Kent State University

Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library, Kent, OH 44242-0001

Program Details

Kent State University offers an online undergraduate certificate in Public Health.  The certificate program is designed to introduce non-public health majors to the basics when understanding the concepts of disease prevention, health promotion and prolonging life.  

The certificate program is 18 credit hours and consists of six courses that concisely and conceptually provide students the core knowledge needed to succeed in a profession where a basic understanding of public health is required.  Non-public health majors will use the academics to earn a well-rounded education of the emerging issues in healthcare, social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concerns, the healthcare system and how to develop community programs for awareness and prevention.  The core courses will delve into topics of epidemiology, health research methods, biostatistics, global health, policy and decision making, disease control and prevention, sanitation and hazardous materials handling and health disparities.

Graduates will be able to contribute a basic knowledge and understanding of critical and influential health care concepts to many organizations.  The certification can span across many areas of study, from education and biology to nursing and human resources.  Graduates will have a competitive edge when seeking entry-level employment or pursuing current career advancement.

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    Program Overview

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    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
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    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
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    Accreditation & Licensing

    American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education

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


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