Program Overview

Health care reform and concerns about public health have drawn attention to the importance of teaching individuals and communities about healthy lifestyles. The online Certificate in Health Education is a health education program designed to train you to participate in or lead health promotion activities, initiatives and programs for communities, private companies, schools and other settings. Examples of topics can include smoking cessation, nutrition and obesity, prenatal care, exercise, depression and mental health, and sexually transmitted diseases.

The certificate requires the successful completion of four courses. It can be taken as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with the online Master of Public Health program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. 

    School Overview

    Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

    Benedictine University provides a values-centered Liberal Arts education. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students from all 50 states in the US and over 17 countries.

    Why Benedictine University Online? Over 130 year legacy of academic excellence.

    Online Learning Experience at Benedictine

    • 24/7 access to courses and technical support
    • Students earn the same degree certificate as on-campus peers
    • Eight week online course format cover the same content as on campus
    • No mandatory log-in times

    Support Services for Online Students

    Program Managers – help students complete their application and assist in compiling their admissions file. They also walk students through orientation after acceptance.

    Student Services and Academic Advising – assist with registration, help with course selection, go over graduation requirements, and are there for any questions students have along the way.

    Smarthinking Tutoring – Benedictine partners with Smarthinking, the leader in on-demand student tutoring services.

    Faculty Office Hours – a number of faculty offer weekly office hours to answer any questions students may have.

    IT Support – Benedictine offers 24/7 technology support.

    Library – all online students have access to the library at Benedictine that offers virtual research and reference materials, interlibrary loan, live chat and more.

    Professional Development – the career services team is available to help all online students with services such as resume review, mock interviews, alumni networking, career fairs, skype office hours, career assessments, career counseling and more.

    Financial Aid – Financial Aid counselors can help with applying for federal aid, identifying scholarships and loan opportunities and budgeting assistance. 

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