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Public Health and Wellness

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Interested in a career in Public Health and Wellness? Mercyhurst’s Post-Baccalaureate program allows students coming from any background to learn about the exciting opportunities awaiting in the public health industry. Public health is the science of protecting and promoting the health and wellbeing of people and communities in a hands-on way. This field is not only specific to doctors and nurses but can also include researchers, educators, policymakers, trainers, and coaches. Our diverse set of course requirements equips students with a holistic understanding of public health from nutrition, environmental health, and health psychology. 

    • FNUT 131: Introduction to Nutrition
    • PUBH 101: Foundations of Public Health
    • PUBH 109: Public Health Education
    • PUBH 201: Environmental Health
    • PUBH 205: Public Health Policy
    • PUBH 211: Global Health
    • PUBH 276: Public Health Nutrition
    • SOC 108: Human Growth & Development
    • SBM 100: Introduction to Sport Industry 
    • SPMD 155: Personal Health science 
    • PSYC 225: Health Psychology
    • COM 210: Mindful Communication

    To be admitted into a Post-Baccalaureate program, students shall have the following at the time of enrollment:

    • Completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a federally-approved institutional accreditor or its foreign equivalent
    • Earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours attempted across all academic institutions

    The following materials are required to apply:

    • A completed free online application
    • Official transcript showing a bachelor's degree or higher conferred from a federally approved institutional accreditor or its foreign equivalent

    After submitting your application, official college transcripts are sent to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at:
    Mercyhurst University
    Attn: Graduate and Professional Admissions
    501 E 38th St
    Erie, PA 16546
    Applications for Post-Baccalaureate programs are accepted on a rolling basis. Once you've applied, you will receive communication from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions regarding your acceptance. Students in Post-Baccalaureate programs are not eligible for GA/GE positions or academic/merit-based scholarships.