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Foundations of Public Health Certificate Program 2021

This is the program description page for the Foundations of Public Health Certificate Program 2021. If you need, or would like, to participate in this program you must enroll in all of the program courses. Scroll to the bottom of the page to review the program course table and click on the button labeled "Begin Program Enrollment."


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Program Description

Foundations of Public Health is a free online certificate program that provides learners with basic knowledge and principles related to public health. The certificate program is aligned with the Tier 1 competencies in each of the 8 domains of the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals.

All courses are self‐paced and online. It does not offer academic credit, however, many of the courses provide continuing education credits.

To earn the Foundations of Public Health certificate:

  1. Download the course tracking sheet.
  2. Create an account at phtc-online.org, enroll and complete all of the required courses.
  3. Once you have finished all required coursework, you must complete the “Foundations of Public Health Request for Certificate” certificate request survey.

***Certificate requests are processed the 1st week of the month. Please plan your submission accordingly.***

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions, or e-mail coned@albany.edu with any questions.

For more information, please go to http://www.albany.edu/sph/cphce/certificates.shtml


Are you a Nurse?

Then you should check out Public Health Nurse Ready (PHN Ready), a similar online certificate program featuring courses designed to enhance the skills of RNs and LPNs working in public health.



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Enrollment for Foundations of Public Health Certificate Program 2021. If you have already enrolled in this program, each course below can be completed via My Courses - Current Courses or My Courses - Current Programs tab.