Open to:

  • any current Ohio State undergraduate student

The Health Communication certificate program is designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing post-baccalaureate careers or graduate education in health-related sectors and will provide an official designation of academic training in the area of health communication.

Students will gain a comprehensive education on all aspects of health communication, including a focus on health message design, media campaign planning and interpersonal communication in healthcare settings. Courses in the certificate program will equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge, which will enable them to effectively communicate to promote health and provide high quality healthcare.

Upon completion of the Health Communication certificate, students will be prepared to:

  1. Identify and apply health communication theories and concepts to the design and execution of health communication messages for diverse audiences.
  2. Evaluate health communication messages and interventions through the integration of communication knowledge and practice.
  3. Demonstrate interpersonal communication competency across varying modalities and healthcare settings.

View requirements below and visit the School of Communication website for application information.

Course Requirements

The Health Communication Certificate Program requires the completion of at least four courses for 12 credits, including two foundational courses:

  • COMM 4736: Health Communication in Interpersonal Contexts
  • COMM 4737: Health Communication Intervention and Message Design

Health Communication Curriculum Sheet

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