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Public Health Certificates

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Make a difference in your community with Capella’s online certificates in public health or epidemiology. You’ll expand your expertise with curriculum that focuses on improving and protecting the health of diverse populations in local or global communities.

Why choose Capella?

Expand your foundation in public health to help you make a positive impact in your community. Plus, credits from our online public health certificate can be applied to a Capella MPH or prepare you for a DrPH.

Expert Advisory Board

Capella’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board ensures your curriculum is developed with the insight and support of industry leaders.

Relevant, Professional Education

Support to help you manage your time and resources so you can stay on top of your studies and reach your goals.

Exclusive Learner Success Lab

Support to help you manage your time and resources so you can stay on top of your studies and reach your goals.

Direct Path to DrPH

With our public health certificate, you’ll meet DrPH admission requirements if you don’t have an MPH.

Program specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Relevant blog posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

What is a DrPH and What Can You Do With It?

A Doctor of Public Health degree can give you the skills needed to become a leader in the industry.

The Role of Public Health Officials in Combating Infectious Diseases

From ongoing research initiatives to effectively communicating information to diverse populations, public health officials play a vital role in combating infectious diseases.

The Role of Epidemiologists in Global Health

Epidemiologists are front and center in tackling the world’s most challenging health concerns.

Ready for the next step?

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