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Health Communication Certificate

The online Health Communication certificate prepares professionals to be communication leaders in the fields of health and wellness. Enrolled students experience insights and training to incorporate dynamic emerging communication opportunities into their work. By implementing the knowledge, strategies, and techniques learned, students are better positioned to advance the health and wellness of both individuals and communities. 

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The certificate is suitable for professionals of all levels. From individual practitioners engaged in promoting health and wellness, to those working in major private, non-profit, and governmental health-related organizations, students learn not only the skills to take advantage of the latest trends and platforms in communication, but how to apply them.

The certificate is ideal for prospective students who work in a hospital, clinic, an insurance company, public or private health organizations, the wellness industry, or those who seek to enter a field that is full of opportunity. Those who complete the Emerging Media – Health Communication Certificate program will have studied the latest trends in communication and healthcare and leave prepared to take their organization into the future.

Designed from the ground up to be flexible, the certificate is entirely online and asynchronous, which translates to a life, work, education balance.

Students may complete the certificate in as little as 1 year.

The certificate consists of 15 graduate credit hours, distributed as shown below:

  • ME601: Exploring Digital Culture
  • ME750: Foundations for Health Communication
  • ME755: Health Communication and Culture
  • ME760: Health Communication Campaigns
  • ME765: Health Communication Research

Admission and How to Apply

For questions or inquiries regarding entry into the Health Communication Certificate please request information below, email, or call 410-617-5020. Students interested in applying to this program are encouraged to begin the application early to ensure all materials and transcripts are received on time. More information about admission requirements may be viewed on the admission page.

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