Continuing education

Never stop learning

UTHealth School of Public Health offers a wide range of certificate courses, workshops, and training that can help you advance your career or dive into new areas of public health. Whether you’re looking to refresh your skills, expand your resume, secure your continuing education credit hours, we provide a number of ways to help you keep learning throughout your career.

Non-degree certificate programs

Our non-degree certificate programs are a great option for public health professionals looking to enhance their skills to progress in their careers and for those already working in healthcare or providing health services who need knowledge and skills in some areas of public health without completing a full degree. In some instances, students in a certificate program can apply their credit hours towards one of our graduate degree programs after the certificate is completed.

Non-degree certificate students are required to apply to our school through SOPHAS Express. For more information, visit our admissions page.

We currently offer the following non-degree certificates:

  • Advanced Data Science Certificate
  • Advanced Planning and Evaluation for Health Promotion Programs Certificate
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods for Behavioral Sciences Certificate
  • Clinical Nutrition and Public Health Certificate* 
  • Culinary Nutrition and Public Health Certificate* 
  • Data Science Certificate
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics Certificate
  • Global Health Certificate
  • Health Disparities Certificate
  • Health Promotion Program Planning and Evaluation Certificate
  • Healthcare Administration Certificate
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Behavioral Sciences Certificate
  • Leadership Theory and Practice Certificate
  • Maternal and Child Health Certificate
  • Public Health Certificate
  • Public Health Informatics Certificate

* Houston Campus Only

For questions about the available certificates for non-degree-seeking students, please contact [email protected] or 713-500-9036. Please note that we do not sponsor student visas for international graduate certificate applicants.

Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

UTHealth School of Public Health’s Center for Health Promotion and Prevention (CHPPR) provides continuing education to help public health practitioners and academics keep their skills up-to-date. Areas of focus for continuing education include dissemination and implementation research and practice, intervention mapping, maternal and child health, and clinical applications relating to health promotion and disease prevention.

For more information about what courses are available please visit the workshops section of the CHPPR website

George McMillan Fleming Center for Healthcare Management

UTHealth School of Public Health’s Fleming Center hosts a number executive education courses, offered in partnership with the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, which help busy health care professionals sharpen their skills and build the sought-after managerial and leadership expertise necessary to excel in today’s evolving health care industry. Classes feature engaging instruction with an emphasis on organizational dynamics, planning and implementing change, working in teams and real-world problem-solving.

For more information about which courses are currently available, please visit the Fleming Center website.

P2R Academy

The P2R Academy is a collection of online and in-person professional development opportunities assembled into a convenient web-based platform that provides safety training for workers who handle hazardous materials and infectious agents.

Coalition partners include UTHealth School of Public Health, University of Utah, Indiana University School of Public Health, Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, Harvard School of Public Health, and others. Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, the P2R Academy delivers health and safety training with an emphasis on population-level prevention, preparedness, and response to anticipated hazards and disasters.

To see upcoming events and sign up for a training program, visit the P2R website

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

UTHealth School of Public Health’s Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) specializes in training for professionals and decision-makers in the occupational and environmental health fields by delivering specialized courses in response to current training needs. SWCOEH’s core subject areas include occupational medicine and nursing, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous substances and materials, and worker well-being.

To learn more about SWCOEH, or to review the training schedules, visit the SWCOEH website