The online Health Communication Certificate program prepares professionals to be communication leaders. 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.
The program 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.
This 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, this certificate is entirely online and asynchronous, which translates to a life, work, education balance.
Comprised of five, three credit courses, students may complete the certificate in just under a year. In addition to the health communication certificate curriculum, students may opt to pursue the Master's in Emerging Media program by taking an additional 6 courses (18 credits). Graduates from the certificate and Master's program will earn an M.A. in Emerging Media with a specialization in Health Communication.