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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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2018 USciences Graduate Fellows Celebrated
April 11, 2018
Graduate students and their advisors celebrated the students' academic and research accomplishments at the annual graduate fellows reception on April 9, 2018.
Research Day Emphasizes Student Research on Topics from Breast Cancer to PTSD
April 11, 2018
More than 240 student researchers and their faculty advisors presented novel research being conducted throughout the University's four colleges during the 16th Annual Research Day on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
Mentorship in USciences' Lab Helps High School Student Advance Research
April 05, 2018
With the guidance of Dr. Heindl, Zhong was able to advance her hypothesis and explore how the bacteriophage viruses can communicate with each other.
Undergraduate Research Festival Celebrates Student Scholarship
March 23, 2018
The Undergraduate Research Festival sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) celebrated the breadth of research projects being conducted by undergraduate students and their faculty mentors in a variety of labs and classrooms across campus. The three-day event formally began with ribbon cutting ceremonies by President Dr. Paul Katz.
Brian Temsamrit Psy'17 Gained Hands-On Experience and a Career as a Researcher at USciences
March 13, 2018
Although he wasn't sure exactly what path he would pursue upon graduation from USciences, Brian Temsamrit Psy'17 found a passion for research and the confidence to pursue a career in science.
Pamela Z. Poe, PhD, MPH, CHES
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