Students from all majors are welcome to take the following courses. Public Health majors and minors are eligible for the Public Health Education Certificate Program.


Public Health Education Certificate Program
In Collaboration with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers Health Services – H.O.P.E. offers students the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Public Health Education.

The PHE certificate helps students prepare for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination by covering the requisite material in a series of related courses. The certificate program is open to students in any major and is awarded only with or subsequent to earning a bachelor’s degree. Only courses with grade of C or better may be applied toward the certificate program.


The Public Health Education Certificate is comprised of 15 credits of (832) public health courses.

Core Courses (12 credits)
• 10:832:242 Principles of Health and Wellness Education (3)
• 10:832:352 Advanced Community Health Promotion (3) (prerequisite 10:832:242)
• 10:832:345 Health Program Development (3)
• 10:832:346 Health Program Evaluation (3)

Elective Courses (3 credits)
• 10:832:301 Sexual Health Advocacy I (3) or
• 10:832:350 Drugs, Culture and Society (3) or
• 10:832:351 Addictions Policy (3)

For course descriptions go to the Bloustein School Course Catalogue.