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Continuing Professional Education

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Kick-start or advance your public health career with the Dornsife School of Public Health's continuing education offerings for public health and healthcare professionals.

Continuing Education in Public Health

Opportunities to gain new skills, knowledge, and expertise in public health include: 

Online Graduate Certificates: Drexel's online graduate certificates in public health are relevant to those any stage of their career, whether in pursuit of a first job, career change, promotion, or professional development opportunity. Certificates earn credits that can transfer to a Dornsife master's program.

Urban Health Summer Institute: The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative at Dornsife hosts an Urban Health Summer Institute each June. The Institute offers short courses related to urban health for students, researchers, public health practitioners, and allied professionals. 

Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center: Dornsife's Center for Public Health Practice is home of the federally-funded Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center, a collaborative project with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health to increase the technical skills of the public health and health care workforce. See Upcoming Trainings and On-Demand Courses.

Lectures and Symposia: Dornsife frequently hosts free public health webinars, lectures, and symposia that are open to everyone.

APHA Course Catalog: The American Public Health Association (APHA) offers on-demand and live public health courses, some of which earn continuing education credits. Browse by category or search for a specific course.

Health and Human Rights Advocacy Course

Drexel’s Office of Global Health, in partnership with the non-profit organization Asia Catalyst, developed a free online course.

This course was created to provide tools and strategies to human rights activists, community advocates, grassroots organizers, and global health students in Asia, the United States, and beyond.

Cost: Free!
Length of Training: 10 hours
Learning Level: Introductory
Requirements: High-speed internet connection, a computer that can stream videos
Intended Audience: This training is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about human rights advocacy.

Register for "Know It, Prove It, Change It"

Introduction to Public Health Course

Are you interested in studying public health but want to know more before you make an investment? Register for the Dornsife School of Public Health’s non-credit "Foundations of Public Health" course.

This course provides a broad introduction to public health, as well as an understanding of how specialized health research contributes to achieving the goals of public health.

It consists of short videos taught by Dornsife faculty members Jerry Fagliano, PhD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor and Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health Department; Jennifer Kolker, MPH, Clinical Professor in the Health Management and Policy Department; and Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor in the Community Health and Prevention Department.

This course is specifically designed to meet the CEPH Foundational Public Health Knowledge requirement.

Cost: $350
Length of Training: 10 hours, self-paced modules
Learning Level: Introductory
Requirements: High-speed internet connection, a computer that can stream videos, and purchase of a textbook
Intended Audience: This training is appropriate for current and future public health practitioners with varying professional experiences and diverse educational backgrounds. This training also meets the CEPH Foundational Public Health Knowledge requirement.

Register for Foundations of Public Health

Free Introduction to Public Health Module

Register for Module 1 for free to test out the "Foundations of Public Health" Course.

Register for Free Test Module

Learn more about the full range of continuing education programs offered by Drexel’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies.