Program URL: http://www.uic.edu/sph/chs/certificates
Program Type: Certificate
Award Conferred: Certificate
Total Number of Credit Hours: 12 Sem. Hr(s).
Admission Deadline: http://www.uic.edu/sph/chs/certificates/admissions
The Advanced Community Public Health Practice Campus Certificate targets individuals with a bachelor's degree who are currently working in community, public health, or other related fields and whose current or future position requires advanced skills in applying advanced knowledge and expertise in assessing and addressing health problems in the community.
This certificate program in community health is offered entirely online and furthers the university's commitment to training public health professionals by offering courses to public health practitioners and students in other health professions who are not able to pursue a graduate public health degree.
The Advanced Community Public Health Practice Campus Certificate incorporates four Community Health Sciences courses that are required for the MPH degree concentration in Community Health Sciences. Through this certificate, program participants will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in community health sciences including:
- The role of health education and health promotion in improving population health
- Program planning, development and evaluation skills
- Quantitative and qualitative research methods useful at the community level
- Policy development and advocacy skills.