May 25, 2024  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2023-24 
    
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2023-24

Appalachian Health Certificate


Appalachian Health Certificate - CTAPHG

Department of Social and Public Health
Grover Center W324
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
740.593.4675
Tiffany Arnold

Delivery Mode: Online

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Terms of Entry Requiring Program Permission: None

Enrollment Eligibility: Current degree-seeking

Certificate Overview

The certificate in Appalachian health is designed to provide students with a specialized education in
Appalachian health. It will provide students with the foundational knowledge in Appalachian history,
culture, and health that will allow for them to develop an intense understanding of the context in which
they will be working if they choose to work in the region. This specialized focus supports the educational
workforce development needs of public health employees not only in Ohio but within the broader
Appalachian region.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. identify assets and resources which support the promotion of health and quality of life improvement for rural Appalachian populations;
  2. demonstrate emerging leadership skills to advocate for the Appalachian region;
  3. identify significant social, environmental, and health related conditions in Appalachian history; and
  4. summarize contemporary environmental and public health issues in Appalachia.

Opportunities upon Completion

The certificate in Appalachian Health is distinctive in offering specialized health knowledge for those who may choose to work in an Appalachian or rural area. It will provide students with the foundational knowledge in Appalachian history, culture, and health that will allow for them to develop an intense understanding of the context in which they will be working if they choose to work in the region. The knowledge gained from this certificate will prepare future and current health professionals to provide culturally competent care in a region that is often misunderstood and always underserved. This specialized focus supports the educational workforce development needs of public health employees not only in Ohio but within the broader Appalachian region.

Further Information

Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/graduate-programs

Admission Requirements

No additional requirements beyond those necessary for university graduate admission.

International Students

An I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this certificate. 

Completion Requirements

Complete 9 credit hours as follows: