Students completing the certificate program will be exposed to and have a basic understanding of the theoretical and applied aspects of Health Communication. Competencies achieved will include, but are not limited to:
- Awareness of behavior change and communication theories
- Knowledge of media effects and audiences uses of media/communication modes
- Recognition of quantitative and qualitative methods used in the study of Health Communication.
Additionally, the Health Communication certificate program will familiarize students with the design and evaluation (formative, process, and summative) of communication messages, campaigns, and programs.
Certificate Program Contact
J. Douglas Storey
All JHU graduate students are eligible for admission to this certificate program, with the exception of JHSPH MAS students, who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program. Additionally, non-degree students with at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a strong academic record are eligible.
All applicants must review the General Certificate Guidelines page, which provides important information about how to apply to a certificate program.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A JHU GRADUATE STUDENT
Students already enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are not required to submit the School's electronic admissions application.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1, 2, 3, & 4.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A NON-DEGREE STUDENT
Students who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express. All non-degree applicants should review the general Certificate Admissions page for instructions on how to apply to a certificate program and application deadlines.
Start terms: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in these terms: 1,2,3, & 4.
Prerequisites or special requirements: None
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
The certificate program requires a minimum of 18 term credits. All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade; a minimum grade of C is required in all certificate coursework and students must maintain a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate coursework. The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student, however, the program must be completed within three years.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements. The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted and verified by the certificate program and processed by the Registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY
Students should check the JHSPH course directory to confirm when the courses are offered. Students should also check for prerequisites and whether instructor consent is required.
Note: It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that students interested in this certificate program take 410.653 (Contemporary Issues in Health Communication) as a way to familiarize themselves with the different faculty and course offerings in Health Communication.
|PH.550.860||Academic & Research Ethics at JHSPH (All students are required to complete this noncredit course in their first term of study)|
|Required: 18 credits from the following courses:|
|PH.312.660||Marketing in Health Care Organizations||3|
|PH.317.610||Risk Policy, Management and Communication||3|
|PH.380.611||Fundamentals of Program Evaluation||4|
|PH.380.681||Strategic Leadership Principles and Tools for Health System Transformation in Developing Countries||4|
|PH.410.620||Program Planning for Health Behavior Change||3|
|PH.410.650||Introduction to Persuasive Communications: Theories and Practice||4|
|PH.410.651||Health Literacy: Challenges and Strategies for Effective Communication||3|
|PH.410.652||Interpersonal Influence in Medical Care||2|
|PH.410.653||Contemporary Issues in Health Communication||1|
|PH.410.654||Health Communication Programs I: Planning and Strategic Design||4|
|PH.410.655||Health Communication Programs II: Implementation and Evaluation||4|
|PH.410.656||Entertainment Education for Behavior Change and Development||4|
|PH.410.663||Media Advocacy and Public Health: Theory and Practice||3|
|PH.410.733||Communication Network Analysis in Public Health Programs||4|
|PH.410.752||Children, Media, and Health||3|
|PH.410.755||Health Communication Programs||4|
|PH.410.840||Special Studies and Research in Health Behavior and Society (Must be approved by Dr. Storey)||1 - 22|