflects the broad range of knowledge and skill-based competencies germane to public health practice in the 21st century.
Credits for these courses can be transferred to the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Practice and Policy program at the University of Maryland if you should decide to apply and are accepted.
For More Information
For a personal consultation about your career plans and how the Certificate in Principles of Public Health can empower you to meet your goals, please contact:
Sharon P. Simson, PhD, MSHA
Research Professor and Program Director
Health Services Administration
University of Maryland School of Public Health
College Park, MD 2072