An advanced graduate certificate in public health will be offered at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) beginning in the fall of 2018.
The certificate program is designed for individuals who want to gain foundational public health knowledge in as little as one year. It can be completed online or on campus through seated courses on a full- or part-time basis.
It's specifically designed to fit the demands and schedules of:
- Working professionals who want to gain practical public health skills;
- Students who wish to take a few courses before enrolling in a master of public health (MPH) program;
- Current UB students interested in the bigger picture of health care in the U.S.;
- Individuals who want to transition into or advance in the field of public health; and
- Students who need the flexibility of online courses or in-person options.
Kim Krytus, director of MPH initiatives, said she believes this new program will help meet the growing demand in the field of public health.
"Public health concepts are prominent in every part of the health system, and in our daily lives," Krytus said.
"From health care policies to disease prevention to food and water safety, understanding public health concepts can be a great benefit to working professionals or students enrolled in clinical programs who can't take two years off to complete a master of public health degree. Our program provides a strong knowledge foundation and builds skills needed by today's employers through online or in-person coursework. Most courses can also transfer into an MPH," Krytus adds.
Students interested in the advanced certificate program are encouraged to contact the School of Public Health and Health Professions Office for Academic and Student Affairs at 716-829-5000 or [email protected]