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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faith and Health Graduate Certificate

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Graduate Certificate

Faith and health have a long history of integration, especially in relation to providing much needed care to underserved populations. There are instances of health needs influencing faith based practices, while theological frameworks have a long history of influencing health practices and providing care to those in need. Through collaboration with the Church Health Center, this graduate certificate focuses on the intersection of faith and health—providing students with knowledge and understanding of how these two key areas influence one another in providing patient care. This certificate is ideal for students interested in working within the medical field, within public health or faith-based healthcare organizations, as well as similar professions. Consisting of 12 credit hours, students will take part in two hybrid (in-class/on-line) courses and two practicum courses (utilizing the Experiential Learning Credit; see

Admission Requirements

  • All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admissions Regulations, Academic Regulations, and Minimum Degree Requirements), as well as the program requirements of the certificate.
  • Prospective students must apply to the Graduate School and to the School of Health Studies (see School website for details). The applicant must submit an official transcript for undergraduate studies. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
  • An applicant must have graduated with a minimum baccalaureate GPA of 2.5.

Program Requirements

  1. A total of 12 credit hours (four, 3 credit hour courses) are required for the graduate certificate in Faith and Health. The following courses are required:


* The two practicum courses utilize the Experiential Learning Credit; see

Graduation Requirements

  1. Students are required to complete all 12 credit hours as indicated above. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for successful completion of the graduate certificate program.

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