Continuing Education


The College of Public Health frequently offers continuing education and training for public health professionals through the Office of Public Health Practice and Partnerships.

Individuals interested in learning more about continuing education should contact (330) 672-6500.

  1. Biosafety & Biocontainment Training for BSL-3 Workers - This training is approved by the National Institutes of Health.  Participants are trained to handle BSL-3 biohazards in a controlled BSL-3 laboratory.  Non-virulent agents are used to simulate proper handling, protection, testing, and disposal procedures.  The cost for the week-long training is $1,200 ($400 if from a state or local health department). 


  1. Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Basics - The course covers the steps local health departments (LHDs) are required to take to prepare for and meet the PHAB accreditation standards.  It is intended for PHAB coordinators and other LHD staff involved in the accreditation process.  Besides explaining the prerequisites and accreditation requirements, the course provides access to other PHAB resources.  Click here to register for the course.  The cost for the course is $150.
  2. Key Aspects of Financial Management - This course covers budgeting and sources of revenue and expenditures associated with health services organizations, including those that provide clinical services. It provides a high-level introduction to Financial Management concepts and skills like managing a budget.  In addition, the course exposes you to financial performance improvement tools in more depth.  It is intended for public health professionals in all settings, including governmental public health, non-profits, and health systems, with duties that include financial management.  The instructor for the course is Matthew Stefanak, College of Public Health Ambassador.  Click here to register for this course hosted by the Region V Public Health Training Center.  There is no cost for this self-paced course.


  1. OSHA 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training
  2. OSHA 10-hour General Industry Outreach Training
  3. Grant Writing for Public Health Professionals - The course provides in-depth instruction on the "how-to's" of identifying grant opportunities and preparing grant applications including those from private foundations and government funders.  The cost for the course is $120.
  4. Registered Sanitarian Exam Prep Course - The course is 100% online and includes lectures, online resources, and sample exam questions covering all of the topical areas in the actual National Environmental Health Association Registered Environmental Health Specialist exam. The cost for the course is $195 and provides students 24-hour access for up to 180 days.  The course will be available on a continuous basis with no registration deadlines.
  5. Conducting Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) - The course provides an overview of methods used to conduct community health needs assessments.  It is intended for local health department and hospital staff that are charged with meeting the PHAB prerequisites or the new IRS requirement regarding CHNAs.  The steps and techniques involved in CHNAs are covered in detail with real-world examples and links to a variety of helpful resources.  The cost for the course is $120. 
  6. Affordable Care Act (ACA) - The course provides an overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  It is intended for local health department and hospital staff that are charged with meeting the ACA requirements.  The major activities required of the health sector under the ACA are addressed with real-world examples and links to a variety of helpful resources.  The cost for the course is $120. 

For more information regarding any of the College's training and continuing education offerings, call the Office of Public Health Practice and Partnerships at 330-672-6500 or email