HPM: Certificate in Community Preparedness and Disaster Management (PHDM Online + campus visit(s)) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
HPM: Certificate in Community Preparedness and Disaster Management (PHDM Online + campus visit(s))

Overview of HPM Certificate in Community Preparedness and Disaster Management (PHDM Online + campus visit(s))

Program Focus

Provides community leaders in public health, health services, emergency management, local and state government, the military and volunteers with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of management systems used to mitigate and prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters, including terrorism. Three courses are offered to each cohort, covering the administrative structures of disaster management at the local, state and federal levels; the science of disasters; methods to plan for and to analyze disasters; and planning and implementation of disaster management programs. This online certificate is available to anyone. Students must come to campus twice (for 2 days each visit) during the program.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
9
9 credit hours that may be utilized as approved electives for undergraduate or graduate degrees.
Expected Duration:
3 semesters
Learning Environment:
Online + campus visit(s)
Application Cycle:
Spring
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
December 9, 2014
See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Disaster management professionals, contractors, military, volunteers or students.
Applications Received:
~20
Applicants Admitted:
~15
Enrolled Student Demographics:
School-wide demographics:
  • 70% / 30% female to male
  • 38% minority, including 20% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 10% international
  • mean age of 31
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
~20
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 11-19

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
~475 per credit hour
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Estimated Out-of-State Tuition & Fees:
~1,300 per credit hour
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Funding:
None available.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Undergraduate degree preferred, but, not required.
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
None required
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
Preferred
Disaster experience is preferred, but, not required.
Visit Opportunities:

Please contact Ms. Kim Sieler to schedule a department visit.

During the Program

Required Courses:
Spring 1: HPM 420 Fall 1: HPM 422 Emergency Management I | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/422.pdf Spring 2: HPM 423 Emergency Management II | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/423.pdf
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
Assignments per course modules
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
None required
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Not required
Global Options Available:

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strives to integrate global content and approaches across the School’s courses, programs and degrees. We believe that every student should emerge from our School with an understanding of global health issues. Some courses are focused largely on global issues, others are designed so that global and local issues are intertwined and some still are evolving. Learn more about these options.

NOTE: Certificate students don’t have opportunity for global study outside courses comprising program.

After the Program

Employment Opportunities:
Directors of local, state and federal disaster programs. Public health preparedness positions. Contractor, volunteer and non-profit disaster related positions.
Example Job Responsibilities:
Response management; plans development and review; operations management; program evaluation
The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

Program Contact:

Kim Sieler
Assistant Registrar
(919) 966-7364
120-A Rosenau Hall
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
USA
Bill Gentry
Lecturer
(919) 966-4228
115 Rosenau Hall
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
USA