Violence and Injury: Prevention and Intervention


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.


None are required.


A total of 12 credit hours are required for completion of the Certificate.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):
PHC 6934 - Prevention and Control of Violence and Unintentional Injuries (3)
PHC 6413 - Family and Community Violence in Public Health (3)
GEY 6934 - Elder Mistreatment (3)


Three (3) graduate hours of an elective course that relate to violence and injury emphasizing planning and evaluation of programs

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.


Martha Coulter, Dr. PH., M.S.W.
(813) 974-7829
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Karen Liller, Ph.D.
(813) 974-7047
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