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American Indian Public Health Graduate Certificate

 

Program Description

Sample plan of study

Frequently asked questions

Graduate faculty information

Admission requirements

Tuition & Fees

Contact information

 


 

Program Description

The blended learning Public Health Graduate Certificate - American Indian Public Health option is specifically designed to prepare graduates to work with American Indian populations and to improve Native health. The American Indian population suffers from among the worst public health disparities in the nation. In the Northern Plains, including North Dakota, the Native population has the highest rates of death due to diabetes, cancer, infant mortality, unintentional injuries and suicide. Risk factors and social causes of the disparities include high rates of smoking, substance abuse, poverty, poor nutrition, historical trauma and other circumstances.

In addition, unique American Indian health policy considerations, along with the federal government’s trust responsibility to provide health services, are often misunderstood among many public health leaders. Faculty members are American Indian Public Health professionals. They include Donald Warne, Oglala Lakota, and Donna Grandbois, Turtle Mountain Chippewa. 

Graduate certificates are an excellent way to earn credentials and decide if a full master's program is right for you. Credits offered in this program can be transferred into the full blended learning Master of Public Health program.

The American Indian Public Health option includes 18 credits and can be completed in one academic year.

 

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Sample Plan of Study

Total Credits : 18

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.'s will be added at a later date.

 


 

GRADUATE FACULTY

For information about graduate faculty for this program as well as their current research interests, visit the Public Health Graduate Certificate bulletin page.

 


 

Admission

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For current admission requirements, visit the Public Health Graduate Certificate bulletin page.

 

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Contact Information

NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences
Phone: 701-231-6549
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/publichealth

NDSU Graduate School 
Phone: 701-231-7033
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/gradschool/

 

 

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