78 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Public Health Program Graduate Certificate in Public Health The Graduate Certificate in Public Health program is designed to educate students on the fundamental principles, concepts, and skills applied to public health practice. It consists of the following courses, totaling 15 credit hours. The program must be completed within two years of matriculation. PUH 5430 Epidemiology 3 Credit Hours PUH 6001 Social and Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health 3 Credit Hours PUH 5512 Health Policy, Planning, and Management 3 Credit Hours PUH 5301 Biostatistics 3 Credit Hours PUH 5220 Environmental and Occupational Health 3 Credit Hours This certificate will be presented to the student after all program requirements are successfully met. If, after taking classes in the M.P.H. Program, a certificate-seeking student decides to pursue the M.P.H. degree, the student must submit a new and complete application to the program to become a degree-seeking student andmust meet all the requirements for admission to the M.P.H. Degree Program. Previous coursework taken may be transferable if performance equals or exceeds the grade of B in the course. Graduate Certificate in Health Education The Graduate Certificate in Health Education program is designed to enable the student to learn the fundamental principles, concepts, and skills applied to health education, health promotion, and disease prevention at the graduate level. It consists of the following courses, totaling 15 credit hours, and a capstone session. The programmust be completedwithin two years of matriculation. PUH 5115 Principles of Health Education 3 Credit Hours PUH 5431 Community Health Assessment 3 Credit Hours PUH 5002 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 Credit Hours PUH 6120 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3 Credit Hours PUH 5210 Public Health Communications 3 Credit Hours This certificate will be presented to the student after all program requirements are successfully met. A student who wishes to pursue National Certification (Certified Health Education Specialists) may take 10 additional credits of recommended coursework as a nondegree-seeking student to meet the 25 credits and additional competencies required to be eligible for the national certification examination. For more information on the graduate certificates in public health and health education, please visit our website ( nova.edu/ph ) . Nondegree-Seeking Students A nondegree-seeking student is one who wishes to take a course in the public health program, but does not intend to pursue the Master of Public Health degree at the time of application. The nondegree-seeking student must provide the following admissions requirements to take classes in the M.P.H. program: • a completed online application form • official transcripts • a nonrefundable application fee of $50 Nondegree-seeking students are limited to a maximum of 12 semester hours of public health program courses. Enrollment in these courses does not guarantee acceptance into the Master of Public Health degree-seeking program. After taking classes in the program as a nondegree-seeking student, the student must submit a complete application to the program to become degree-seeking. The student must also meet all the requirements for admission. Graduate students from other NSU programs who elect to take public health courses may do so with the written consent of the course director. The university reserves the right to modify any requirements on an individual basis as deemed necessary by the dean of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. Computer Requirements It is highly recommended that the student have access to a desktop or laptop consistent with the following: • a recent generation of Microsoft Windows or Apple OS • Microsoft Office software to include Word, PowerPoint, and Excel • headphones, microphone, camera, and videoconferencing capabilities • Internet broadband access • surge protection and appropriate back-up options (recommended) Tablets and smartphones, while very useful, may not be sufficient for all program uses.