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					                                             Certificate Program in Health Communication


                  Certificate Program in Health Communication
                   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
                                       March, 2006


Name of proposed certificate program: Certificate in Health Communication
Sponsoring schools/departments: School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JOMC)
                                 School of Public Health (SPH)
                                    Department of Health Behavior and Health
                                            Education (HBHE)
                                    Department of Nutrition (NUTR)
                                 School of Information and Library Science (SILS)
                                 College of Arts and Sciences
                                    Department of Psychology (PSYC)

First term the certificate would be offered: Fall, 2006

Primary contact name: Jane D. Brown, MA, PhD

Address and CB#: 360 Carroll Hall, Campus Box #3365, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Phone Number: 962-4089                e-mail address: jane_brown@unc.edu

1. Describe the certificate program and provide a statement of educational objectives.

Health communication encompasses the study and use of communication strategies to
inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health (Healthy
People 2010, DHHS, 2000). It includes interpersonal exchanges, mass media campaigns,
community mobilization efforts and techniques that improve access to health
information. Communication on health can affect both individuals and communities by
changing people’s beliefs, attitudes and opinions, altering their health behaviors and
modifying the way that people interact in their communities. Channels for
communication on health issues have expanded tremendously through the Internet and
other new media, and this expansion has caused health-related communication to have a
larger impact then ever before.

Tailoring and disseminating effective health messages remain challenging for
communication professionals. The UNC-CH Certificate Program in Health
Communication offers an interdisciplinary approach to graduate studies in mass
communication, public health, information and library science and psychology. The
certificate program is aimed primarily at graduate students interested in developing
expertise in communication on health and its application to both academic and non-
academic settings. Upon completion of the certificate program, students will be able to
understand the principles of:




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      Analyzing the basic components of communication on health and its mechanism
       of influence on individuals and populations;
      Applying principles and theories of health communication to practice and
       research;
      Designing health messages and campaigns that are effective in changing health-
       related behavior;
      Assessing the impact of health messages and campaigns on individuals and
       populations;
      Analyzing user perspectives in accessing health information.

Specific focus areas offered by UNC-CH faculty include:

   (1) New information media - promoting health-related products on the Internet;
   leveraging the ways in which people interact with media/technology to acquire
   health-related information; delivering interventions via the Internet and other new
   media; using interactive media to enhance persuasive communication.
   (2) Customization - creating customized messages and campaigns that make public
   health interventions more effective. These messages match the needs, preferences,
   and other attributes of individuals, groups and communities. Techniques include
   message tailoring, targeting, matching and customization, and the delivery of such
   messages through adaptive interfaces.
   (3) Psychological processes - examining the psychological processes that link public
   health interventions and health behavior; understanding the cognitive and affective
   factors that influence people's use of information.
   (4) Integrated communication strategies – creating and delivering health
   communication messages and interventions through integrated and complementary
   media channels, including interpersonal, broadcast, and online channels.

2. Provide a statement about the need for such a certificate program at UNC-CH and
   whether it is offered at other universities.

The Certificate is needed to improve graduate training and to lay the foundation for
obtaining additional resources. Graduate students in mass communication, public health,
information and library science and psychology would benefit by augmenting their study
within their chosen fields with interdisciplinary training in health communication. The
Certificate will address their search for specialization and will provide recognition of
their interdisciplinary achievement for employers in both the private and public sectors. It
will strengthen the existing informal collaboration between students and faculty in
JOMC, SPH, SILS and the Department of Psychology. Furthermore, the Certificate will
provide an opportunity to demonstrate collaboration among the four schools/departments
and lay the groundwork for attracting additional resources to the program, such as an
NIH-funded training program.

According to our survey of 18 universities (Adelson/Rimer, 2005), only three universities
offer certificates of health communication – Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland State
University, and the University of Kentucky. Only two offer full-time Master’s degree


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programs in Health Communication (M.A.) and five schools, all of public health, offer a
concentration or track in Health Communication on the master’s or doctoral level. At the
same time, there is a tremendous growth of student interest in this area that remains
unmet by our present training apparatus. Harvard University has recently approved a
health communication minor and other schools may respond similarly. To remain
competitive in attracting the best graduate students, JOMC, SPH, SILS and the
Department of Psychology need to be able to offer coordinated and concentrated training
in this growth area.

Existing graduate certificate programs at UNC-CH include one in JOMC, seven in SPH
and four in SILS (Table 1). The Certificate will complement these offerings by
combining specific studies in mass communication, public health, information and library
science and psychology with a unifying theme of health communication.

3. Why is the certificate program necessary beyond offering the program as a minor,
   supporting area, specialization/concentration, or track?

The certificate program provides formal recognition of collaboration among the School
of Journalism and Mass Communication, the School of Public Health, the School of
Information and Library Science and the Department of Psychology on educating
graduate students about theory and methods related to health communication. The minors
or areas of concentration in the four schools address broader fields of interest and reside
within their schools. The Certificate is inherently multidisciplinary, will demonstrate a
focus on health communication and is a component of a larger plan for obtaining training
and research grants in the area of health communication. Not having the Certificate may
substantially hamper our ability to obtain external resources.

The planning committee has already begun to collaborate on seeking additional funding
for a program in health communication. Proposals are being considered for graduate
student fellowships and research funds for faculty members. Initial issues include cancer
prevention and control and sexual health.

4. Provide a statement on the relationship of the certificate program to degree programs
   within the school. To what extent will requirements for the certificate program
   overlap with requirements for master’s or doctoral degrees?

Nine credits will be required for the Certificate. Only one of the three 3-credit courses
required will also count toward fulfilling UNC master’s or doctoral degree requirements.
The other two will be courses selected from an approved list (see Table 2). All
Certificate students will be required to take HBHE 225/JOMC 225 (Health
Communication Theory and Research).

       JOMC. Master’s students are enrolled in one of three programs: mass
communication sequence, professional sequence or medical journalism. Students in the
medical journalism program gain the knowledge and background to pursue further
research in medical journalism so would most likely not be interested in the certificate



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program. The Certificate will however provide students in the mass communication and
professional sequences the opportunity to focus on health as a field of study. One of the
three courses for the Certificate could count as one of the master’s or doctoral student’s
elective or substantive courses in their degree programs.

.        SPH. In the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE),
master's students pursue either a practice option or an applied research option. For
practice option students, they can take HBHE/JOMC 225 as an elective. For the applied
research students, an additional advanced theory course is required. HBHE 225 is on the
list of approved theory courses. In addition to other courses, doctoral students in HBHE
are required to take 2 advanced theory courses.
         In the Department of Nutrition, NUTR 230 is required of all master’s and doctoral
students and could count as one of the additional courses for the Certificate.

        SILS. The School of Information and Library Science currently offers two
master’s programs (in library science and in information science) and a doctoral program.
Students in any of these programs will be eligible to complete the Certificate. While they
can currently concentrate their graduate studies in areas related to the organization and
retrieval of health information, the Certificate will allow them to develop additional
expertise in the communication of health information. One of the three courses required
for the Certificate will be counted within the 48 credits required for the master’s program
or the 36 credits of coursework required for the doctoral program.

        PSYC. Psychology does not admit students for a terminal MA; all graduate
students are working towards the PhD. There are six areas in the department (Biological,
Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Quantitative, and Social), but we expect that most
students who are interested in the Certificate will come from either Clinical or Social.
Although there are several faculty members with interests in health, there is currently no
formal health-related curriculum in the department. The Certificate would allow
interested students to develop additional applied expertise in health communication.

5. Describe the demographics of the target population for the certificate program.

The certificate in health communication is intended primarily for UNC-CH graduate
students in JOMC, SPH (HBHE and NUTR), SILS and PSYC. However, graduate
students from other schools/departments at UNC-CH may apply through the Certificate’s
graduate studies committee.

6. Will the certificate program be offered jointly with another university?
No.

7. Will the certificate program be offered on campus or as a distance learning program?

At this time, the certificate in health communication will be offered only on campus to
degree-seeking residential graduate students.




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8. Describe the admissions criteria and process.

Graduate students interested in pursuing the Certificate will develop their course plan in
consultation with their faculty academic advisor. The joint 4-member Certificate in
Health Communication Committee (one representative from each school) will review all
course plans and determine satisfactory completion of certificate requirements. The
convener of this committee will initially be Jane Brown (JOMC). Faculty members
serving on the committee will donate their time to the program.

Attached are two documents to be signed by the student and faculty advisors. The
“declaration of plan to complete the requirements for the graduate certificate in health
communication” is to be signed at enrollment. The “declaration of fulfillment of
requirements for the certificate in health communication” is to be signed and submitted to
the committee upon completion.

A listserv of students enrolled in the certificate program will be maintained by the faculty
teaching the required course in communication theory and research
(JOMC225/HBHE225). This responsibility will initially reside with JOMC. The listserv
will provide the opportunity to share information about both the program within the
university and the field at large. Also possible is the creation of a wiki, or collaborative
website.

9. Provide a three-year projection of the certificate program’s financial plan. Include the
   impact on campus resources, such as classrooms and instructional personnel, and
   plans for tuition and fees.

The certificate in health communication builds on existing courses offered in the four
schools. JOMC 225 would be a new course. No additional classrooms or instructional
personnel will be required. Tuition and fees will be covered by the graduate students
already enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program.

Initially, Jane Brown and her graduate assistant will be responsible for administering the
program on an in kind basis. The planning committee is already pursuing additional
funding for the health communication program. If enrollment in the certificate program
continues to grow beyond the capacity of the current volunteers, the committee may re-
evaluate the need for additional resources.


10. Provide specific course and other requirements for the certificate program.

Three graduate courses or 9 credits will be required for the certificate in health
communication. One core course on health communication theory and research (HBHE
225/JOMC 225) will be required for all participants. This course will alternate every
other year between JOMC and SPH. Two additional courses will be required from an
approved list (see Table 2).




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          3 credits in a required course on health communication theory and research
           (HEBE 225/JOMC 225)
          3 credits in a course from the approved list and outside the student’s home
           department/school
          3 credits in a course on the approved list

Approved courses include those both specific to health communication and generally
relevant but not specifically about health communication. In the case of a general
course, the student is expected to focus on health communication for any project or paper
that may be required in the course.

See Table 2 for the approved list of courses.

Students may also take pre-approved related courses at Duke University and North
Carolina State University through inter-institutional arrangements.

11. List all faculty members who will be responsible for planning the certificate program
    and for teaching the courses.

The faculty members responsible for planning the certificate program are:

Jane Brown (JOMC)
Sri Kalyanaraman (JOMC)
Noel Brewer (SPH, HBHE)
Kurt Ribisl (SPH, HBHE)
Marci Campbell (SPH, NUTR)
Deborah Tate (SPH, HBHE & NUTR)
Melanie Green (PSYC)
Barbara Wildemuth (SILS)

The faculty members responsible for teaching the courses are listed in Table 2.


12. Provide a three-year, semester-by-semester projection of enrollments and course
    offerings.

Five to ten students are expected to pursue the certificate in health communication each
year. This estimate is based on one to three students from JOMC, SPH and SILS and one
student from PSYC. Course offerings are listed in Table 2.

In addition, four research colloquia will be offered to the Certificate students each
calendar year to explore current issues in health communication. Two roundtables will be
offered in the fall and two in the spring. Each of the four certificate sponsors will be
responsible for deciding on the format and organizing one roundtable per year. These will
provide students and faculty the opportunity to review and discuss their research.




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Three sample prototype sequences of courses are listed in Table 3.


13. Describe the evaluation plan for the certificate program.

The certificate program will be evaluated annually by a joint committee representing the
sponsors. This evaluation will consider student interest in the program and feedback from
faculty teaching the approved courses. Each year students who complete the program will
be surveyed for their level of satisfaction, perceived learning and suggestions for
improvement. Graduates of the program will be surveyed for their perceptions of the
program’s impact on job acquisition or job performance. Benchmarks of the evaluation
will include the number of students enrolled in the program, their selection of courses,
and their perceptions upon completion of the Certificate.

14. By separate e-mails are letters of support from the Deans of JOMC, SPH, SILS and
College of Arts and Sciences.




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Table 1. Existing Graduate Certificate Programs in the School of Journalism and
Mass Communication (JOMC), School of Public Health (SPH) and School of
Information and Library Science (SILS)
Name              Sponsoring unit Purpose            Students       Requirements
Certificate in    JOMC             Understand        Distance       4 online
Technology and                     consequences      learning       graduate-level
Communication                      of media                         courses;
                                   technologies on Bachelor’s       5 courses
                                   political, social degree and     offered
                                   and economic      application
                                   structures

Certificate in      SPH Office of   Understand        Enrolled in       4 graduate-
Global Health       Global Health   global health     graduate degree   level courses
                                    conditions,       program of        with global
                                    needs and         SPH; other        health content;
                                    solutions that    graduate          minimum of 9
                                    cross borders     students at       credits
                                                      UNC-CH may
                                                      apply
Interdisciplinary   SPH Program     Understand        Enrolled          10 credit hours;
Certificate in      on Ethnicity,   contributors to students at         2 courses (4
Health              Culture and     health            UNC-CH;           hours) required,
Disparities         Health          disparities in    Continuing        remaining 6
                    Outcomes        racial/ethnic     education         hours from
                    (ECHO)          groups and how students             health
                                    to translate into                   disparities
                                    interventions                       curriculum
Certificate         SPH North       Understand the Public health        12 credit hours
Program in          Carolina        infrastructure    practitioners
Core Public         Institute for   and core
Health              Public Health   services of       Online courses
Concepts                            public health
Certificate in      SPH Program     Partners with     Enrollment        Program being
Health              on Health       government        closed Fall,      restructured for
Outcomes and        Outcomes        and private       2005              online
Quality of Care                     health
                                    organizations to
                                    improve health
                                    outcomes
Certificate         SPH             Prepare for and Professionals in    4 courses;
Program in          Department of   respond to        public health,    distance
Community           Health Policy   natural and       health services   learning with 2
Preparedness        and             human-made        and emergency     days on campus


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and Disaster     Administration    disasters          management          every 13 weeks
Management

Certificate in   SPH               Improve            Healthcare          14 credits,
Public           Department of     management of      professionals       online courses
Healthcare       Health Policy     people, money,                         with on campus
Management       and               information,                           sessions at
                 Administration    projects and                           beginning and
                                   partnerships in                        end of program
                                   healthcare
                                   organizations
Certificate in   SPH Institute     Prepare public     Public health       12 credit hours;
Field            for Public        health             professionals       4 online
Epidemiology     Health            workforce to                           courses
                                   respond to
                                   emerging and
                                   re-emerging
                                   health threats,
                                   bioterrorism in
                                   particular
Interdisciplinary School of        With School of     Graduate            15 credit hours,
Certificate on    Information      Social Work; to    students,           6 categories of
Aging             and Library      expand             professionals       courses
                  Science          knowledge in       and faculty
                                   aging
Certificate of   School of         With degree        Master’s            48 hours
Specialization   Information       program            students            graduate
in               and Library                                              courses; project
Bioinformatics   Science                                                  in
                                                                          bioinformatics
School Library   School of         With School of     Online              8 online
Media            Information       Education          certification for   courses; exams
Coordinator      and Library                          those with
Program          Science                              MLS
Certificate in   School of         Specialization     SILS master’s    4 graduate
International    Information       in international   and doctoral     courses,
Development      and Library       development        students         including INLS
                 Science           and social                          204 and 2
                                   change                              external to
                                                                       SILS; bi-
                                                                       weekly
                                                                       workshop in
                                                                       spring; major
                                                                       paper
Sources: The Graduate School (11/14/05); certificate program Websites (11/18/05)



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Table 2. Approved courses for Certificate in Health Communication

Course Number                 Title             Instructor            Offered
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
JOMC 225              Health               Brown               Spring, 2007
                      Communication                            Fall thereafter
                      Theory and
                      Research
JOMC 145*             Process and Effects Kalyanaraman         Fall and Spring
                      of Mass
                      Communication
JOMC 175*             Concepts of          Lauterborn          Spring
                      Marketing
JOMC 245              Theories of Mass     Gibson              Fall
                      Communication
JOMC 230*             Public Relations     Dougall             Fall
                      Foundations
JOMC 330*             Seminar in Public    Boynton             Fall
                      Relations (builds on
                      JOMC 230)
JOMC 391*             Psychology of        Kalyanaraman        Fall
                      Human-Computer
                      Interaction
New course*           Crisis               Dougall
                      Communication
School of Public Health
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
Department of Nutrition
HBHE 225              Health               Ribisl              Fall
                      Communication
                      Theory and
                      Research
HBHE 130a             Social and           Lewis               Fall
                      Behavioral
                      Foundations of
                      Health Education
                      (for HBHE majors)
           a
HBHE 131              Social and           Golden              Spring
                      Behavioral Sciences
                      in Public Health(for
                      HBHE non-majors)
           a
NUTR 230              Dietary Change       Campbell            Spring
                      Interventions (for
                      NUTR majors)
PUB 201-20            Communication for Golin/Sheridan         Spring
                      Health-related


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                      Decision Making
HBHE 295              eHealth                  Ribisl                 Fall
HBHE 300              Social                   DeVellis               Alternate Springs
                      Psychological
                      Theories of
                      Individual Health
                      Behavior
HBHE 311              Development of           Tate                   Fall
                      health Promotion
                      and disease
                      prevention
                      intervention(HBHE
                      students only)
a
  Student would take only one of these three courses.
School of Information and Library Science
INLS 110              Consumer Health          Gollop, Marshall       Fall/Spring
                      Information
SILS 213*             User Perspectives in Solomon/                   Fall
                      Information              Wildemuth
                      Systems and
                      Services
SILS 225              Health Sciences and Gollop                      Spring
                      Information
SILS 162*             Systems analysis         Haas/ Wildemuth        Fall/Spring
SILS 180*             Human Information Barreau/                      Fall/Spring
                      Interaction              Marchionini
SILS 181*             Internet                 Kelly                  Fall/Spring
                      Applications
SILS 257*             Interface design         Wildemuth              Spring
SILS 357*             Human-Computer           Marchionini            Fall
                      Interaction (SILS
                      students only)
College of Arts and Sciences
PSYC 145              Health Psychology        Gil, Koo-Loeb          Fall, Spring
PSYC 191*             Attitude Change          Green
PSYC 322              Seminar in Clinical Gil, Staff
                      Health Psychology
* These are general courses; paper or project should be related to health communication.




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Table 3. Prototype sequences of courses.

School of Information and Library Science
       MSIS (with program concentrating on Web design for health communication; *
       indicates courses applied to certificate)
               Semester 1
                      INLS 150, Organization of Information
                      INLS 162, Systems Analysis
                      INLS 180, Human Information Interaction
                      INLS 181, Internet Applications
               Semester 2
                      INLS 157, Database I
                      INLS 172, Information Retrieval
                      INLS 257, User Interface Design
                      INLS 183, Distributed Systems and Administration
               Summer
                      INLS 131, Management of Information Agencies
                      INLS 187, Information Security
               Semester 3
                      INLS 258, Database II
                      INLS 201, Research Methods
                      *INLS 357, Seminar in Human-Computer Interaction
                      *HBHE 225/JOMC 225, Health Communication Theory and
                              Research
               Semester 4
                      INLS 259, Web Databases
                      INLS 299, Supervised Field Experience
                      INLS 392, Master’s Paper
                      *JOMC 391, Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction

       MSLS (with program concentrating on communication in health sciences
       libraries; * indicates courses applied to certificate)
               Semester 1
                        INLS 151, Organization of Materials I
                        INLS 162, Systems Analysis
                        INLS 180, Human Information Interaction
                        INLS 111, Information Resources and Services
               Semester 2
                        INLS 110, Consumer Health Information
                        INLS 153, Resource Selection and Evaluation
                        INLS 211, Information Retrieval Search Strategies
                        INLS 226, Managing Serials in an Electronic Age
               Summer
                        INLS 131, Management of Information Agencies
                        INLS 237, Marketing of Information Services




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             Semester 3
                   INLS 201, Research Methods
                   *PSYC 145, Health Psychology
                   *INLS 225, Health Sciences Information
                   *HBHE 225/JOMC 225, Health Communication Theory and
                         Research
             Semester 4
                   INLS 218, Information Services for Special Populations
                   INLS 247, Special Libraries and Knowledge Management
                   INLS 299, Supervised Field Experience
                   INLS 392, Master’s Paper


School of Journalism and Mass Communication
       JOMC (MA Mass Communication Sequence; * indicates courses applied to
       certificate); course numbers to change with 2006-2007 academic year.
               Semester 1
                       JOMC 201, Research Methods
                       JOMC 264, Mass Communication Law and Ethics
                       JOMC 245, Theories of Mass Communication
                       PSYC 145, Health Psychology

             Semester 2
                   JOMC 210, Qualitative Methods
                   *PSYC 191, Attitude Change
                   JOMC 211, Statistics
                   JOMC 340, Mass Communication and Society

             Summer
                  EDUC 184, Statistics
                  EDUC 284, Statistics

             Semester 3
                   *JOMC 391, Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction
                   *HBHE 225/JOMC 225, Health Communication Theory and
                        Research
                   JOMC 191, Sexual Minorities and the Mass Media
                   HBHE 300, Social Psychological Theories of Health Decision
                        Making
             Semester 4
                   JOMC 393, Thesis

      JOMC (MA Professional Sequence; * indicates courses applied to certificate)
           Semester 1
                 JOMC 201, Research Methods
                 JOMC 264, Mass Communication Law and Ethics


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                     JOMC 230, Principles of Public Relations
                     JOMC 50, Electronic Information Gathering
                     JOMC 120, Intro to Video Production

              Semester 2
                    JOMC 210, Qualitative Methods
                    *PSYC 191, Attitude Change
                    JOMC 132, Public Relations Writing
                    JOMC 340, Mass Communication and Society
                    *JOMC 175, Concepts of Marketing

              Semester 3
                    *HBHE 225/JOMC 225, Health Communication Theory and
                         Research
                    JOMC 134, Public Relations Campaigns
                    JOMC 333, Video for Public Relations and Marketing
                    HBHE 295, eHealth

              Semester 4
                    JOMC 393, Thesis


School of Public Health
       SPH (HBHE MPH Practice; * indicates courses applied to certificate)
             Semester 1
                    HBHE 240, Foundations of HBHE Practice
                    HBHE 172, Program Planning and Evaluation
                    HBHE 130, Theory
                    HBHE 250, Research Methods

              Semester 2
                    BIOS 110, Biostatistics
                    EPID 160, Epidemiology
                    HBHE 241, Community Diagnosis
                    HBHE 252, Intervention Methods

              Semester 3
                    *HBHE 225/JOMC 225, Health Communication Theory and
                           Research
                    *INLS 110, Consumer Health Information
                    ENVR 101, Environmental Science
                    HBHE 243, Master’s Project
                    HBHE 233, Program Management
                    Elective, 3 credits




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Semester 4
      *JOMC 245, Theories of Mass Communication
      HPAA 119, Introduction to Health Policy
      HBHE 392, Master’s Project Paper
      Electives, 5 credits




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                 The Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
                   Declaration of plan to complete the requirements
                         for the graduate certificate program



Name______________________________            Student ID_________________________




Local Address                                 E-mail____________________________

____________________________________

                                              Phone No. (H)______________________

____________________________________

                                                        (W)_____________________

Degree Program                                Degree Program Advisor

____________________________________ __________________________________



Director Graduate Studies in home unit        Certificate in Health Communication
                                              Graduate advisor


____________________________________ __________________________________


Student’s Signature_____________________________________Date____________

Degree Program Advisor________________________________ Date____________

CHC Graduate Advisor__________________________________Date____________




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                  The Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
     Students and advisors may use this form as a working template for completion
of certificate requirements. A final copy with signatures attesting to the fulfillment of all
 requirements should be submitted to the Certificate in Health Communication (CHC)
    graduate studies committee by the CHC advisor two weeks prior to final date for
                            submission to the graduate school.


Name_______________________________ Student ID_________________________


Program Advisor_____________________              CHC Advisor_______________________

                                                  Expected date of:
Degree                                               Degree completion_______________
Program____________________________
                                                     Qualifying exams________________

Certification Requirements

(1) Health Communication Theory and               Semester/year______________________
Research (required)
                                                  Instructor__________________________


(2) Approved graduate course (3 hours)            Semester/year______________________
outside of department/school
                                                  Instructor__________________________


(3) Approved graduate course (3 hours)            Semester/year______________________

                                                  Instructor__________________________


Record of meetings with Program Advisor:

Record of meetings with CHC Advisor:

Date of submission to CHC Graduate Studies Committee:

Student’s Signature                           Advisor’s Signature (specify title)


_______________________________               __________________________________




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