Health, Behavior and Society
Upon completion of this certificate program, certificate candidates will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and modify the personal and environmental factors that influence health-related behaviors, and by doing so, impact the overall health of individuals and communities. Upon completion of the core courses of the certificate, students will gain a broad understanding of health education principles, theories, and strategies, and will achieve the competencies considered central to effective health education. After completing core and elective courses, students will be able to:
1. Assess individual and community needs for health education;
2. Plan effective health education programs;
3. Implement health education programs;
4. Evaluate the effectiveness of health education programs;
5. Coordinate provisions of health education services;
6. Act as a resource person;
7. Communicate health and health education needs, concerns and resources.
Current Johns Hopkins University students with an interest in health education.
This certificate is open to any student in a graduate degree-granting program within the Johns Hopkins University. Students pursuing the certificate should fill out a Notification of Completion before the last day of the add/drop period in the term in which they are completing the final course for the certificate. The student should submit the completion form to the HBS Academic Office. No retroactive certificates will be allowed. Students in good academic standing who have met all certificate requirements will have their transcript marked to indicate successful completion.
Course of Study
This certificate consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours in health education classes; 9 required credits and a minimum of 9 elective credits. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and courses must be completed with a grade of "B" or better. Electives are chosen from among the courses listed below.
|Course No.||Course title||No. Credits||Online Term||Campus Term|
|410.620||Program Planning for Health Behavior Change||3||4||1, W|
|410.630||Implementation and Sustainability of Community-based Health Programs||3||-||4|
|410.651||Health Literacy: Challenges and Strategies for Effective Communication||3||-||3|
|410.613||Psychosocial Factors in Health and Illness||3||-||3|
|410.616||Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health||4||-||S|
|410.618||Integrating Social and Behavioral Theory into Public Health Part I: Foundations||4||-||1|
|410.610||Health and Homelessness||3||-||3|
|410.650||Introduction to Persuasive Communications: Theories and Practice||4||-||2, W|
|410.615||Research Design in the Social and Behavioral Sciences||3||-||3|
|380.611||Fundamentals of Program Evaluation||4||-||3|
|410.652||Interpersonal Influence in Medical Care||2||-||4|
Requirements for Successful Completion
Students interested in the certificate must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours from the list of required and elective courses. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and must be completed within 3 years. All certificate courses must be passed with a grade of B or better. Candidates must complete the Certificate in Health Education application form and submit it to the HBS Academic Office no later than the drop/add deadline in the term in which the final course leading to the certificate is taken.
Name Eileen McDonald
Phone (410) 614-0225
Name Andrea Gielen
Phone (410) 955-2397
Name Barbara Diehl
Phone (410) 502-4415
Gainful Employment Program Information
|Certificate Name||Health Education1|
|Credential Level||Post-Baccalaureate Certificate|
|Occupations and SOC Codes||11-9110 Medical and Health Services Managers|
|11-9150 Social and Community Service Managers|
|19-3000 Social Scientists|
|View O*Net occupational profiles||21-1000 Community snd Social Service Professions|
|http://www.onetonline.org/find||27-3000 Media and Communication|
|Minimum Number of Term Credits Required||18 term credits. Each term is 8 weeks in duration.|
|Weeks2||32 (please read footnote)|
|Tuition and Fees||The tuition and fees paid by full-time Johns Hopkins University degree students cover the tuition cost of the certificate program.|
Tuition is $954 per credit for part-time degree students ($17,172 for 18 credits) plus a one-time application fee of $45 (Academic Year 2013-2014)
|Books and Supplies||$400 (estimated)|
|On-time Completion Rate4||5 students earned the certificate in academic year 2010-2011|
|Job Placement Rate5||Not required|
|Median Loan Debt upon Program Completion (AY 2011 -2012)|
|Title IV Debt||$0.00|
|Private Educational Loan Debt||$0.00|
|Institutional Financing Debt||$0.00|
- The certificate is offered to Johns Hopkins University graduate and post-doctoral students (including physicians completing residency or fellowship programs) who are interested in adolescent health.
- The certificate program length is flexible; it varies from student to student, however, the certificate must be completed within three years. Students do not need to be enrolled in a certificate course during consecutive terms. The number of certificate course credits taken may range from zero to 22 per term. Degree students earn the certificate simultaneously with their degree program and determine the number of credits taken each term with advisor approval. Full-time degree students are able to complete the certificate within one academic year.
- Tuition, application fee, and book costs are subject to change from one academic year to another academic year.
- Completion rates will be tracked beginning in academic year 2012-2013.
- The Council of Public Health Education which accredits schools of public health does not require schools to track job placement rates for certificate programs.