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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.
PhD, Business Programs Prepared Priyal Vakil for Success in Industry
June 06, 2019
A curiosity to learn the entire process behind a medication, from the research behind novel drug candidates to the way the drug is ultimately delivered to patients, led Priyal Vakil PhD'19 (cell and molecular biology) on a unique path to a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Physics Faculty Hosts National Physics Tournament, Helps Prepare Winners for International Competition in Poland
June 05, 2019
A team of students from three Chester County-area high schools is preparing to represent the United States in an international physics competition in Poland after winning the national title at USciences in April.
USciences Honors Class of 2019 at 198th Commencement
May 23, 2019
Approximately 620 graduates were honored at USciences 198th Commencement Ceremony on May 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Liacouras Center. Among the recipients was Dr. Rachel L. Levine, who received an honorary doctor of science degree.
Under the Microscope: Taking a Closer Look at USciences Faculty Research
May 16, 2019
A Q&A with faculty researchers to gain insight into the passion behind their fields of interest.
Physics Wonder Girls Get Grant Support for Renewable Energy-Themed Camp
May 16, 2019
USciences was awarded grant support for the Physics Wonder Girls summer camp through the E2 Energy to EducateSM grant program, funded through Constellation, an Exelon company.
Pamela Z. Poe, PhD, MPH, CHES
Kline Hall, Room 206
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495