Certificate Public Health

About Public Health Program

The Certificate in Public Health provides a basic set of courses that prepare the student for meaningful participation in public health programs and research projects, including employment in some of the public health services programs in the Navajo Nation.

This certificate is jointly awarded by Diné College and by the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. The courses are taught according to the Diné Education Philosophy following the program development cycle of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation

NOTE: Student will not be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid in this certificate program.

Program Requirements Credits
PUH 111 Introduction to Public Health 3
PUH 270 Community Health Assessment and Planning 3
Choice of option A or B:
Option A:*
PUH 280 Implement and Eval of Public Health 3
and choose one from:
EDU 200; BIO 170,; BIO 201; HEE 110; HEE 111; NAV 231; PSY 111; PSY 240; PSY 250; PUH 200; PUH 241 or PUH 289;  SOC 111; SOC 225; SOC 230
Option B:*
PUH 290 Public Health Research Methods 4
PUH 297 Public Health Research Methods Practicum 3
Program Credits 12-13

*Option A: Calls for PUH 280 and one elective course chosen from the list provided, both of which can be taken during the regular academic year
**Option B: Specifically applies these principles to the conduct of public health research through participation in the Summer Research enhancement program consisting of PUH 290 and PUH 297
NOTE: Student will not be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid in this certificate program.

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the latest completed academic year as of July 1st.

Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
51.2207 Public Health Education and Promotion.
Program Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code Code Title
21.1091 Health Educators
21.1094 Community Health Workers
25.1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary


James Tutt
Dean of School of STEM
1 Circle Drive, Route 12
Tsaile, Arizona 86556
(928) 724-6938

Nesbah Kahn
Administrative Assistant
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus

Mail to:
Diné College: School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
1 Circle Dr.
Tsaile, AZ 86556

(928) 724-6936

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