Globalization has changed the way that governments and nongovernmental organizations tackle challenging health issues like HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, the spread of communicable diseases, malnutrition, diabetes, and access basic medical care. And though some countries and communities experience affluence, many others around the world still face continued economic and social barriers to improved health. At the Colorado School of Public Health, we are helping individuals address these challenges from community and system levels through our education, research and service programs. Part of our effort is offering current health care professionals training through our Certificate in Global Public Health.
The 15 credit hour Certificate in Global Public Health is designed to cultivate a graduate-level, public health perspective of globalization and global health issues, programs, and best practices. You'll learn how to use public health methods to address global public health challenges. The certificate, which is designed to be completed part-time over a one-year period, is a suitable program for health and environmental professionals who work, or will work, in prevention, research or clinical practice. It may be completed prior to or concurrently with a Master of Public Health. If you intend to pursue the MPH after successful completion of the certificate program, you will need to formally apply to the MPH program and complete all of the admission requirements of the MPH program.