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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. 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.
- High School Student gets Experience Researching Cell Movement in Biological Sciences Lab
September 10, 2021
In the lab of Chris Janetopoulos, PhD, associate professor of biological sciences, high school students work alongside undergraduates to study how cells move.
- Steppingstone Scholars, USciences Partnership Allows High Schoolers to Earn College Credit
August 27, 2021
Steppingstone Scholars and University of the Sciences (USciences) have signed a partnership agreement that will allow Philadelphia high school students to attend and earn credits for college-level courses at USciences.
- USciences Awarded $5.2 Million in Research Grants for 2021 Fiscal Year
August 24, 2021
Researchers and investigators from throughout University of the Sciences' three colleges were awarded $5.2 million for nearly 30 grant and contract funding awards in 2021 to support ongoing investigations and support student involvement in research and training.
- Undergrads Spend Summer Studying Alzheimer's Disease
August 17, 2021
Two USciences students participated in the Alzheimer's Summer Internship program at the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Memory Center for black or African American students.
- New Book by Physics Professor Explores the Big Bang Debate
August 12, 2021
Paul Halpern, PhD has recently published a new book titled Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate.
Pamela Z. Poe, PhD, MPH, CHES
Kline Hall, Room 206
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495