Director of Community Health
Sarah Flanagan MSW, MPA, LCSW
PH 402.552.6875  TF 800.647.5500

The online Public Health certificate program aims to increase students’ knowledge of effective practices and disease prevention tactics that protect the public from harm and promote health throughout the state, the nation and the world. Students learn about disease prevention, health promotion, emerging issues impacting public health, and how changes in our health care systems impact these areas.

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from: the Enrollment and Advising office, the College website, or in the Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

Required Courses for Public Health Certificate

General Education courses

These courses are available at Clarkson College or qualifying courses may transfer. Students with an associates degree or higher in a health care-related field may have the prerequisites waived after review by the admitting program director.

Courses Semester Hours
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
HM 224 - Anatomy and Physiology OR
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab AND
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab
Total Semester Hours 16
Required courses
Courses Semester Hours
BU 470 - Issues and Policies in Public Health 3
CHL 250 - Epidemiology 3
CHL 251 - Environmental Risk Factors and Disease 3
◊ CHL 353 - Community Engagement and Social Change 3
ST 410 - Advanced Statistics for Public Healthcare 3
CHL 355 - Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3
◊ CHL 400 - Community Health Fieldwork (concentration related) OR
EA Core - Ethics, Empathy and Advocacy OR
CHL 244 - Vulnerable Populations

Total Semester Hours: 20-21

Last updated: 04/11/2022