Public Health Practice Certificate

The Public Health Practice Campus Certificate at Rockford provides a public health knowledge base targeting local community, health, and public health professionals as well as health professions students enrolled at the College of Medicine campus in Rockford.  The certificate is a 16-hour program of study consisting of five graduate level courses comprising the fundamental concepts essential to public health practice.       

Courses will be offered in-person on the Rockford campus and on-line.  Certificate coursework may be transferable to a degree program within the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health or to other schools or programs of public health.

Through this campus certificate program learners will acquire basic knowledge, attitudes and skills that are important for public health practice.  These include:

  • An understanding and appreciation of the basic principles of public health as a system and social enterprise

  • Basic principles of epidemiology and of the social and behavioral determinants of health and illness in populations

  • Familiarity with basic statistics and the role of statistics in carrying out the core functions of public health

  • The role of health education and health promotion in improving population health

For more information regarding this program, go to www.uic.edu/sph/chs/certificates/rockford.