Emergency Preparedness and Response — Certificate
Closed to admissions for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The Emergency Preparedness and Response Program provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate domestic and international public health emergency response and recovery efforts. The certificate program seeks to develop and enhance the core emergency and preparedness competencies as outlined by the Association of the Schools of Public Health (ASPH) in the document "Master's Level Preparedness and Response Competency Model" (Version 1.1, November 2011 is available at <http://www.aspph.org/educate/models/masters-preparedness-response/>.
Upon completion of this program, students should be prepared to:
- Take leadership and management roles in disaster preparedness and response.
- Design a preparedness and response plan.
- Create, execute, and evaluate tabletop exercises and drills.
- Evaluate and assess community and institutional capacity for emergency preparedness and response.
- Address the major public health issues that arise during emergencies.
Individuals who may benefit from this program
- Government officials, i.e., public health, office of emergency preparedness, Native American tribal governments, and bioterrorism coordinators
- Local city, county, and health workers
- Hospital/Health-care administrators and clinicians
- Emergency, fire, law enforcement agencies
- Private industry
- Nongovernmental organizations/Private voluntary organizations
- First responders
- A bachelor's degree (or equivalent), with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0
|EMPR 524||Local and State Emergency Preparedness and Response||3|
|EMPR 525||National and International Emergency Preparedness and Response||3|
|EMPR 526||Public Health Issues in Emergency Preparedness and Response||3|
|EMPR 540||Seminars in Emergency Preparedness and Response||3|
|RELT 518||Adventist Heritage and Health||1|
Normal time to complete the program
1 year based on less than full-time enrollment