2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021) 
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2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

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This certificate program allows you to gain skills to improve the well-being of people in their community and around the globe. You can explore public health perspectives, interpret data, and examine environmental health concerns. The coursework is developed in alignment with national standards. You can focus on fundamental principles and practices in public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, public health administration, and social/behavioral sciences. All credits earned from this certificate can be applied toward Walden’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

Certificate Requirements

  • 31 total quarter credits

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course Credits
1   5 cr.
2    5 cr.
   1 cr.
3    5 cr.
   5 cr.
4    5 cr.
   5 cr.

*Students who complete the Graduate Certficate in Public Health and wish to enroll in the MPH program, must earn a C or better in PUBH 6005. Students who do not complete the certificate, must earn a B or better in PUBH 6005 if they wish to transfer the course into the MPH program.

Note on Certification

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential as a voluntary core credential for public health professionals. However, in order to sit for the CPH exam, a student must have graduated from a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited school or program of public health. While Walden’s MPH program is an applicant for CEPH accreditation, the program is not yet accredited and Walden MPH graduates may not currently sit for the CPH exam. Students should evaluate all requirements related to national credentialing agencies and exams for the state in which he or she resides. Additionally, prospective students are advised if they choose to relocate to carefully review, evaluate, and understand the requirements of the applicable licensure board in the state in which they intend to relocate. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CPH credential, students should visit http://www.nbphe.org/

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