The Graduate Certificate in Health Education is designed to provide Health Care Workers (government/private non-profit), College Graduates, Nurses, Physicians, Teachers and others with the opportunity to study the fundamental principles, concepts, and skills applied to health education and health promotion and at the graduate level.
The Graduate Certificate in Health Education is designed to enable the student to learn the fundamental principles, concepts, and skills applied to health education, health promotion, and disease prevention at the graduate level. This certificate consists of 15 credit hours of graduate-level public health courses presented using online (Canvas) technology. Our online classes are both synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous sessions are those in which all students and the instructor are online at the same time. These usually include lectures, presentations, discussions, and sometimes group work. Students and instructors use audio during each session. There is a weekly schedule when students all meet together with the instructor. Attendance is counted just as if students were attending class on campus. Please note that for each online class you are required to participate fully in the synchronous sessions according to your class syllabus.
A student who wishes to pursue the Certified Health Education Specialists National Certification (CHES) may take 10 additional credit hours of recommended coursework as a nondegree-seeking student to meet the 25 credit hours and additional competencies required to be eligible for the national certification examination.
If after taking three courses in the certificate program, a certificate-seeking student decides to pursue the MPH program, the student must submit a new and complete application to become an MPH student and must meet all requirements for admission to the MPH program. Previous coursework taken as a certificate seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the MPH program. If accepted into the MPH program, credits with the prefix PUH taken as a certificate seeking student will be applied towards the MPH program.
*Must apply to the MPH program before completing the certificate program*
|Course Name||Semester offered||Credit Hours|
|Principles of Health Education (PUH 5115)||Summer||3|
|Public Health Communication (PUH 5210)||Fall||3|
|Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (PUH 5002)||Winter||3|
|Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation (PUH 6120)||Winter||3|
|Community Health Assessment (PUH 5431)||Summer||3|
*Please note that you have a maximum of 2 years (6 semesters) from your date of matriculation to successfully complete the Certificate in Health Education. Each course must be successfully completed with a grade of B to be eligible for the certificate. After 2 years you are automatically dismissed from the program.
Please visit the tuition and fees page.
Applicants may apply for matriculation into any one of three semesters (fall, winter, or summer). The Committee on Admissions for the NSU-KPCOM public health program will review all applications to this program and make recommendations to the program director and, subsequently, the dean of the college.
All application materials should be sent to
Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905
Transcripts can be sent electronically from the originating college/university to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must provide the following information.
Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed below.
World Education Services, Inc.
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, New York 10274-5087
(212) 966-6311 | wes.org
Educational Credential Evaluators
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400 | ece.org
Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33173
(305) 273-1616 | (305) 273-1338 fax
It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service to NSU’s Enrollment Processing Services.
For general inquiries about the M.P.H. admissions process, please contact
Christy Saunders, M.B.A.
Admissions Counselor II-HPD