Online Certificate in the Fundamentals of Public Health

Advance your career. Learn the fundamentals of public health online from the world-class University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM SPH) without ever traveling to campus.

The 16-credit graduate program, is taught by leading UM SPH faculty and comprised of the following five courses:

  • Principles of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Psychosocial Factors in Health-Related Behavior
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Strategies and Uses of Epidemiology
  • Survey of the U.S. Health Care System

The cost of the entire program is equivalent to one semester of graduate work at UM SPH, and is billed by the course. All U.S. residents pay in-state tuition rates.

If you’d like to get an idea of what the program is like, explore the Online Experience ( You may also view an excerpt from a sample class discussing why theory is important in understanding health behaviors. To access the online application and for more details about the CFPH program, visit the CFPH website:

For more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at or 734.615.2950.

American Public Health Association – Professional Development System

APHA’s offers an Online Professional Development Resource for public health professionals and those interested in public health. This webpage is the portal to APHA’s education, career and professional development activities. APHA’s goal is to provide you with easy access to expanded opportunities to earn continuing education (CE) credit online; view webinars on relevant topics; and link you to other resources, meetings and activities that might be of interest.

Through this site, you will be able to:

•Link to webinars and podcasts on issues, such as sodium reduction, climate change & transportation

•Earn CE credit for approved activities

• View partner organization’s CE activities

•Access APHA’s Public Health Calendar to find meetings and activities of interest

•Request CE for your association or group’s meeting


CDC Learning Connection – CDC Train

CDC TRAIN is a national learning network to access public health learning products. Log in to

  • Locate courses specifically geared toward your profession
  • Register for training and track your learning through a single TRAIN transcript
  • Find up-to-date courses on a spectrum of public health issues
  • Participate in your public health communities of practice through TRAIN discussion boards