College of Health and Human Services

Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Gerontological Practice
The graduate certificate in Contemporary Gerontological Practice is sponsored by the Center for Successful Aging at The University of Toledo and is in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. The program is designed to provide knowledge about contemporary issues in gerontology and geriatrics as well as prepare individuals for working with older adults and their families in the current healthcare system. On completion, participants will have a better understanding of the unique needs and strengths of older adults, increased know-ledge about funding opportunities to support innovative programs for older adults, enhanced current credentials and expertise in gerontological practice. 12 credit hours.   
Plan of Study for graduate certificate in Contemporary Gerontological Practice

Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics and Epidemiology or Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology
The graduate certificate program Epidemiology and 15-credit graduate certificate program Biostatistics and Epidemiology focus on the development of the qualitative and quantitative knowledge and skills to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data associated with epidemiological investigations, health surveys, injury and illness recognition, and human exposure assessments. Note: The combined certificate in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, compared to the Epidemiology certificate, provides learners with an expanded scope and depth of quantitative knowledge and skills. The certificate pursued should be based on an individual’s interest, planned application, and prior education and training completed.  12 credit hours     
Plan of Study for graduate certificate in Biostatistics and Epidemiology           
Plan of Study for graduate certificate in Epidemiology

Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Response
The graduate certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Response is for students who want training and education related to preparing communities for and responding to any disaster. The learner will participate in tabletop scenarios, functional exercises, and skill labs, taking full advantage of the University of Toledo’s Jacobs Inter-professional Immersive Simulation Center. The certificate’s strength is its commitment to interdisciplinary education where students from the various health disciplines (e.g. medicine, physician assistant, pharmacy, nursing, EMS, PT, OT, RT, etc.) can work with public health students and where everyone can obtain a better perspective of what each discipline does and how they can form comprehensive health care teams when a  disaster occurs.  12 credit hours.   
Plan of Study for graduate certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Response

Graduate Certificate in Public Health and Emergency Response
The graduate certificate program Public Health and Emergency Response focuses on the characteristics and human health impacts of biological, chemical and radiological agents; personal protective equipment and decontamination; site monitoring instrumentation and methods; epidemiological investigation and surveillance; and, applicable regulatory standards and recommended professional guidelines for incident recognition, response, and control. Completion of this graduate certificate program will: (1) help address the increased need for a basic and advanced level of applied education and training; and, (2) increase the expertise and preparedness of public health and clinical personnel and other responders for incident recognition, response, and control. 12 credit hours.  
Plan of Study for graduate certificate in Public Health and Emergency Response

Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health
The graduate certificate in Occupational Health is for students that desire to augment their existing education and training via academic courses. The comprehensive and flexible curriculum provides a basic foundation of information for students with limited or no background in these areas, while simultaneously offering students with professional experience the opportunity to expand their scope of knowledge and skills. The program offers classes during evenings and weekends to accommodate both part-time and full-time students. The curriculum will benefit those with applicable education and experience that intend to take the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) examination. 15 credit hours. 
Plan of Study for graduate certificate in Occupational Health

Graduate Certificate Global Public Health (Currently Inactive)

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Last Updated: 7/8/19