Health Communication, Certificate (Public Health)
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This is an 18-hour post-bachelor’s program that provides students the opportunities to strengthen their knowledge in health communication content, research methods, and application. Qualified individuals can take the certificate as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with another degree.
- Students will be able to interpret the impact of biological, social, and psychological changes on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of older adults.
Casey Goldston Giraudy
HPEB Academic Programs Coordinator
Certificate Requirements (18 Hours)
Certificate Core (9 Hours)
|HPEB 711||Applied Health Communication||3|
|SLIS 749||Health Sciences Information Resources||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Seminar in Mass Communication Theory and Theory Construction|
|Seminar in Health, Science, and the Media|
|Strategic Communication for Behavior and Social Change|
|Total Credit Hours||9|
Electives (6 Hours)
|Select six directed elective hours from an approved list, depending on the student’s interests as approved by the faculty advisor||6|
|Total Credit Hours||6|
Practicum (3 Hours)
|Select a three credit-hour practicum or project in the student’s home department||3|
|Total Credit Hours||3|
Examples of practica/internships include appointments with local agencies involved with health communication, or work on an active research project. Faculty members work closely with students to help them secure the practicum.