Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Public Health
There has been a consistent demand for focused efforts that address the infrastructure and core services of public health. To address this need, the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health has developed a Certificate in Public Health (PBC) program of study. Those who work in public health but who have never had any formal public health training may have an interest in this program. The certificate is an 18-credit hour program and the content is the same as the core taught in the Master of Public Health graduate degree program.
Moreover, professionals with advanced degrees in related areas such as mental and emotional well-being, family and relationship skills, human growth and development, nutrition, kinesiology, substance abuse prevention, diseases and disorders, safety and injury prevention, community and environment health, consumer health as well as medicine and nursing may also be interested in this program for the purpose of enhancing their professional knowledge of key public health concepts.
Applicants must possess the minimum of a US baccalaureate degree equivalent to be considered for admission. Applicants who anticipate completion of their undergraduate degree soon after the admissions deadline may apply for conditional admission. If granted conditional admission, a final transcript from the student’s baccalaureate institution must be received by the Office of Student Services prior to the date of registration of the admitted semester.
This program of study requires eighteen (18) semester credit hours. The six (6) MPH core courses (Introduction to Public Health, Biostatistics I, Environmental and Occupational Health, The Health Care System, Introduction to Health Behavior and Health Education and Epidemiology I) comprise the coursework for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program. Description of the course content is as follows.
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Kristy Caldwell, MPH
Office of Student Services
4301 West Markham, Mail Slot #820
Little Rock, AR 72205