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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.
USciences Graduate Finds Success and Satisfaction at GlaxoSmithKline
April 17, 2019
Michael Donohue BioC'18, associate scientist at GlaxoSmithKline, within the Biopharmaceutical Product Sciences (BPS) department, is helping create new pharmaceutical products and delivery systems, a job he credits to his experience at USciences.
Graduate Fellows Honored for Academic and Research Achievements
April 10, 2019
Graduate students and their advisors celebrated the students' academic and research achievements at the annual Graduate Fellows Reception on March 14, 2019, in Wilson Hall.
Research Day Showcases Breadth of Student and Faculty Work at USciences
April 08, 2019
The 17th Annual Research Day was no different with more than 240 poster presentations from undergraduate and graduate students from programs across all three of USciences' colleges.
USciences Researchers Awarded More than $3M in Grants and Contracts for 2018
March 28, 2019
Researchers and investigators from throughout University of the Sciences' three colleges were awarded $3.4 million in grant and contract funding in 2018 to support their ongoing investigations and support student involvement in research and training.
Undergraduate Researchers Awarded Summer Research Grants
March 22, 2019
Undergraduate students who stay at the university throughout the summer to continue their research had the opportunity to thank their benefactor at the annual USciences Undergraduate Research Fund as well as to showcase their work at the USURF luncheon on March 12, 2019.
Pamela Z. Poe, PhD, MPH, CHES
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University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495