This is an 18-hour post-bachelor’s program that provides students the opportunities to strengthen their knowledge in health communication content, research methods, and application. Qualified individuals can take the certificate as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with another degree.
Certificate Requirements (18 Hours)
Certificate Core (9 Hours)HPEB 711 - Applied Health CommunicationSLIS 749 - Health Sciences Information ResourcesOne of the following:JOUR 702 - Communication TheoryJOUR 803 - Seminar in Mass Communication Theory and Theory ConstructionJOUR 772 - Seminar in Health, Science, and the Media
Electives (6 Hours)Six directed elective hours from an approved list, depending on the student’s interests as approved by the faculty advisor.
Practicum (3 Hours)A three credit-hour practicum or project in the student’s home department.
Examples of practica/internships include appointments with local agencies involved with health communication, or work on an active research project. Faculty members work closely with students to help them secure the practicum.
Certificate Core (9 Hours)HPEB 711 - Applied Health CommunicationSLIS 749 - Health Sciences Information ResourcesOne of the following:JOUR 702 - Communication TheoryJOUR 803 - Seminar in Mass Communication Theory and Theory ConstructionJOUR 772 - Seminar in Health, Science, and the MediaJOUR 775 - Strategic Communication for Behavior and Social Change
We would like to expand the number of Journalism optional courses by including JOUR 775: Strategic Communication for Behavior and Social Change. The reasons for this change are (1) the other applied core JOUR course (e.g., JOUR 772) may not be offered each year (only every other year), and(2) the content of the JOUR 775 is extremely relevant and presents core concepts about health communication from the journalism and mass communication perspective. Students will benefit greatly from this new seminar course focused in on theoretically guided persuasion principles and health communication for behavioral and social change.
Addition of one course. Minor revisions. No BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
This update will appear in the 2019-20 Graduate Studies Bulletin to be published February 15, 2019.