Clarkson College offers an online Public Health certificate program that aims to increase the knowledge of effective practices and disease prevention tactics that protect the public from harm and promote health throughout the state, the nation and the world.

The 21-credit hour Public Health major is ideal for individuals interested in obtaining knowledge about public policy, research and population health sciences to enhance their career goals.

Course work will cover epidemiology (the science concerned with the spread and control of disease), preventative medicine, future trends in public health and the implementation of community health initiatives. In your final semester of the program, you will have the opportunity to complete 135 hours of fieldwork at an agency or organization of your choice. This hands-on experience provides you with opportunities for observation and participation that are not available in traditional classroom work.

Courses are offered year-round and on a part- or full-time basis. Students entering the program with little or no college experience may complete their prerequisite courses at Clarkson College.

After successful completion of the Public Health certificate program, you will be knowledgeable in the areas of disease prevention, health promotion, social and behavioral aspects of disease prevention, emerging issues impacting public health, and how changes in our health care systems impact these areas.

If you are interested in learning more about this dual degree option, e-mail or call 402.552.3100.