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Health Communication (Certificate)

The graduate certificate in Health Communication provides communication education for professionals in the healthcare field and health industry education for communication professionals. The six-course (24 credit hour) certificate will prepare students to work alongside clinicians and public health officials to improve the quality and effectiveness of communication in health care settings.​

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
HTHC 515INTRO TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION4
Select five of the following:20
HTHC 516
RESEARCH METHODS FOR HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS
HTHC 517
COMMUNICATION, HEALTH DISPARITIES, AND CULTURE
HTHC 519
ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION FOR HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATORS
HTHC 521
HEALTH AND FAMILY COMMUNICATION
HTHC 523
TOPICS IN HEALTH COMMUNICATION
HTHC 525
NARRATIVES IN HEALTH CARE
HTHC 526
SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
PRAD 536
ADVERTISING AND HEALTH CAMPAIGNS
PRAD 594
COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
CMN 591
INTERNSHIP

With approval of the graduate program director, students can take up to two relevant elective courses from other College of Communication graduate programs. Course examples include: 

Course Title Quarter Hours
PRAD 515
WRITING FOR A COMMUNICATION CAREER
PRAD 540
CRISIS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
PRAD 595
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS & ADVERTISING
CMNS 501
COMMUNICATION IN CULTURAL CONTEXTS
CMNS 506
SEMINAR IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 507
ATTACHMENT & RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 511
TOPICS IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 541
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE
CMNS 548
TEAMS, DIVERSITY AND LEADERSHIP
CMNS 552
RELATIONSHIPS AND INFLUENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
JOUR 507
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
JOUR 522
MULTI-PLATFORM NEWS EDITING
JOUR 532
THE PRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY
JOUR 542
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE NEWS

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This graduate certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid. See the Gainful Employment Disclosure​ for more information.