Professional Development

Professional Certificate in Public Health

This non-credit, professional development program is delivered online and is completed on a part-time basis. It provides learners with a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills that are essential to public health practitioners.

Who should attend

This program is designed for practitioners and clinicians working in health services, health systems, government and non-governmental organizations. If you have experience in these areas—but have limited exposure to the theory and practice of public health—the knowledge you gain will broaden your understanding and influence how you approach your work.

Learn from leading experts in public health. 

Expand your toolbox of skills. 

Advance your career.

For graduates of the Professional Certificate in Public Health

Students who complete the Professional Certificate in Public Health (PCPH)  program have additional opportunities available to them. Graduates of the Professional Certificate in Public Health may:

  • write the Certified in Public Health (CPH) examination offered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners
  • if they satisfy the regular admission standards, apply to one of our SPH graduate degree programs. Students accepted into an SPH degree program after completing the PCPH may be exempt from repeating the same courses but will be required to select alternative courses to fulfill degree credit requirements.

*Please note the courses taken through the PCPH program are offered as non-credit courses. FGSR does not recognize non-credit, continuing education courses, and therefore will not recognize these for transfer of credit to the SPH graduate degrees.