This online public health professional certificate program provides coursework at the graduate level. The program is designed to serve students seeking to fill the demand in the public health field and advance their careers.
The format of the online public health program allows flexibility for students who are practicing professionals and wish to attain a professional credential, students who aren't sure whether or not to pursue a master's degree, and non-traditional students who have other academic credentials but need formal education in public health.
The curriculum gives students the skills and knowledge needed for careers in public health.
This professional certificate is designed to meet the needs of those who currently work in public health as well as those who wish to embark on a career in public health.
Students who have successfully completed the professional certificate in Public Health program may be able to apply their coursework to a Master of Public Health degree.
Emphasis in the program is placed on learning in the areas of:
- Health Behavior
- Environmental Health
- Global Health
Certified Public Health Exam
This program includes the core courses needed for students to be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Health (CPH) exam. Students may need to meet other CPH eligibility requirements to sit for the exam.
In addition to the Higher Learning Commission accreditation carried by all University of Nebraska campuses, the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health is also accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
The U.S. Department of Education recognizes CEPH as the accrediting body for schools and programs of public health.
Home Campus: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Method of Delivery: 100% Online - what's this?Program can be completed fully at a distance. Courses are asynchronous, meaning students and instructor may access content at any time and do not have to be connected to the Internet at the same time. If your program includes an internship or practicum, experiences may be completed in the student's local area.
All online courses are accessed via the Internet and use a learning management system. Technology requirements may vary by program and course, but all campuses have basic recommended requirements. High-speed Internet is required.
Interaction with professors and other students may include:
- Online discussion boards
- Phone or video conferencing
- Other forms of electronic and print communication
Supplemental materials for some courses may include:
- Printed material and scanned documents
- Digital resources accessed through university libraries
- Videos accessed via the Internet, CDs or DVDs
- Other media
To be successful, students taking online classes should be reasonably comfortable using a computer and the Internet. Learn more about online student tips for success.
Courses are taught by the same faculty who teach on campus. Students may be required to write papers, complete projects, conduct research, and communicate with professors. Students may work independently on assignments and with coworkers on group projects, do case presentations, take quizzes and exams, just as students on campus are required to do.