Communicate health issues across barriers

Quick facts

  • Program type: Individual courses
  • Academic home: School of Health Professions | Department of Health Sciences
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 15
  • Estimated program cost: $6,226.95*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the credit you deserve

This one-of-a-kind certificate of achievement in health sciences from MU will help you communicate health issues across cultural, language and behavioral barriers. If you are a clinician or administrator who works directly or indirectly with patients in health care and social service situations, this may be the program for you.

Career prospects

This program can help you

  • Understand the complex factors affecting the health of communities
  • Challenge the existing assumptions and biases of the health care system
  • Examine relationships between behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that enhance or compromise health
  • Explore differences and attitudes toward the health care industry across various social, cultural and ability groups
  • Promote healthy lifestyles and prevent disease and injury through education

Program structure and topics

These health sciences courses are 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. Classes are semester based.

Course work cover such topics as

  • Culture
  • Ethics
  • Humanism
  • Personality
  • Policy disparities

After you have completed 15 credit hours of course work in health literacy, you will receive a certificate of achievement from the MU School of Health Professions. The certificate will not appear on your official MU transcript, however.

You can apply your 15 credit hours to the online bachelor of health sciences degree program.

Reduced tuition

Want a 10 percent reduction on your tuition? Mizzou Online offers tuition awards for community college graduates, veterans, military service members and their dependents.

Learn more.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Health Sciences.