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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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USciences Celebrates its 197th Founding
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The ceremony awarded an honorary degree as well as awards of merit to a faculty member, graduate and undergraduate students, and a staff member. In addition, the University recognized endowed positions.
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February 14, 2018
Her science passion and desire to work in healthcare led Alexandra Ryan MLS'17 to a career in medical laboratory science.
Workshop Aims to Inform Students about Understanding, Serving, and Working with LGBTQ Individuals
February 14, 2018
The workshop inspired students to provide more education and advocacy for the LGBTQ community.
USciences Professor Wins Fulbright Scholarship for Zika Research
February 01, 2018
Using mathematical modeling to fight the spread of Zika virus, University of the Sciences assistant professor Michael Robert, PhD, has received funding from the Fulbright Commission to continue his research in Argentina this summer.
With Federal Grant, Student Research, Biology Lab Investigates HIV
December 18, 2017
A $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health has expanded the scope of research into HIV led by Zachary Klase, PhD, in his biology lab.
Pamela Z. Poe, PhD, MPH, CHES
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