Certificate Title: Global Health Certificate
Certificate Name and Number: Global Health Certificate – CTGLHG
Department(s)/Unit(s): Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies
Delivery Mode: Online
Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
Enrollment Eligibility: Current degree-seeking student or non-degree status
Certificate Overview: Recent pandemics (HIV, SARS, avian influenza) are just one indicator of the increasingly globalized nature of health and health care. Demand for global health education and experience has increased as governmental and nongovernmental agencies call for global health personnel. Professionals trained to address underserved populations are especially needed. Increased migration and disease proliferation require that healthcare providers, at home and abroad, become comfortable with different cultures, global health issues and diseases. Full-time students usually take one core course per term and can complete in four terms depending on their selection of electives and capstone experience. As some core courses are seven weeks in length, students can accelerate completion by taking two courses per term.
Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/global-health/academics/graduate-certificate.cfm
Certificate Learning Outcomes:
- Students will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of cultural, social, political, economic and environmental determinants of global health, global burden of disease and health disparities
- Students will be able to evaluate and navigate the cultural and ethical considerations inherent in global health contexts, especially when working with vulnerable populations
- Students will be able to analyze global health issues, policy, and health-delivery systems from multiple perspectives.
Opportunities upon Completion: As an add-on to other degrees and disciplines, the Global Health Certificate offers an additional skill set in understanding and evaluating cultural as well as global health issues and programming. Opportunities exist with educational, governmental and non-governmental organizations both domestically and internationally including immigrant/migrant health organizations, multi-lateral organizations (e.g. World Health Organization), disaster relief organizations, ministries of health, policy makers, funding organizations and clinical organizations. A national survey of recent Master of Global Health graduates conducted by USAID and the Consortium of University for Global Health (CUGH, 2018) showed that the most commonly cited current place of employment were schools of public health, not-for-profit/NGOs and other health-related educational institutions. The top reported job duties were project management; educational services to students and/or research; clinical health services to patients or clients; research/other; consultation services to agencies or institutions; educational community organizational training; social service to patients or clients and communications/marketing.
Completion Requirements: The Global Health Certificate is a 20-credit hour program that offers a unique inter-professional opportunity for graduate students interested in gaining a global perspective on healthcare through coursework and a 2-week capstone/field experience. Upon applying for conferral, students must contact the program coordinator for verification of completion and the awarding of the certificate.
Required Courses (14)
- IHS 5210 - Foundations of Global Health (3)
- IHS 5222 - Comparative Health Systems (3)
- IHS 5521 - Global Health Research and Service (3) or HLTH 5120 - International Health Programming (3)
- IHS 5931 - Global Health Capstone I Prep (2)
- IHS 5932 - Global Health Capstone II Experience (3)
Complete minimum 6 credit hours from the following:
- ANTH 5450 - Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
- ANTH 5530 - Anthropology of Violence and Peace (3)
- ANTH 5550 -Medical Anthropology (3)
- ANTH 5620 - Human Rights, Law and Justice (3)
- ANTH 5660 - Culture of the Americas (3)
- ANTH 5670 - South American Prehistory (3)
- ANTH 5700 - Mexican/Central American Prehistory (3)
- ANTH 5800 - Cultures of South Asia (3)
- ANTH 5810 - Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa (3)
- ANTH 5830 - Cultures of Latin America (3)
- ANTH 5850 - Cultures of Southeast Asia (3)
- ANTH 5860 - Problems in Southeast Asian Anthropology (3)
- BIOS 5440 - Tropical Disease Biology (3)
- COMS 8450 - Health Communication Campaigns (4)
- ECON 5120 - Economics of Poverty (4)
- ECON 5130 - Economics of the Environment (4)
- ECON 5150 - Economics of Health Care (4)
- ECON 5400 - International Trade (4)
- ECON 5410 - International Monetary Systems (4)
- ECON 5500 - Development Economics (4)
- ECON 5740 - Economics of Latin America (4)
- EDAD 7524 - Global and Transcultural Understandings (4)
- EDCS 5020 - Education and Transformative Social Change (4)
- EDCS 5040 - Sociology, Politics, and Change in Education (4)
- EH 6010 - Climate Change and Public Health (3)
- ET 5520 - Appropriate Technologies in Developing Countries (3)
- GEOG 5310 - Geography of Africa (4)
- GEOG 5350 - Geography of Latin America (4)
- GEOG 5380 - Geography of Asia (4)
- GEOG 5400 - Geography of Development
- GEOG 5410 - Geography of Hunger & Food Security (4)
- GEOG 5450 - Gender, Environment, and Development (4)
- GEOG 6430 - Seminar in Development:Gender and Development
- HLTH 5120 - Global Health Programming (3)
- HLTH 6000 - Assessment and Program Planning in Rural Public Health (3)
- HLTH 6050 - Intervention Design and Implementation in Rural Pubic Health (3)
- HLTH 6140 - Rural Health Disparities (3)
- HLTH 6150 - Maternal and Child Health in Africa (3)
- HLTH 6170 - HIV/AIDS in Africa (3)
- HLTH 6710 - Public Health Concepts (3)
- HLTH 6730 - Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
- HLTH 6760 - Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health (3)
- HLTH 6770 - Grant and Proposal Writing in Public Health (3)
- IHS 5240 - Overview of Healthcare Advocacy (3)
- IHS 5303 - Secondary Data Analysis in Global Health and Development (4)
- IHS 5510 - Interprofessional Health Care in Rural/Underserved Populations (1-3)
- IHS 5518 - Interprofessional Grand Rounds (1-3)
- IHS 5520 - Research and Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare (3)
- IHS 5710 - Health Systems Strengthening in a Global Setting (3)
- IHS 6190 - Global Migration Health of Displaced Peoples (3)
- IHS 6210 - Globalization and Health (3)
- IHS 6212 - Culture and Health (3)
- IHS 6230 - Global Reproductive Health: Exploring Culture and Reproduction in a Global World (3)
- IHS 6523 - Technology and Innovations in Global Health (3)
- INST 5915 - Special Topics in International Development Studies: Development Practice (4)
- INST 5916 - Special Topics in International Development Studies: Health and International Development (4)
- MPA 5580 - Public Sector Program Evaluation (3)
- MPA 5890 - Non-profit Leadership and Governance (3)
- NUTR 5260 - World View of Nutrition (3)
- POLS 5400 - The Politics of Developing Areas (4)
- POLS 5560 - International Organization (4)
- POLS 5565 - International Human Rights (4)
- SOC 5810 - Environmental Sociology (4)
- SOC 6070 - Graduate Seminar in Globalization and Development (4)
- SOC 6080 - Graduate Seminar: Poverty (4)
- SOC 6160 - Sociological Theory (4)
- SOC 6040 - Graduate Seminar in Work and Inequality (4)
- SOC 6050 - Graduate Seminar in Race and Ethnicity (4)
- SW 5203 - International Social Work and Social Welfare (3)
- WGS 5100 - Global Feminisms (4)
- WGS 5110 - Women and Globalization (4)
Culminating Experience: Global Health Capstone Experience (HSP 5931 (2 Credits) and HSP 5932 (3 credits)): The capstone experience is an 80-hour (2-week) service, clinical or research projects with a global focus which can include immigrant and migrant communities within or outside the U.S.
Financial Aid Eligibility Information:
- Non-degree-seeking students enrolled in this certificate are not eligible for federal financial aid.
- Current degree-seeking students may use federal financial aid only for 1) coursework fulfilling requirements of their degree, including required elective hours, or 2) coursework toward a second financial aid-eligible program.
- Students receiving federal financial aid may not take courses for this certificate unless they are also enrolled full-time (9 hours) in their degree program during the same academic term. Financial aid may be used for courses that count toward both degree requirements and the certificate.
Admission Requirements: The Certificate program will accept students in two categories: (1) those who have been admitted to an advanced-degree program at Ohio University and (2) those who possess a bachelor’s or advanced degree but are not currently in a degree program at Ohio University.
1) Students who have already been admitted to an advanced degree program at Ohio University (degree-seeking graduate students).
- Complete an Application for Update of Graduate Academic Program. This application can be obtained online or in person from the Graduate College. The certificate code is CTGLHG.
- The completed application, including the signature of an advisor (if applicable) should be submitted to the Global Health Initiative in Grover E118 or emailed to Debra McBride (firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in a new window)) to obtain the certificate director signature.
- After the certificate director has signed the form, it will be sent to the Graduate College for processing.
2) To apply for the certificate program as a non-degree student
- Submit a non-degree application using code ND9855 to the Graduate College. Admission requirements include the following:
- 4-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. university/college or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution
- Ability to manage graduate studies as evidenced by undergraduate performance, current professional responsibilities, and/or similar criteria.
International Students: This certificate program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program alone.