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Violence and Injury: Prevention and Intervention

Description

This certificate will provide an enhanced understanding of violence and injury, which have become major public health problems in our contemporary society. Injuries are the leading cause of death of children and young adults and estimates of family and community violence of all kinds are staggering. The prevalence of violence and injury affect every major health discipline as well as social services, law enforcement, and therapeutic interventions. The Healthy People 2010 stresses the importance of reducing violence and injury throughout the lifespan.

Course location/delivery

This Certificate 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

A total of 13-15 credit hours are required for completion of the Certificate.

HSC 6641 Prevention and Control of Unintentional Injuries (3 credits)
PHC 6413 Family and Community Violence in Public Health (3 credits)
PHC 6930 Public Health Seminar - Injury and Violence Topic such as Violence and Public Health Policy (1-3 credits) OR
SOW 6931 Selected Topics in Social Work such as Traumatology and Intervention (1-3 credits)

ALSO, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
GEY6934 - Elder Abuse (3) (OR)
PHC 6934 - Selected Topics in Public Health: Maltreated Children and their Families (3)

Electives

Three (3) graduate hours of elective courses must be taken from the Department of Community and Family Health that emphasizes planning and evaluation of programs.

Time limit

The certificate should be completed within 3 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

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

Contacts

Martha Coulter
(813) 974-7829
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Karen Liller
(813) 974-7359
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Michelle Hodge
(813) 974-6665 or 888-USF-COPH
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Graduate certificates
813-974-4926
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