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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

Graduate Certificate in Applied Health Research

Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition  |   Graduate Certificate

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Purpose of Program

The graduate certificate in Applied Health Research is designed to meet the needs of students who want to develop skills related to community & applied public health research. Students with a background in health education, health promotion, psychology, nutrition, or other related fields may find the program particularly beneficial. The certificate provides students with an understanding of the scope and skills associated with applied health research, especially community-based participatory research. The certificate will be offered 100% online and provides the opportunity to gain critical skills in responsibilities and competencies related to both health educator certification and public health research.

Program Options

The certificate coursework allows students to develop skills to identify potential data sources and determine appropriate study designs. In addition, the coursework will expose students to utilizing data collection methods that yield reliable and valid data; conducting descriptive and inferential analysis of data; interpreting epidemiological studies and using epidemiological findings to inform community health research projects.

Students pursuing this program will complete the following courses:

KAH 5083   Epidemiology

KAH 5353   Research Methods in Community & Public Health

KAH 5363   Data Management and Descriptive Analytics

KAH 5373   Inferential Statistics

Career Opportunities

The skills acquired through this Applied Health Research certificate may make students more competitive for roles as entry-level researchers in a variety of settings related to community and public health. Students can become more informed consumers of research findings and more readily identify evidence-based programs. Additionally, the certificate can help prepare students for future graduate work in community & public health.

Job Outlook/Earnings

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:

  • Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, Psychology, Nutrition, or Dietetics. Closely related degrees will be considered based on completed coursework
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0, though students with a 3.0 GPA in their last two years will be considered
  • To maintain enrollment in the certificate program, students should maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout tenure in the program
  • Two professional letters of recommendation with specified criteria to address 
  • Statement of Purpose in pursuing the certificate

Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking

For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)


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Financial Aid & Scholarships

To apply for financial aid, complete the:

Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)


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For additional help in finding and applying for scholarships, please contact:

Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Services
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210-458-4487 fax

UTSA Graduate School

Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

College of Education and Human Development

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The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249