Public Health Certificate Courses and Degree Plans

The Public Health Certificate is designed to allow students to attain knowledge from the core areas of public health knowledge as defined by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The required courses are designed to give students the academic foundation necessary for more advanced studies in two of the core areas while also focusing on the unique rural characteristics of the communities we serve. In addition to the 3 core courses listed below, a student will select 2 electives from any of the remaining courses offered in the Master of Public Health program.

The certificate requirements:

  • PBHL 5304 Environmental and Occupational Health
  • PBHL 5342 Epidemiology I
  • PBHL 5344 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Community Health
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2


Available courses with their descriptions can be found in the course catalog.

Course Catalog 2020-2022

Fall 2021 Course Syllabi


Department of Community Health

COMH 6330 – Research Methods in Community and Behavioral Health

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

EPBI 5331 – Epidemiology of Chronic Disease

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

OEHS 5300 – Survey of Environmental Toxicology

Department of Healthcare Policy, Economics and Management

HPEM 5360– Quality Improvement and Efficacy in Health

HPEM 6311 – Healthcare Reimbursement and Budgeting

HPEM 6340– Leadership Foundations and Strategies for Health Organizations

HPEM 6370– Health Law and Ethics

HPEM 6392– Healthcare Operations Management

Public Health Courses

PBHL 5304 – Occupational and Environmental Health

PBHL 5342 – Epidemiology

PBHL 5344 – Social and Behavioral Aspects of Community Health

PBHL 5350 – Practicum I

PBHL 5360 -Practicum II

PBHL 6350 – Capstone I

PBHL 6360 – Capstone II