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Graduate Certificate: Communicating in Healthcare

Admission Requirements

Applicants for a graduate certificate must: 1. Submit a completed application, along with the application fee by the admission deadline; 2. Have completed a bachelor's degree (or higher, as specified by program) from an accredited college or university; and 3. Have adequate preparation in the field of specialization.

Program of Study

Core Courses--6 hours

COMM 523:   Health Communication

COMM 553:   Health Communication Campaigns (New Course)

Restricted Elective--3 hours

COMM 528:   Communication in the Nonprofit Sector

COMM 564:   Crisis Communication

COMM 578:   Seminar in Interpersonal Communication

COMM 581:   Applied Organizational Communication

COMM 586:   Processes of Group Communication

COMM 590:   Intercultural Communication

Free Elective--3 hours

HCA 540:       Health Care Organization and Management

HCA 541:       Strategic Management and Marketing of Health Services

PH 548:           Community Health Organizations

PH 564:           Public Health Issues in Women's Health

PH 587:           Health Behavior

GERO 501:     Perspectives in Aging

Total Hours: 12

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 Last Modified 12/8/14