Graduate Certificates

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LGBTQ+ Public Health Graduate Certificate

Whether you’re in the health care field, education, or social services, you have the power to address disparities in LGBTQ+ health by deepening your understanding of the unique health needs and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals and communities.

The College of Public Health Graduate Certificate in LGBTQ+ Public Health will teach you how to identify and address health disparities through evidence-based public health practices. You will gain valuable skills in advocacy, communication, and leadership, positioning you to make a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ people.  Courses are offered 100% asynchronous online and can be applied towards an MPH degree.

Learn more in the Kent State University Catalog

Clinical Research Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research focuses on clinical research and clinical trials for health care professionals, clinicians, and those who want to become clinical researchers. By completing this program you will gain an in-depth understanding of industry best practices, clinical epidemiology study designs and data, clinical study management, the Good Clinical Practices, regulatory affairs that guide clinical research, and research ethics and HIPAA..

Enjoy the flexibility of content delivered 100% asynchronous online and prepare yourself to be part of a research team at a hospital, pharmaceutical company, contract research organization, or university/medical school.

The clinical research field is growing and individuals with a graduate certificate in Clinical Research are qualified to obtain a position as a Clinical Research Assistant or Associate. You may also be able to apply the courses in the certificate toward your MPH degree or the MS degree in Clinical Epidemiology.

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Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate

The Healthcare Compliance Graduate Certificate provides the training necessary to enter this growing field where compliance professionals design and implement comprehensive programs to identify potential risk areas, develop policies, train staff, evaluate effectiveness and conduct investigations.

Healthcare spending accounts for approximately 19 percent of the entire U.S. economy. Unfortunately, some of that money is misspent in the form of fraud, waste and abuse. Federal and state governments continue to increase their scrutiny of healthcare organizations through a maze of complex law and regulations touching every part of the organization. The field of healthcare compliance is emerging as a response to these challenges.

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This program has been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and is currently pending review and approval for CCB University Accreditation.

Health Systems & Facilities Design Graduate Certificate

This 100% online program explores emerging trends in the functional, therapeutic and financial aspects of ever-evolving health care facility design. Appropriate for facilities managers, architects, designers, health care providers, and other public health professionals, the graduate certificate is a unique way to gain expertise in a specialty area with high market demand.

The program is jointly offered by the College of Public Health, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, and College of Nursing.  This allows for an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the requirements and principles involved in making sure healthcare facilities are designed and maintained with the needs of patients and healthcare workers in mind.

Learn more about the Health Systems & Facilities Design Graduate Certificate

Addictions Counseling Certificate Program (ACCP) Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Addictions Counseling Certificate Program (ACCP) provides students at the graduate level who are enrolled in the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with the educational content necessary to apply for chemical dependency counselor licensure in Ohio issued by Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

The certificate is available as a standalone credential or can be seamlessly integrated into the Master of Public Health concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. The certificate is offered through a collaboration with the Counselor Education and Supervision program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services and can be completed in person at the Kent Campus.

Learn more about the Addictions Counseling Certificate Program (ACCP) Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Certificate