If you’ve always been concerned about the health and well-being of people and animals throughout the world, the Global Health Certificate program can empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to really make a difference.
Whether you’re just out of high school or trying to escape the cubicle life, learning how to make meaningful changes in politics, culture, economics and society can lead to a very enriching life. With this certificate, you may be able to start a career as a health outreach coordinator, health educator, humanitarian response manager or global health researcher.
What You’ll Learn
The online coursework you’ll take in bioethics, environmental health, epidemiology and other global health topics will help you learn how to diagnose and address the real causes of major health issues.
Your focus will be on solving problems for populations, not just individuals. For example, you may be involved in a project that gives clean water to an entire rural village in a developing country, or you may work on reducing disease outbreak in areas without access to modern healthcare. We have electives to help you focus on an area in which you’re interested. You can take:
- Medical Anthropology
- Cultural Environment Health
- Environmental Economics
- International Law, Ethics and Global Governance
The knowledge and experience you gain with a Global Health Certificate will just be the start of your path. It will represent your desire to bring solutions to people all across the globe who are in desperate need of help. Breaking down socioeconomic and geographic boundaries will require perseverance and a desire for global equality.
How You’ll Heal the World
With an international perspective and solid understanding of global health issues, you’ll be ready to tackle a wide range of problems throughout the world. You should be ready to:
- Collaborate with locals to create initiatives that will improve the health of troubled communities.
- Work with practitioners from a variety of disciplines, such as engineers, doctors, nutrition experts, and farmers, to get results.
- Be respectful of local culture while still being transformative.
- Be an overall informed citizen who recognizes global health affairs.
Whether you decide to make an effort to heal communities within the United States or abroad, your skills, dedication and experience will make a real difference. The Global Health Certificate is all about making you a well-rounded person who works hard for change.