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School of Public and Environmental Affairs

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Certificate in Public Health

Certificate in Public Health

The Certificate in Public Health is available to undergraduate students in all divisions of the university.  The curriculum provides a basic understanding of environmental health issues, current health policies, the structure of the medical care delivery system, administration techniques used in health-related facilities, and methods of determining the significance of various factors on health.

Student Consumer Information about this Program

The Certificate in Public Health requires 18 credit hours, including three required courses and three courses from a list of health-related courses.  To be eligible for the certificate, students must complete the following requirements in addition to all requirements for the baccalaureate degree program of their choice.

Requirements

All of the following three courses:

  • SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
  • SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
  • SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)

Three of the following:

  • SPEA H342 Community Health Education (3 cr.)
  • SPEA H416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
  • SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Hospital Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
  • SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs-Health Topics (3 cr.)
  • SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.)

Other approved planning, management, and policy courses related to health

For more information, visit the School of Public and Environmental Affairs page on the IU Northwest Bulletin.