Online Public Health Certificate in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies (CT UCEDD)

October 31, 2013

The University of Connecticut's A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD), in partnership with the UConn Health Center School of Medicine, Public Health Graduate Education Programs, is proud to announce a new online Public Health Certificate in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Program (PHCIDS). This 12-credit graduate-level program is designed to enhance the knowledge, competencies, and skills of individuals working or engaging in graduate studies in medicine, nursing, social work, law, education, psychology, political science, advocacy, public health, disabilities, and various other fields related to public health and disability.

UConn's Public Health Certificate in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies can be completed in one year. The program begins in Spring 2014. Courses will be offered in the spring, summer, and fall semesters as follows:

  • Foundations of Public Health and Disability - Spring and Fall semesters
  • Epidemiology of Disability - Spring semester
  • Disability Law, Policy, Ethics, and Advocacy - Summer and Fall semesters
  • Public Health Interventions in Disability - Summer and Fall semesters

Students will be required to develop a professional portfolio by the conclusion of the program. Designed to give the students a competitive edge, this portfolio can be used for career enhancement, additional graduate work, or shared with potential employers.

To learn more about the PHCIDS, or to request information, please visit us online at:

Email: [email protected]