Interprofessional Certificate in Rural Community Health

Graduate Department Certificate Program


Due to the global complexity of today’s world, it has become essential for health care professionals to acquire increased knowledge and skills to meet the healthcare needs of medically underserved populations around the world. The Interprofessional Rural Community Health certificate is an online course designed for students and graduates of any profession seeking to learn the pillars of health care in diverse settings. The online certificate program introduces students to fundamental concepts including the social, political, and economic determinants of health with a focus on meeting the needs of the medically underserved though empowerment of individuals to manage their own health and improve quality of life within their communities.

Emphasis on a team approach, the use of technology, and employment of evidence based strategies serve to prepare each graduate of the Interprofessional Rural Community Health Certificate program with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a variety of settings.

The Interprofessional Rural Community Health Certificate is appropriate for any student involved in Global Health, Public Health, Nursing, Health Administration, Allied Health, Medicine or others. This online certificate is completed in 12 semester credit hours. A field experience in the principle area of interest is expected in the final semester as part of program requirements. Completion of an online orientation module is required. Available for both graduate and undergraduate students.

For more information contact Graduate Coordinators.

Program Length

The Interprofessional Certificate in Rural Community Health is completed in up to 12 semester credit hours.

Program Cost

Current tuition information can be found here or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30am-4pm CST at (806) 743-7867. Additional school fees applied may vary.

Financial Aid

Financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) are available upon admittance to the School of Nursing. Additional information may be found at the Financial Aid Office website or by calling 806-743-3025.