One shared vision. Multiple options for achievement.

Welcome to the online Public Health Certificates
program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Fall Applications Due:
Thursday, July 27, 2023

Summer Classes Start:
Monday, May 15, 2023

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100% online with no residency requirement

Multiple start dates per year

No entrance exams, minimum GPA or
recommendation letters required

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Graduate in as few as two semesters

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National Tier 1 University (U.S. News & World Report)

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Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

The online Public Health certificates at the University of Nevada, Reno, offer working professionals a convenient way to expand their knowledge and further their education in essential areas of public health practice. Our three certificates provide a well-rounded foundation in collecting and interpreting public health data, using this data to develop actionable public health programs and managing the daily operations of these initiatives in various settings.

We can also provide a steppingstone to earning your master’s degree — all courses in the online certificate program can be applied toward our MPH.

Public Health Data Management and Analysis

With 85% of all health data now existing electronically, the success of today’s disease control and prevention efforts hinges on the timely and accurate exchange of information.* With a certificate in Public Health Data Management and Analysis, you can help track and report disease and detect potential outbreaks before they threaten communities.

We’ve carefully designed this certificate to lay an interdisciplinary foundation for individuals crunching the numbers that drive critical health initiatives for at-risk populations. Your coursework will cover essential concepts in GIS and spatial analysis, biostatistics and epidemiological surveillance. As a result, you’ll emerge with the enhanced quantitative expertise required to collect, manage and evaluate a wide range of public health data.

Public Health Program Development

Employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow two times faster than that of the average occupation between 2018 and 2028.** By pursuing a certificate in Public Health Program Development, you can cultivate the skills to plan and implement educational programs and campaigns that address a variety of public health concerns.

Through four multidisciplinary courses, you’ll explore issues in health equity, cultural competence, emergency preparedness, health administration and policymaking. Whether your goal is to pivot into a different area of your existing organization or advance in your current field, we can prepare you to make a widespread impact on at-risk populations and the public.

Public Health Management

Public health practitioners are looking to skilled leaders to provide the organization, direction and oversight required to implement critical programs in their communities. Our certificate in Public Health Management can help you play an instrumental role in realizing the vision for a healthier society while preparing to move into higher levels of leadership.

The demand for health services managers is expected to grow 18% between 2018 and 2028, nearly four times faster than the average occupation.** Our management certificate imparts the financial, behavioral and legal knowledge you need to guide health-promotion and disease-prevention efforts in a wide range of settings — from nonprofits to government agencies to private corporations. Through a series of four courses, you’ll acquire in-demand expertise in budgeting, organizational behavior, public health law and ethics, grant writing and project management.

*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics