East Stroudsburg University’s Public Health Certificate is an 18-credit program that provides training in the core public health content areas that form part of ESU's accredited MPH program. The program is designed for professionals with a minimum of a bachelor's degree who wish to gain an educational foundation in public health. The certificate content areas include scientific foundations of public health; public health administration; applied statistical skills used in public health practice; environmental health; and a 150-hour fieldworks experience where students work on a special project at their worksite under the supervision and mentorship of an ESU faculty member. Courses are taught online and on weekends at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, PA.
Hands-On Training: the certificate program at ESU culminates with a three-credit fieldwork experience where students select a specific project at their worksite to apply public health core content. This experience is designed to reinforce hands-on public health practice skills under the supervision of ESU faculty. Students may wish to employ their research/statistical skills, epidemiology skills, public health administration skills, and/or public health theory and population-based practice to a particular problem area where the outcome of their work can lead to enhancing the quality of human health to residents of PA. As a result of the fieldwork experience students may author a professional conference paper or a manuscript for publication.
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