Health and Risk Communication Certificate

Health and Risk Communication Certificate

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Public Health Certificate



Nursing and Health Sciences


Next Classes Start

May 20, 2024

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Program at a Glance

This four-course, fully online certificate provides you with the tools and knowledge to effectively promote healthy behavior to target communities. You’ll learn from expert faculty how to research, develop, implement, and evaluate communication plans that help diverse audiences pursue healthier, less risky lives. Classes are held in the evening to accommodate working professionals, and you can apply these 12 credits toward an MPH at TCNJ.

Graduate Director : Sylvia Twersky,


  • part time: part time: 1–3 years


  • Online
    Hybrid Information

MPH option

  • apply completed courses toward an MPH


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

If your goal is to become proficient in creating communication plans that use a variety of media to skillfully promote healthy behavior and reduce health disparities, this certificate program is designed for you. Graduates will be well prepared to have an impact at organizations ranging from social advocacy groups, community health centers, and nonprofits to hospitals, state health agencies, and health- and wellness-related businesses.

Engaged Faculty

Learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty who are fully engaged with their students. Your professor knows your name and teaches all of your classes. You won’t find any TAs here.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application as well as all supplemental documents.

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We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.

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The Department of Public Health provides curriculum and requirements.

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We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.

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TCNJ’s bachelor’s and master’s programs in public health are fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

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