The undergraduate Certificate in Public Health requires 18 s.h. of credit. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate. They should contact the certificate coordinator to complete a plan of study before they begin certificate course work.
The certificate program is designed to improve public health practice and public health workforce capacity in Iowa and the upper Midwest. It is intended primarily for individuals in public health practice, those in the workforce, and those interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills in basic public health competencies.
The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program, except those earning an undergraduate major in public health. Students who earn a B.A. or B.S. with a major in public health may not earn the Certificate in Public Health.
The undergraduate Certificate in Public Health requires the following course work. Fundamentals of Public Health (CPH:1400) must be taken prior to or concurrent with other certificate courses.
|Both of these:|
|CPH:1400||Fundamentals of Public Health||3|
|CPH:1600||Public Health Science: Inquiry and Investigation in Public Health||3|
|9 s.h. from these:|
|CPH:1800||Social and Psychological Determinants of Health: Changing Behavior, Improving Health||3|
|CPH:2400||The U.S. Health System in a Global Context||3|
|CPH:3400||Health, Work, and the Environment||3|
|CPH:3500||Global Public Health||3|
|3 s.h. from these:|
|One of the courses not taken from the "Required Courses" list above|
|Any College of Public Health course (prefix CPH) numbered 2200-2399 or 3200-3399 or 4200-4399|
For more information about the program, visit the Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health web page.