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Training Opportunities

The Office of Public Health Practice offers Continuing Education and Professional Development Programs designed for a range of individuals. For example, some participants are interested in pursuing studies or improving knowledge —but not getting a graduate degree—in public health, and some have advanced degrees in other disciplines who are seeking academic training in public health.

Academic Credit Programs

  • The Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health (CGSPH) is an 18-hour certificate designed for those interested in pursuing studies in public health who are currently not interested in obtaining a graduate degree in public health. Students may have masters degrees in other disciplines or bachelor degrees and are seeking academic training in public health.

Continuing Education & Non-Academic Credit Programs

  • The Continuing Education Program in Public Health Practice (CEPPHP) consists of a prerequisite course and five core courses and is designed for those public health professionals who would like to enhance their understanding of the practice of public health and build skills in key areas.

Practice Opportunities

  • Public Health Practice Postgraduate Program is for those with public health degrees who want more practice experience. This program provides fellows with a unique opportunity to strengthen their professional academic public health practice identity and skills with emphases in evaluation, epidemiology, and health communications. Fellows work within the state health department for two years. 
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