Certificate in Foundations in Public Health
Claremont Graduate University School of Community and Global Health (SCGH)
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The Certificate in Foundations in Public Health trains highly skilled professionals with a fundamental understanding of the five core areas of public health, enabling them to protect and improve the health of communities.
Challenges to optimal health and well-being are increasingly multifaceted. To meet them, the public health graduate certificate provides you with the fundamental skills and knowledge of the five core areas of public health: social and behavioral health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health systems. You’ll get state-of-the-art interdisciplinary training that applies across multiple sectors to help you understand the dynamic behavioral, biological, social, cultural, and economic influences affecting local and global outcomes. Our certificate program prepares you to improve public health through assessment, policy development, environmental change, and health promotion research.
- The SCGH Student Association provides opportunities for leadership and impact through intellectual, social, and cultural contributions that meet the needs of public health students through community service, dialogue, and special events.
- Courses completed with a B grade or better in the certificate program may be applied toward completion of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.
- You can pursue the certificate in foundations of public health in conjunction with another degree program, such as an MA in economics. You earn a diploma/credential for each degree and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease your required total units.
- This program is ideal for diverse audiences, including allied working professionals and students in affiliated graduate programs within the Claremont University Consortium.
- Proximity to local health departments in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties provides employment and educational opportunities for students.