Programs

Water, Health and Sustainability

Description

The graduate certificate in Water, Health and Sustainability is intended for public health professionals, humanitarian aid providers, engineers and other planners, or anyone with an interest in addressing critical shortages and health problems associated with inadequate and unsanitary water throughout the world. The coursework is designed to provide instruction in the testing, treatment and management of water supplies; the role of water resources within the broader context of the earth's environment, particularly from a sustainability perspective; the role of water as a crucial component to global health; and the cultural dimensions of local and global health. As a result, the curriculum is highly interdisciplinary and aims to provide the skills and information necessary to address complex problems associated with water, sanitation, sustainability and health impacts to form teams that bring together many specialties. This certificate is particularly unique in that it draws from several disciplines within the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering and Public Health, ensuring that its participants are very well prepared to think critically about these issues and address them using novel approaches.

Course Location/Delivery

This graduate certificate curriculum is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must have an earned Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited academic institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites

None are required.

Requirements

16 credits. Contact advisor to set up course plan.

Electives

15 credit hours of Electives are required.

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Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval

Standardized Tests

None are required.

Contacts

Norma Alcantar
813-974-8009
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Cay Palaez
813-974-5633
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Ricardo Izurieta, M.D., Dr. PH, M.P.H
813-974-8913
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Daniel Yeh
813-974-4746
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Pre-Admissions Advising - Public Health
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Graduate Certificates
813-974-4926
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