Program overview

The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has presented tremendous challenges and opportunities for improvement and innovation within public health and the practices of public health professionals. 

Rider’s Public Health Certificate is designed to provide insight to future professionals interested in creating solutions to the complex issues surrounding human health. This certificate explores the foundations of public health to understand how to keep populations healthier and influence public policy issues that drive access, quality, and delivery of health care through classroom and field based learning experiences.

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Program requirements

Our curriculum covers a variety of public health topics including determinants of health, disease (outbreaks) and interventions (vaccines and health education). This certificate serves as an excellent supplement to an existing major in health administration, health care policy, health care management or the health sciences. The program is intended for students who wish to explore all the facets of public health.

Financial aid resources

Learn more about financial aid, tuition and the various options we offer to make your college education affordable.