Learn the Latest in Health Care to Advance Your Career

Diversify, update, or change your current skill set in health care with a graduate-level certificate from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. These programs are thoughtfully designed to guide you through the latest innovations, practices, and theories within the subject you're studying while giving you a broader learning experience, thanks to NSU's multidisciplinary structure.

Your Interests, Your Timeline

The postgraduate certificate programs are built to meet you where you are. So even if you’re juggling a full-time job, family commitments, and continuing studies, you can still pursue a certificate without losing balance. Many courses are available online or during the evening, and most can be completed in one to two years. And with 10 unique tracks to choose from, you’re bound to find a certificate program that aligns with your professional passions.

For a Range of Disciplines

Health Education

Health Education

Understand the concepts and skills applied to health education, health promotion, and disease prevention.

  • 15 credits

  • Online courses only

  • Two-year limit to complete

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Public Health

Master the fundamental principles and practice of public health, including epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, and social and behavioral sciences.

  • 15 credits

  • Online courses only

  • Two-year limit to complete

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Certificate in Health Professions Preparation

If you are considering medical school but want to spend some more time preparing your academic portfolio, the Certificate in Health Professions Preparation might be right for you. Consider these highlights:

  • Guaranteed entry into the college's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program upon completion of the certificate with a cumulative 3.6 GPA or higher.
  • Opportunity for a guaranteed interview for admission into the college's D.O. program upon completion of the certificate with a GPA between 3.3 and 3.59.
  • Supported transition into medical school with integration with first-year medical students at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus and participation in the same activities (student government, clubs, wellness lunches, student-affairs-sponsored activities, etc.).
  • Faculty advising on study techniques and methods, as well as career preparation for medical school and residency.
  • Courses taught exclusively by the college’s science faculty members.

Certificate in Health Professions Preparation

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

For Current Health Professionals

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Emergency Medicine

Specialize your skill set in emergency medicine to obtain a role in a high-acuity emergency department.

  • 18 credits

  • Online courses and clinical training

  • Programming designed for licensed physician assistants only

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Social Medicine

Build your social medicine core competencies so you can better define, apply, and teach about medicine in your career.

  • 15 credits

  • Online and on-campus courses

  • Competencies covered: public health, health informatics, disaster, and emergency management

For Counselors and Psychologists

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Family Studies

Apply the latest knowledge about family systems directly to your work environment and demands.

  • 24 credits

  • Online and on-campus course options

  • Summer attendance required

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Solution-Focused Coaching

Step into a career as a personal coach with an understanding of solution-focused therapy.

  • 15 credits

  • Online and on-campus courses

  • Preparation for a career as a life, career, college, or health and wellness coach

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Certificate in Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy

Learn a systems-based approach to whole-person wellness that you can integrate into the care of patients and your current practice.

This graduate certificate provides 15 semester-credit hours designed to complement a base of professional competencies, and it can be completed in as little as one year. Courses integrate medical sciences with clinical applications through active learning strategies, such as live discussions, case studies, group presentations, and expert panels.

Certificate in Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy

M.S. in Nutrition

For Informatics Professionals

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Medical Informatics

Gain fundamental knowledge on health care database systems, information security, telecommunications, and computational informatics.

  • 18 credits

  • Online courses only

  • Six Sigma Certification in Health Care (Yellow Belt)

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Public Health Informatics

Understand the principles and practice of biostatistics, epidemiology, and geographical information systems in public health.

  • 18 credits

  • Online and on-site courses

  • Completion in 12 months

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Get the NSU Edge

No matter which program you pursue, you’ll learn in a setting that crosses departments and degrees, with an emphasis on medically underserved areas. That’s the NSU Edge.

And it will set you apart after graduation because you’ll be able to:

  • Understand how the medical disciplines can and must work together.
  • Have a vision to transform the future of health care and provide easier access to high-quality services for patients.
  • Understand the unique concerns of varied cultures.
  • Carry with you an unparalleled, real-world education that serves to enrich us all.

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