|UM SPH Home > Executive and Continuing Education|
Executive and Continuing Education
The University of Michigan School of Public Health offers innovative programs to keep working professionals up-to-date on the latest developments in their field, while at the same time continuing to expand and further their professional interests. The Office of Public Health Practice, seeks to strengthen the current and future public health workforce through applied research, education, training, and service.
The executive and continuing education programs vary in length, discipline, and degree-granting status. Some explore emerging issues, while others address ongoing training needs. But from single-day symposia to multi-year medical residencies and other degree programs, they are united in a common goal: to broaden the skills and further the work of public health professionals.
On Job/On Campus Graduate Degree Programs
On Job/On Campus (OJ/OC) programs allow working professionals to continue their careers while participating in a 19-24 month course of weekend study (depending upon program) that culminates in a degree from UM SPH. OJ/OC students attend classes in Ann Arbor for intensive, four-day weekends--monthly currently, but the increasing incorporation of distance learning is slated to reduce on campus weekend sessions in some programs. OJ/OC students have the same instructors, course offerings, and course requirements (exams, reports, etc.) as residential students. The difference is the custom fit for working professionals. More info.
Michigan Public Health Training Center
As part of the Office of Public Health Practice, the Michigan Public Health Training Center (Michigan PHTC) seeks to advance the practices, services, systems and outcomes of agencies working to improve population health and to advance health equity for all people in Michigan. The Michigan PHTC provides competency-based training via distance learning methods and other formats. Most trainings are free. More info.
Preventive Medicine Residency
The central goal of the Preventive Medicine Residency is to train highly-qualified physicians for careers in public health, clinical preventive medicine, applied epidemiology, environmental health, health promotion, and health administration and to prepare residents for board eligibility by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Year one of the program is spent pursuing a master of public health degree and working in primary care organizations serving under-served populations in Detroit and Jackson. Year two includes application of knowledge through practicum rotations at Community Health Centers, state and local public health agencies, and health systems. More info.
Certificate in the Foundations of Public Health
The Certificate in the Foundations of Public Health is a 16-hour interdepartmental online program that offers coursework in each of the five major disciplines of public health for students wishing to earn graduate credit. Courses are taught by University of Michigan School of Public Health faculty using distance learning. Certificate coursework may be transferable to a degree program within UM SPH or to other schools or programs of public health. More info.
Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology
Since 1987, the University of Michigan has served as the host institution for this program offering over 40 courses of intensive instruction in the principles, methods, and applications of epidemiology. The program fills an important role in the education and training of graduate students in public health, physicians and health professionals throughout the world. More info.
Continuing Industrial Hygiene Education
A variety of continuing education and professional development courses for practitioners in industrial health and safety are offered at various locations, both at the UM School of Public Health and off-campus. These include programs taught through the NIOSH Educational Resource Center (COHSE) in occupational health and in other programs and departments. More info.
Public Health Symposium
The UM School of Public Health biennial symposium, a formal component of the school's curriculum, provides a forum for rigorous discussion of a current public health topic for the students, faculty, and guests of the school. More info.
The Health Management and Policy Alumni Association and the Griffith Leadership Center host an annual symposium to strengthen leadership development in healthcare. More info.
Organized by the Office of Public Health Practice, this event draws public health leaders from across the state to focus on academic-practice collaborations. More info.
School of Public Health Contact Information
Office of Academic Affairs