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Graduate Certificate in Health Education and Communication
Health education and communication best practices save lives by conveying vital information, increasing effectiveness of patient-provider interactions, and effectively educating patients and prospective clients. The World Health Organization, the Institute of Medicine, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office and Dept. of Health and Human Services, as well as many other leading public health and medical authorities have identified health education, communication, and literacy as critical to improving national and international public health and patient care.
University of the Sciences offers a 15-credit certificate program to address key competencies in health education and communication, including constructing health education interventions, improving patient-provider communication, addressing health literacy issues, and creating social media for health awareness and behavioral change. Through a combination of training and practical experience, this program helps students thrive in careers in healthcare, health policy, public health, biomedical writing, and other health-related business areas.
Certificate students are required to take three core graduate courses and two additional electives from a wide selection of possibilities in health research and practice.
What Sets Us Apart?
- We are building on best practices in both health education and communication while
offering extensive skill development in each course to prepare a professional portfolio.
- You will be able to demonstrate improved health education and communication in diverse
community or medical settings.
- Our multidisciplinary approach helps you gain practical experience with health education
and communication, empowering you to be an integral member of healthcare delivery
- You can choose to tailor six elective credits to your career interests and goals.
- We’ve designed a flexible curriculum with evening and part-time classes for busy professionals.
- Our combination of theory and practice makes for meaningful coursework and business
- You can complete the Graduate Certificate in Health Education and Communication in as little as one year, while developing portfolio projects and networking connections.
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Matching Funds Double #GivingTuesdayUSciences Impact
November 15, 2017
Tuesday, Nov. 28 is a day for giving back. Give Online and participate in #GivingTuesdayUSciences this holiday season. Each gift is being matched thanks to the generosity of a USciences alumna.
Leslie Ann Bowman Receives USciences Honorary Alumnus Award
October 30, 2017
Bowman, who is an assistant dean and associate professor of information science at USciences, was selected to receive the Honorary Alumnus Award which is presented to "a non-alumnus who has shown exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission of the University."
Dr. Michelle Kanther Named Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
October 26, 2017
Michelle Kanther, PhD, has been named assistant professor of biological sciences at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She comes to USciences with experience researching the interactions between microbe and the immune system.
STEM Majors at Mercer County Community College Can Transfer to USciences With Full Junior Status Under New Agreement
October 23, 2017
Mercer County Community College (MCCC) students pursuing a career in math, engineering, or the sciences can now transfer to University of the Sciences.
USciences Professor Paul Halpern Launches New Book
October 11, 2017
Physics Professor Paul Halpern, PhD, is launching his newest book highlighting the friendship and productive collaboration of two acknowledged giants of twentieth-century physics: Richard Feynman and John Wheeler.
Pamela Z. Poe, PhD, MPH, CHES
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