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Communication is key.

Communication makes the world go round. Think about it. From writing an A+ paper to texting friends—it all requires communication. So why not become a pro?

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COUNSELING Graduate Education SOE

Health Communication Postbaccalaureate Certificate

It’s no secret that healthcare is a big industry, especially in our area. Available only to graduate students, the health communication certificate will teach you to become a better communicator within the healthcare field. You’ll learn about epidemiology, health communication, and organizational leadership in your area of focus (family health, public health, health policy, and health organizations).

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Program Highlights

  • The development of problem-solving skills
  • The ability to research and analyze information
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue education



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Work with individuals of various cultural backgrounds to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values
  • Use the knowledge of one’s own role to aid medical professionals in appropriate assessing and addressing the healthcare needs of patients and promoting and advancing the health of populations
  • Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease
  • Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population-centered care, and population health programs
  • Understand, develop, and effectively communicate policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable