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This is a 21 credit hour program that equips students with public health protection skills for program design implementation and the evaluation of policies and practices to assist in preventing or deducting environmental hazards on individuals and communities

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This 21 credit hour certificate program is designe to improve students' skills in program design, implementation and evaluation in diverse settings.

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The certificate in Health Informatics is multidisciplinary and is designed to prepare health profession students with the introductory skills and knowledge needed for electronic health records usability, interoperability and data exchange, meeting meaningful use initiatives, improving clinical workflow, and analyzing data to improve overall health care delivery and outcomes through the use of health information technology. Courses for the certificate may also meet the requirements for other degree programs. This certificate may be completed with 19-22 credit hours

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This certificate program is expected to address three areas of need in Long Term Care (LTC) administration and WKU mission, namely market demand and industry expectations, program restructuring, and growth in the global market.

When combined with the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration undergraduate degree and NAB Accredited HCA with LTCA Internship Guidelines, students graduate from a NAB Academic Accreditation Program, one of less than 15 in the United States!  To learn more, visit Health Care Administration with LTCA Certificate Program or www.nabweb.org regarding NAB Academic Approval.

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In order to prepare a qualified workforce to address the occupational health and safety needs of today's industries, WKU now offers a 100% online Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

The effective management of workplace and environmental health and safety concerns has become an increasingly vital and expected component of responsible business procedures. Federal and State legislation governing workplace health and safety practices is becoming far more sophisticated and stringent, and has contributed to a growing employer need for health and safety professional expertise. Although the job markets for professionals, such as environmental science specialists, engineers, and compliance inspectors, are expected to grow as much as 27% over the next seven years*, the workforce to meet such a tremendous demand is not available.

The online Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is ideal for individuals who are looking to enter the field and would like to further their education or advance their career. This certificate will prepare you for this growing area of employment in as little as nine months.

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This 18 credit hour certificate program is designed to provide core public health concepts and skills to students and professionals in the public health field and other health-related areas. This program will also increase students’ knowledge and skills in public health competencies.

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Program Objectives:
  1. Utilize effective communication techniques with employees and employers including the benefits and consequences of various lifestyle behaviors.
  2. Design a worksite health promotion program which will encompass all aspects of health program planning including:  Needs assessment, Program planning design, Effective implementation of programs, Evaluation of program for quality and effectiveness
  3. Provide worksite opportunities for focused training in disease prevention and health promotion for a healthy and productive working population
  4. Demonstrate to management the importance of a supportive environment for successful worksite wellness.

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 Last Modified 8/24/18