The Certificate Program in Public Health is designed to improve public health practice and public health workforce capacity in Iowa and the upper Midwest. It is intended primarily for public health professionals and students who desire to strengthen their knowledge and skills in basic public health competencies and for individuals considering earning a Master of Public Health degree. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
This program will introduce you to the field of public health and to evidence-based public health methods. You'll also learn about health promotion and disease prevention, environmental health, and the U.S. health care system.
All of the courses needed to complete the Certificate in Public Health are taught via the internet and some are also offered on campus. However, not every course is offered every semester. Review Public Health in the UI General Catalog for more details about admission and course requirements.
Undergraduate certificate programs are available to students once they are enrolled in a degree program at Iowa, or after they have received a bachelor's degree. Review our Areas of Study to select a major.