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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health and Risk Management Minor or Certificate

The Public Health and Risk Management (PHRM) program will equip students with the skills to assess and respond to their organizations’ public health risks by giving them a basic understanding of the concepts and science of public health and risk management. The certificate is available to both matriculated and non-matriculated students. Current CWU students can use the PHRM certificate with many majors to enhance their career opportunities and gain a competitive advantage in the job market. Practicing professionals in occupational safety, health, and related fields can help organizations better prepare for public health crises and mitigate their impacts by participating in this certificate program. Complete the requirements 100% Online.

Admission Requirements
The PHRM minor/certificate applications are accepted throughout the year, and typically, the students start in the fall quarter. For details about the application procedures, contact the ETSC Department.

Graduation Requirements
Students should complete the requirements for the minor/certificate with a 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0) as a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the coursework.

Program Requirements
A minimum grade of “C” is required in each of the courses used to satisfy the PHRM minor/certificate.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Define professional and ethical responsibilities of risk management professionals.
  • Describe the fundamental theories of risk management.
  • Explain the collaborative role that public health plays in mitigating risk.
  • Examine, interpret, and apply data to manage hazards and risks.
  • Identify and describe various risks and the techniques to manage them.
  • Develop a comprehensive emergency management plan.
  • Demonstrate the broad application of epidemiology to risk management.