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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The graduate certificate in Public Health at TCNJ aims to address the growing population health needs locally, nationally, and globally. The program prepares graduates to meet the complex health needs of populations and individuals by 1) assessing the social and political determinants of health; 2) critically analyzing data to determine health trends; 3) developing and implementing public health interventions; 4) evaluating policy implications of health trends and health care delivery, and 5) synthesizing current population health practices to make recommendations for improvement.

The certificate is designed for working professionals who want to increase their skill set and students preparing for further graduate study. The program is especially useful for school, community, and public health nurses; hospital and clinic managers, people working in the pharmaceutical industry, and other professionals aspiring to enrich their skills by acquiring a population-level perspective on health.

Students can apply their completed certificate courses that meet minimum grade requirements toward an MPH at TCNJ.

Requirements for Public Health Certificate: 5 Courses (15 credits)

  • PBHG 521 Health Systems and Policy
  • PBHG 540 Intermediate Epidemiology
  • PBHG 685 Health Promotion for Individuals, Families, and Communities OR PBHG 504 Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Two graduate elective classes based on your interests.

Check out the Graduate Bulletin for descriptions of the public health courses. Scroll down and click on the School of Nursing and Health Sciences:

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Questions? Contact the Graduate Director, Dr. Sylvia Twersky

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