Maternal and Child Health — Certificate

Program director
Patti Herring

Closed to admissions for 2016-2017 academic year.

The purpose of this certificate is to familiarize students with the complex issues associated with planning, implementing, and evaluating maternal and child health programs for men and women.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Describe key public health issues in the field of maternal and child health.
  • Utilize principles of behavior change in the promotion of maternal and child health.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs addressing multifaceted, integrated programs in maternal and child health based on current operational models.
  • Write competitive proposals for grants and contracts in the field of maternal and child health.

Indicators of educational effectiveness

  1. Appropriate course assignments and projects.
  2. At least a bachelor's degree (or equivalent), with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0.
  3. Completion of certificate requirements.

Admissions requirements

This certificate program is primarily designed for M.P.H. degree or doctoral degree students whose focus is not maternal and child health; and is offered in conjunction with such programs. Health professionals who have completed a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher may also be admitted into the program. Students from other schools and departments are encouraged to add a certificate in maternal and child health to their existing programs.

HPRO 523Maternal/Child Health: Policy and Programs3
HPRO 556High-Risk Infants and Children: Policy and Programs3
HPRO 614Seminar in Maternal and Child Health Practice3
NUTR 534Maternal and Child Nutrition3
RELT 518Adventist Heritage and Health1
Total Units13

Normal time to complete the program

1 year based on less than full-time enrollment