Public Health is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice with three primary goals:
- address pressing and emerging threats to health and well-being;
- prevent illness, disease and injury; and
- promote and protect human health.
In achieving these goals, public health emphasizes social justice, supports human rights and respects the dignity of individuals and the integrity of communities.
Students earning the Graduate Certificate in Public Health (18 credits) will identify 3 core courses and 3 additional courses in consultation with the Program Director. The three additional courses may be core or elective courses, assuming pre-requisites have been met.