Graduate Certificate for Health Literacy

Georgia State University
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 2 to 4 semesters
Per Credit Hour Cost Get information on the per credit hour cost. See Website

Program Description

Improved health literacy increases health equity. Addressing health literacy reduces disparities through improved communication between patients and health consumers and those who provide health information, such as doctors or public health workers.

This online graduate certificate strengthens competencies already acquired in fields such as nursing, social work, public health and adult literacy. You will learn the importance of understandable and actionable health information, the challenges of acquiring and changing health-related behavior and the development of programs in the community for addressing low health literacy.

The online Graduate Certificate in Health Literacy combines a theoretical and practical approach to issues of health literate communication in adult education, the health professions, healthcare administration and public health.

This program is designed for :

  • Adult educators
  • Researchers
  • Health care professionals
  • Health system employees
  • Public health practitioners

A significant feature of this certificate is the collaboration among scholars and practitioners in adult education, the health professions, healthcare administration and health promotion and behavior. The program gives students a systematic understanding of how health literacy impacts education, health outcomes, health communication, health promotion and behavior between and among individuals, businesses, health care entities, and traditional and digital media. These skills are critical in industry, academia, business, non-profit organizations, healthcare facilities, and government.

Admissions Information

When applying to the Health Literacy Graduate Certificate program, you will need to submit several documents for review:

  • Online application
  • Application fee of $50
  • Goals statement (upload with the application)
  • Official transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or master’s degree required for admission.

Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended either electronically to or by mailing to:

Georgia State University
Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 4018
Atlanta, GA 30302

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges