College of Health and Human Services2012-2013

Department of Health Sciences

Basic Public Health, Undergraduate Certificate

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2013

This certificate is designed to introduce public health issues and techniques for those working in entry-level health care positions. Students will gain a broad understanding of the need for proactive measures as well as emergency- responsive measures. Stakeholder perspectives will also be explored, including patients, communities, at-risk groups, governments, etc.


What Can I Do with a Certificate in Basic Public Health?

This certificate provides a basic introduction to public health for those who work in entry-level health-care positions. Students will learn to see through the "eye of public health" to identify threats to public health. Students will explore strategies that can improve/protect people lives by preventing/managing illness (from contamination, damaging habits, or infection) and creating safer human environments.

University Requirements

  • An undergraduate certificate may be earned as part of a bachelor's degree or as a stand-alone certificate.

    To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15


Certificate Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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