Admission and Program Requirements
Apply to this program through a central application: GradCAS. Review the sections below before you begin.
Certificate in Health Programming
Melinda Novik, Program Coordinator
The Graduate Certificate in Health Programming provides a 12-hour graduate level academic experience. The program involves an in depth study of the methods, theory, approaches and evaluation strategies to health education programs for those that are already working in the field but do not have advanced academic preparation as well as those planning to enter related health fields. All coursework must be approved by the program director. Students must choose the certificate option prior to completing coursework and may not retroactively choose the certificate option based on unsatisfactory progress in the Health Promotion and Wellness Management Master’s Degree option.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
- A cumulative GPA (of all coursework) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
- Two or more years of experience in the health field (to be determined by the graduate program director)
- Submission of a professional statement of work experience and current resume
Required courses (6 hrs)
|Programming Approaches in Wellness/Health Promotion
|Health Promotion Planning
Complete two courses from the following list (6 hrs)
|Introduction to Health Promotion and Wellness Management
|Health Risk Identification and Management
|Organization and Administration for the Kinesiology Professional
|Physical and Leisure Activities for the Aging Adult
|Applied Statistics in Kinesiology
|Fitness as Preventative Medicine
|Motivational Interviewing for Health Professionals
Requirements for completion of certificate
- Maintain a 3.00 GPA on all coursework used toward the certificate. No course with a grade of D+ or below can be used for the program.
- Completion of all advisor-approved coursework.
- Successful completion of comprehensive examinations.