Health Communication Certificate

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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
RESEARCH METHODS FOR HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS
COMMUNICATION, HEALTH DISPARITIES, AND CULTURE
ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION FOR HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATORS
HEALTH AND FAMILY COMMUNICATION
TOPICS IN HEALTH COMMUNICATION
NARRATIVES IN HEALTH CARE
SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
ADVERTISING AND HEALTH CAMPAIGNS
COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
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
WRITING FOR A COMMUNICATION CAREER
CRISIS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS & ADVERTISING
COMMUNICATION IN CULTURAL CONTEXTS
SEMINAR IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
ATTACHMENT & RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION
TOPICS IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE
TEAMS, DIVERSITY AND LEADERSHIP
RELATIONSHIPS AND INFLUENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
MULTI-PLATFORM NEWS EDITING
THE PRESS AND THE PRESIDENCY
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE NEWS