School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD students are encouraged to consider applying to the global health certificate program. The Graduate/Professional Capstone Certificate in Global Health is designed to advance the knowledge and capabilities of traditional and non-traditional learners with interests in global health. The certificate is available to graduate students, students in a professional degree program (typically in the health sciences) and to capstone students with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree who have interests in global health.
The certificate curriculum focuses on global health topics and health issues that transcend national boundaries. Through this nine-credit program, which includes academic course work and a global health field experience emphasizing two-way learning, students will be prepared to better address health challenges and disparities in a context of cultural diversity, both at home and abroad. Certificate candidates often work with partners and sites internationally, but may also apply a global lens to issues of health and well-being in Wisconsin and other parts of the United States. This global-to-local philosophy is important to the program. Through choices of elective/selective courses, students may focus their studies on health promotion, detection and treatment of disease, prevention and management of outbreaks, health policy, environmental health, or other current and important global health topics. The certificate emphasizes multidisciplinary learning and approaches to global health challenges.
A minimum of nine credits are required for the certificate, including six for core courses, one of which is a credit-based global health field experience, and three for electives.
The application period for 2019-20 is open until April 30, 2019. The application can be found here.
In addition to the Certificate in Global Health application form, which will be available during the application period, program applicants are required to submit a current resume and original transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended.
This post was authored by Karen Mittelstadt on 02/21/2019.