2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Emergency Public Health Certificate

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Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify core components of an emergency management system and apply this to public health systems. Key public health values and a shared public health vision as guiding principles in crisis situations and preparing for, responding to, and recovering from acts of terrorism.
  • Students will be able to describe: components of emergency management response and apply them to public health, construction of an emergency management organization, how policy options can influence public health in crisis situations and learners will know the major legal framework for emergency and disaster response, how terrorism policy decisions can influence public health; including response to active acts of terrorism and learners will know the major response aspects regarding acts of terrorism.
  • Students will have knowledge about the aspects of emergency management systems needed to work as a public health professional.     
  • Students will demonstrate respect for all persons and all cultures.
  • Students will develop awareness for personal/family emergency preparedness plans.
  • Students will discuss how to improve public health’s organizational capacity in the event of a disaster, emergency or crisis.
  • Students will recognize the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in the accessibility, availability, acceptability and delivery of public health/health services in crisis situations and in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from acts of terrorism.
  • Students will use individual, team and organizational learning opportunities for personal and professional development.

Application Process

To be admitted to the program, students must first be accepted into the WSU Graduate School.  At a minimum, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

If you are not currently enrolled at WSU, you can apply as a non-degree student online through the WSU Graduate School.  During the online application process, you will have an opportunity to select the certificate program and to submit required documents.

Wright State University graduate degree-seeking students are also eligible for the certificate provided they apply before satisfying more than half of the certificate program’s required credit hours.  “Students in this status must have a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average the semester in which they complete nine semester hours of graduate credit.” (Policy 5010)

*Apply online to the Emergency Public Health Certificate Program

All applicants should submit the online certificate program application* along with a one- to two-page personal statement describing your professional background and interest in the program.

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Certificate Program Cost

The cost of the certificate program will be graduate tuition and a program fee.  Program fees are published in the class schedule.

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