We offer nine unique certificates that allow you to enhance your degrees and increase your job opportunities. Degree-seeking students can earn the certificates through concurrent enrollment, often without adding any additional time to their program.
Certificates are also open to public health professionals already working in the field as stand-alone, 15-credit graduate certificates. Applicants must adhere to school-wide admission requirements, and must submit an application. See How to Apply for the application instructions.
Learn to conduct research focused on the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of specific populations and use community understanding of health problems to tailor interventions and education to those communities.
Community-based participatory research and practice (CBPRP) has emerged as a core discipline in behavioral and social science departments within schools of public health. CBPRP is a collaborative process of research and practice that includes both researchers and community representatives. Communities are generally defined as those that share a unit of identity (e.g. social ties, geographical locations). The CBPRP process involves engaging community members, using local knowledge in the understanding of health problems, and a long-term commitment to partnership. CBPRP is oriented towards holistic interventions informed by social ecology modeling, a widely recognized approach that not only targets knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of individuals, but also includes social factors such as family and friendship ties, community norms, and the structure of community services.
Students in the CBPRP certificate program will be able to ...