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    University of Wisconsin Stout
  Jan 16, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Health Communication Certificate

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Employment opportunities and high levels of placement in desired career fields for individuals with health communication training will continue to grow in response to the nation’s needs and resources devoted to health issues. Through the coursework, those who earn the Health Communication certificate will be able to create effective health messages through user-centered communication strategies, evaluate the relationship between communication and health-related outcomes for individuals and populations, evaluate the influences of culture on the effectiveness of health communication, analyze user perspectives in accessing health information, and apply principles and theories to research and practice.

This certificate offering serves place-bound, working communication professionals who are employed in health-related contexts. Students would have earned a baccalaureate degree and are seeking further professional development. Students would not need to be degree-holder in a communications field. Other interested students would be future health professionals interested in coursework beyond their clinical education. Courses are offered online.

Program Requirements

Capstone (3 credits)

Students will complete a research-based project or a work experience-based project. 

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