Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health
Program at a Glance
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health (CASPH) is a 5 course (15-credit hour) program of study. The Certificate Program is organized to offer a continuous integrated core curriculum centered around the public health competencies. The curriculum has been designed to reflect the interrelationship between public health practice and research and designed to train current and future practitioners and researchers in the core public health functions. The abbreviated training allows interested students, who are either unable to complete a master degree, yet interested in augmenting on-the-job training or supplementing an advanced degree with core public health principles and practices, the opportunity to acquire the necessary training to manage public health problems.
Importantly, the curriculum:
- Provides an avenue for interdisciplinary training in public health for health care workers, and degree seeking students;
- Contributes to the on-going efforts to enhance relationships between community agencies by creating opportunity to educate and engage a large community of trained public health professionals;
- Provides professional development opportunity inter-and-intra university; and
- Creates a pathway to the Master of Public Health program for interested students.