Planning for Healthy Communities


This certificate acknowledges that a number of fields such as regional and urban planning, architecture, engineering and public health are intertwined in their efforts to effectively manage the rapid growth and health of both populations and cities. The challenges of the 21st century include not only monitoring and improving population health and decreasing national/global health disparities and inequalities, but also understanding what forces and tenets in urban and regional design can aid and supplement our endeavors to encourage health through environment.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission to this certificate are as follows:

Students must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Students who are currently seeking a master's degree may also be considered.

Application Process

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


None are required.


15 credit hours There are six (6) credit hours of required coursework:


Select one from the following list:

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

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.


Pamela McLean
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Adewale Troutman, M.D., M.P.H., C.P.H.
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Pre-Admissions Advising - Public Health
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Graduate Certificates
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