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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.
Dr. Pilar Ortega Speaks on the Importance of Language, Culture, and Communication in Medicine
December 05, 2018
USciences Department of Humanities hosted Pilar Ortega, MD, an emergency physician and clinical assistant instructor at University of Illinois at Chicago on November 29, 2018, for the annual Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities.
Students Inducted into Alpha Chi National Honor Society
December 04, 2018
Thirty-nine students became the newest members inducted into the USciences Pennsylvania Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, during a special ceremony held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
Health Policy Student Speaks on Twitter Panel About Intersection Between Technology, Recovery
November 13, 2018
Robert Ashford PhD'24 (Health Policy), MSW, will participate in a multiplatform conversation about recovery and policy that can help to support recovery with @TwitterDC on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at 4 p.m.
Sahas Chandragiri BMS'20 Found Proven Pathway to Medical School at USciences
October 26, 2018
Sahas Chandragiri BMS'20 comes from a family of doctors. His father and grandfather are both physicians. His brother is already pursuing medical school. However, more than this family tradition, Chandragiri says that the advising and preparation he has received at University of the Sciences has prepared him for success applying to medical school in the coming years.
Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Focuses on Impact of Global Health at Home
October 24, 2018
Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD, Associate Director for International Research at National Institutes of Health spoke about the importance of Global Health and why it should be funded at the ninth annual Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health on Thursday, October 4, 2018.
Pamela Z. Poe, PhD, MPH, CHES
Kline Hall, Room 206
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495