Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Choose a UWF Graduate Certificate in Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health or Emergency Management and Infection Control.


Certificate Description

To meet the workforce development needs of public health practitioners, two online Graduate Certificates in Public Health are currently available. The Graduate Certificate in Public Health can emphasize:

  • Emergency Management & Infection Control
  • Environmental & Occupational Health

Some required courses for the graduate certificate may be eligible as elective courses in the MPH Program. Please check with the MPH academic advisor for approval prior to enrollment.

The Graduate Certificates in Public Health are academically-awarded certifications (not linked to any national certifications).

Department Contact

Warren Austin
Academic Advisor

 Phone: (850) 474-2354
 Email: waustin1@uwf.edu 

Catalog Description

Graduate Certificate in Public Health: Emergency Management and Infection Control

Graduate Certificate in Public Health: Emergency Management and Infection Control

Course Requirements

EMIC Foundational Courses

All EMIC Certificate students must complete 6 required core courses [18 credit hours].

PHC 5102 Principles of Public Health
PHC 6251 Disease Surveillance and Monitoring 3
BSC 5856 Bioterrorism 3
HSC 5205 Public Health Preparedness 3
HSC 6528 Prevention of Infectious Diseases 3
MCB 5273 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 3
Total Hours 18

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop and implement culturally appropriate approaches for assessing, preventing and controlling environmental hazards/disasters that pose risks to human health and safety in the community setting.

  • Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation, including risk communication when dealing with emergencies from biological, chemical and/or physical agents that affect human health in diverse populations.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate infection programs for preventing and controlling environmental hazards/disasters that pose risks to human health.

  • Retrieve and analyze public health surveillance data used in the United States and globally. 
Graduate Certificate in Public Health: Environmental and Occupational Health

Graduate Certificate in Public Health: Environmental and Occupational Health

Certificate Description

This certificate is designed to prepare those working in public health, health care, and environmental sectors to deal with the plethora of environmental issues that impact human health.

Course Requirements

EOH Foundational Courses

All EOH Certificate students must complete the 3 foundational courses [9 credit hours]

PHC 6300 Environmental Health 3
PHC 5355 Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health 3
PHC 5356 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 3
Total Hours 9

Non-Aerospace students

Non-Aerospace students must successfully complete the following 3 courses in addition to the foundational courses 

PHC 5102 Principles of Public Health 3
PHC 6251 Disease Surveillance and Monitoring 3
PHC 6310 Environmental Toxicology 3
Total Hours 9

RAM Residents

RAM residents must successfully complete the following 3 courses in addition to the foundational courses 

PHC 6347 Aerospace and Occupational Toxicology 3
PHC 6360 Accident Investigation and Risk Management 3
PHC 6194 GIS Applications in Public Health 3
Total Hours 9

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify environmental hazards and describe how major and environmental and occupational agents that directly and indirectly affect human health, safety, and the environment.

  • Explain genetic, physiologic and psychosocial factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to environmental hazards.

  • Evaluate a case study of a local environmental issue or historic bioterrorist attack using professional writing and communication skills.

  • Identify and describe the elements of occupational safety and health programs.

  • Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation.

  • Evaluate the process for resolving occupational safety and health issues using appropriate laws and regulations.

  • Design programs to improve health and safety using professional writing and communication skills.

 

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the UWF graduate catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*

  • Submission of Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Application.
  • UWF graduate students interested in completing the graduate certificate are not required to complete the non-degree seeking application but will need to contact the MPH academic advisor to review their degree audit and initiate the declaration of certificate process.

Once admission to the University has been approved, students will need to contact the MPH academic advisor to start the declaration of certificate process. This includes reviewing the requirements for each Graduate Certificate in Public Health and completion and submission of the Declaration of Certificate form to the Office of the Registrar.

Questions regarding the graduate certificate should be directed to the MPH academic advisor.