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Graduate Certificate in Health Education and Communication
This 15-credit certificate program addresses key competencies in health education and communication, including constructing health education interventions, improving patient-provider communication, building health literacy skills, and creating social media for health awareness and behavioral change.
Through a combination of training and practical experience, you’ll be prepared to thrive in careers in healthcare, health policy, public health, biomedical writing, and other health-related business areas. You will understand the concepts and skills tested on the National Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, build networking connections, and create a portfolio of projects. Courses cost $1,000 per credit and the certificate can be completed in as little as one year.
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.
What Sets Us Apart?
- We are building on best practices in health education and communication while offering
extensive skill development in each course to prepare a professional portfolio.
- We’ve designed a flexible curriculum with evening and part-time classes for busy professionals. Tailor six elective credits
to your career interests and goals.
- Our combination of theory and practice makes for meaningful coursework and business
- A multidisciplinary approach helps you gain practical experience with health education and communication, empowering you to be an integral member of healthcare delivery teams.
Allen Misher Pays Visit to Namesake College that Continues to Expand
October 21, 2019
Allen Misher P'59, PhD, HonDSc'95 paid a visit to the arts and sciences college that was named in his honor to see first-hand how it has broadened its programs to continue teaching those interested in humanities and science.
The Science of Giving: What Fuels Our Desire to Help Others?
October 17, 2019
Donating to a GoFundMe, feeding the homeless at a soup kitchen, or collecting school supplies for underserved communities. These acts of generosity are all ways to help others, yet they often boost the happiness of the donor. This positive effect isn't a coincidence; studies show there is science behind the act of giving.
Faculty Under the Microscope: A Closer Look at USciences Faculty Research
October 17, 2019
USciences faculty researchers are passionate about their areas of interest. In these interviews, faculty members discuss how they got involved in their research and what keeps them interested.
USciences Launches Certificate Specializing in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
October 16, 2019
A new certificate in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals offered to undergraduates at University of the Sciences starting this year focuses on both the linguistic and cultural competencies that health professionals need to better care for Hispanics and Latino populations.
Malis Lecture Examines Creativity Through the Lens of da Vinci
October 15, 2019
During his lecture at The Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities Salvatore Mangione MD discussed the things about da Vinci that may help us to understand why he was so creative and which of those things we can replicate to encourage creativity in ourselves.
Pamela Z. Poe, PhD, MPH, CHES
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University of the Sciences
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