Online Health Communication Micro-Credential

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Build Your Communication Skills with Our Foundations of Health Communication Professional Micro-Credential

Micro-credentials are a low-cost, low-risk way to enhance your professional capabilities and acquire new skills. At Hawai‘i Pacific University, our Foundations of Health Communication Professional Micro-Credential provides a streamlined path to help you prepare to excel in your current role or grow into a new one.

In just two courses, you’ll build your foundations in communication theories and best practices within the health care industry. The program also gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience in creating messaging for patients, health care providers, industry professionals, and the public. As an online student at HPU, you'll have the opportunity to experience a variety of perspectives as you connect with professors and fellow students from around the world.

Our micro-credential program also gives you a head start on the next step in your education. You can apply the credits you earn toward a Master of Arts in Health Communication in the future.


Length: 16 weeks

Total Credits: 6 credits

Upcoming Start Date: Summer
May 6, 2024

The Foundations of Health Communication Micro-Credential includes two courses:

COM 6000

Communication Theory

3 Credits

PH 6220

Health Behavior Change Theory

3 Credits

Learn from passionate professors at the top of their fields

Earn your micro-credential 100% online and on your time

Experience a supportive and inclusive learning environment

Gain interdisciplinary skills and knowledge across both the health care and communication fields

Build a global perspective alongside colleagues and faculty from around the world