Curriculum

Courses and timeline for the program:
Semester Course Name Credits Course Instructor Course Type
Summer II/
July
Digital Strategies in Health Communication* 1.0 Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM One week
on Boston campus:
July 17-July 21, 2017
Fall/
Sept-Oct
Writing About Health and Medicine 0.5 Amy Behrens, MS Online, 7 weeks
Sept 6-Oct 18, 2017
W 5:30-8:30pm EST
Fall/
Oct-Dec
Seminar in Health Literacy 0.5 Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, MEd
Online, 7 weeks
Oct 25-Dec 20, 2017
W 5:30-8:30pm EST
Spring/
Jan-May 
Social Media and Health 1.0 Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM Online, 14 weeks
Jan 19-May 4, 2017
Th, 5:30-8:30pm EST
Summer I/
May-June 
Mobile Health Design* 1.0  Bradley Moore, MPH  Online, 4 weeks
May 24-Jun 24, 2017
M&W, 5:30-9:00pm EST

*These courses can also be taken individually as part of the Summer Institute.

Total credits needed to graduate:  4.0  (One credit is the equivalent of 40 contact hours)

Program completion time:  Most students will be able to complete the certificate program in one year, but time to completion may be extended to two years if necessary.