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Certificate Health and the Humanities Certificate

The graduate certificate in Health & the Humanities helps students cultivate inter-professional tools that are essential to engaging diverse populations about health and wellness. These tools include interpersonal and mediated health communication strategies, bioethics and decision-making, social and cultural considerations when working with patients, addressing the impact of environmental and socio-economic factors on health and wellness, and integrating arts-based wellness programs into treatment strategies. Students earning the 13-credit certificate will obtain skills that equip them to engage diverse constituencies through multiple modalities about health and wellness concerns.  Coursework is primarily project-based allowing students to apply course content while actively working with existing health and wellness organizations.  The certificate culminates in a capstone project wherein students will develop a proposal for a health/wellness-based program and present their proposal to stakeholders in Hampton Roads for critique, feedback and possible implementation. The certificate is open to any graduate student enrolled in any graduate program at ODU.  Non-degree seeking individuals can also earn it as a standalone certificate.