Public Health Certificate Programs

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Certificate Program Declaration Form

 

The changes below go into effect June 1, 2015. Previous Version

 

Students must declare their intention to pursue a certificate program with the Bloustein School prior to their last semester of study in order to qualify to receive a certificate.

 

Health Disparities Certificate (18 credits)

Core (12 cr)

 

Required Electives (at least 6 cr)

 

 

Public Health Advocacy/Education Certificate (18 credits)

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Undergraduate Programs in conjunction with Rutgers University Health Services – Health Outreach Promotion and Education offers a certificate program in Public Health Advocacy/Education. The PHE certificate helps students prepare for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination by covering the requisite material in a series of related courses. The certificate program is open to students in any major and is awarded only with or subsequent to earning a bachelor's degree. Only courses with grade of C or better may be applied toward the certificate program.


Core (12 cr)

 

Required Electives (at least 6 cr)



Addictions Prevention Certificate (15-18 credits) valid until June 1, 2015

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy offers a certificate program in Addictions Prevention (AP). The certificate covers the practice of substance abuse prevention strategies, programs, and services. It helps prepare students to take the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Prevention Specialist examination. The certificate program is open to students in any major and is awarded with, or subsequent to, earning a bachelor's degree. Only courses with grade of C or better may be applied toward the certificate program.

 

The Addictions Prevention Certificate is comprised of 18 credits of (832) public health courses.


Core (18 cr)

 

† Course offered every semester. Requires at least 9 credits toward the certificate, including 10:832:350, and 100 credits toward graduation to register.
** Approved addictions prevention placement only.



Public Health Management Certificate (18 credits)

The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Undergraduate Programs offers a certificate in Public Health Management. The certificate provides core skills important for employment in public health and health care administration and covers much of the material necessary for students to prepare for graduate school in health administration.

 

The Public Health Management certificate is open to public health (832, 832D) majors only. The certificate program is awarded with, or subsequent to earning a bachelor's degree. Only courses with grade of C or better may be applied toward the certificate program.

 

Students are urged to complete Intro to Accounting, Calculus I and Intro to Microeconomics as part of this certificate, especially if planning to obtain a Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) or related degrees.

 

Core (15 cr)

 

Required Electives (at least 3 cr)

 

 

Public Health Preparedness Certificate Program (18 credits)

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Undergraduate Programs in conjunction with the Rutgers School of Public Health offers a Public Health Preparedness (PHP) Certificate. Students are introduced to the biological, chemical and radiological agents that have the potential to cause widespread harm to public health; as well as emergency management concepts. The PHP certificate program is open to all majors and is only awarded with, or subsequent to, earning a bachelor's degree. Only courses with a grade of “C” or better may be applied toward the certificate program.


Core (15 cr)

 

Required Electives (at least 3 cr)

 

*A basic biology course is strongly recommended for this course.

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