In addition to full degree programs, many public health programs at universities offer certificate programs in the field. These certificates often are one semester to one year in length, and focus on a particular aspect of the field. Usually, you will need to already have at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Some of the areas in which you can earn a public health certificate include health communication. adolescent health, gerontology, health and human rights, community based public health, and health inequality.
Getting a certificate in public health may be all that you need to advance in some career fields. You also can normally apply the courses you took for a certificate towards a graduate public health degree later.
Some of the recommended public health certificate programs include: