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Interdisciplinary Women's Health

This certificate is offered to enhance knowledge, research and policy in women's health. The certificate is interdisciplinary in nature because by definition, the field of women's health encompasses the physical, cultural, mental and emotional aspects of health. These varied aspects of women's health cannot be well represented by just one discipline, either in the health or social sciences, or the humanities.

The certificate is offered to a variety of groups: graduate students in the health and social sciences, as well as experienced professionals in the health sciences and social services, health educators, social workers and others who wish to develop the skills needed to evaluate and utilize findings in women's health research, as well as articulate the varied aspects of women's health issues.

This Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate is a cooperative program that includes the Colleges of Public Health, Arts & Sciences, Nursing, and Medicine.

The certificate is organized through a group of course tracks designed to offer professional and research-based options within the various disciplines. Each track has 5 courses with 3 additional options for electives.  Applicants for the certificate should contact Ellen Daley, PhD (813-974-8518 or edaley@health.usf.edu) to discuss the various tracks in order to identify the most appropriate for their individual interests and skills. Signatures from two faculty members, Dr. Daley and an additional advisor from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, are required for each person's plan of study.

Fifteen (15) credit hours are required for completion of this Certificate program.

Certificate Tracks

The list of tracks follows. The tables below clarify each track’s required and elective courses.

Available Tracks (click track for detailed information)

 1. Teaching Women's Health Courses in the Health Sciences

Course Designation

Course Prefix and Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Instructor

Required Course

PHC 6532

Issues in Women's Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD

Research Course

PHC 6934

Foundations of Research in Public Health

3 hrs

Kay Perrin , PhD

Elective

SYA 6933

Sexualities

3 hrs

Chris Ponticelli, PhD

Elective

PHC 6414

Adolescent Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD and Kay Perrin , PhD

Elective

PHC 6590

Reproductive Trends and Issues

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD and Jeff Jensen, DO

     

Additional Electives

PHC 6934

Women's Health across the Lifespan

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD, Laurie Woodard, MD

 

WST 6562

Body Politics

3 hrs

Carolyn DiPalma, PhD

 

WST XXXX*

The Response of Women to Illness & Health: A View from the Literature

3 hrs

Carolyn DiPalma, PhD Ellen Daley , PhD

 *In development

 2. Teaching Women's Health and/or Sexuality Courses in Arts and Sciences

Course Designation

Course Prefix and Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Instructor

Required Course

PHC 6532

Issues in Women's Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD

Research Course

WST 6001

Feminist Issues, Research and Methodology

3 hrs

Marilyn Myerson, PhD

Elective

SYA 6933

Sexualities

3 hrs

Chris Ponticelli, PhD

Elective

WST 6562

Body Politics

3 hrs

Carolyn DiPalma, PhD

Elective

PHC 6590

Reproductive Trends and Issues

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD and Jeff Jensen, DO

Additional Electives

PHC 6934

Women's Health across the Lifespan

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD, Laurie Woodard, MD

 

PHC 6535

International Maternal and Child Health

3 hrs

Susan Becker, PhD

 

WST 5934

Gender, Race, Sexuality and Mental Health

3 hrs

Kim Vaz, PhD

 3. Working with Community-Based Organizations/Social Service Agencies

Course Designation

Course Prefix and Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Instructor

Required Course

PHC 6532

Issues in Women's Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD

Research Course

CCJ 6907

Qualitative Research Methods

3 hrs

Wilson Palacios, PhD

Elective

PHC 6413

Family Violence

3 hrs

Marti Coulter, DrPH

Elective

ANG 6198

Gender & Cross-Cultural Perspectives

3 hrs

Nancy White, PhD

Elective

PHC 6414

Adolescent Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD and Kay Perrin , PhD

Additional Electives

MHS 6934

Current Issues in Women's Mental Health: Implications for Research and Practice *

3 hrs

Marion Becker, PhD

 

WST 5934

Gender, Race, Sexuality and Mental Health

3 hrs

Kim Vaz, PhD

 

PHC XXXX*

Aging & Women's Health: Issues in Chronic Illness*

3 hrs

Ellen Daley , PhD

 *In development

 4. Applying Advocacy/Policy to Women's Health

Course Designation

Course Prefix and Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Instructor

Required Course

PHC 6532

Issues in Women's Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD

Research Course

COM 6025

Health Communication

3 hrs

Eric Eisenberg, PhD

Elective

PHC 6934

Women's Health across the Lifespan

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD, Laurie Woodard, MD

Elective

PHC 6537

Maternal and Child Health Policy

3 hrs

Charles Mahan , MD

Elective

WST 6562

Body Politics

3 hrs

Carolyn DiPalma, PhD

Other Electives

NGR 6933

Selected Readings : Physical & Cultural Aspects of Menopause; Political Control of Reproduction *

3 hrs

Cecilia Jevitt, PhD

 

PHC 6934

Gender and Health Issues in Public Health

3 hrs

Jeannine Coreil, PhD

 

PHC XXXX*

Aging & Women's Health: Issues in Chronic Illness*

3 hrs

Ellen Daley , PhD

 *In development

 5. Women's Physical Wellness/Health Promotion

Course Designation

Course Prefix and Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Instructor

Required Course

PHC 6532

Issues in Women's Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD

Research Course

PHC 6934

Foundations of Research in Public Health

3 hrs

Kay Perrin , PhD

Elective

PHC 6537

Maternal and Child Health I

3 hrs

Kay Perrin , PhD

Elective

WST 5934

Body Politics

3 hrs

Carolyn DiPalma, PhD

Elective

PHC 6414

Adolescent Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD and Kay Perrin , PhD

Additional Electives

MED XXXX*

Women's Health Electives (4th Yr Med. Students & Residents)*

3 hrs

Laurie Woodard, MD

 

WST 5934

Gender, Race, Sexuality and Mental Health

3 hrs

Kim Vaz, PhD

 

WST XXXX*

Women and Sexuality

3 hrs

Marilyn Myerson, PhD

 *In development

 6. Teaching Women's Health Courses in Diverse Populations

Required Course

PHC 6532

Issues in Women's Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD

Research Course

PHC 6193

Qualitative Methods in Community Health Research

3 hrs

Jeannine Coreil, PhD

Elective

SYA 6933

Sexualities

3 hrs

Chris Ponticelli, PhD

Elective

ANG 6198

Gender & Cross-Cultural Perspectives

3 hrs

Nancy White, PhD

Elective

ANG 6463

Social Epidemiology

3 hrs

Nancy Romero-Daza, PhD

Additional Electives

WST XXXX*

Women's Health Perspectives from the Healing Sciences*

3 hrs

Gurleen Grewal, PhD

 

ANG 6469

Selected Topics in Medical Anthropology (HIV/AIDS)

3 hrs

Nancy Romero-Daza, PhD

 

WST 5934

Gender, Race, Sexuality and Mental Health

3 hrs

Kim Vaz, PhD

     

*In development

 7. Teaching Women's Health Courses to At-Risk Women's Populations

Course Designation

Course Prefix and Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Instructor

Required Course

PHC 6532

Issues in Women's Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD

Research Course

SYA 6315

Qualitative Research Methods

3 hrs

Jennifer Friedman, PhD

Elective

PHC 6413

Family Violence

3 hrs

Marti Coulter, PhD

Elective

ANG 6198

Gender & Cross-Cultural Perspectives

3 hrs

Nancy White, PhD

Elective

ANG 6469

Selected Topics in Medical Anthropology (HIV/AIDS)

3 hrs

Nancy Romero-Daza, PhD

Additional Electives

PHC XXXX*

Seminars in Women's Mental Health Issues*

3 hrs

Susan Becker, PhD

 

WST 5934

Gender, Race, Sexuality and Mental Health

3 hrs

Kim Vaz, PhD

 

PHC 6535

International Maternal and Child Health

3 hrs

Susan Becker, PhD

 *In development

 8. Women's Health Research (qualitative)

Course Designation

Course Prefix and Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Instructor

Required Course

PHC 6532

Issues in Women's Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD

Research Course

SYA 6315

Feminist Issues, Research and Methodology

3 hrs

Marilyn Myerson, PhD

Elective

ANG 6463

Social Epidemiology

3 hrs

Nancy Romero-Daza, PhD

Elective

ANG 6198

Gender & Cross-Cultural Perspectives

3 hrs

Nancy White, PhD

Elective

PHC 6934

Gender and Health Issues in Public Health

3 hrs

Jeannine Coreil, PhD

Additional Electives

HSC 6934

Women's Health Across the Lifespan

3 hrs

Laurie Woodard, MD Ellen M. Daley, PhD

 

NGR XXXX*

Selected Readings : Phys & Cultural Aspects of Menopause; Political Control of Reproduction*

3 hrs

Cecilia Jevitt, PhD

 

SYA 6933

Sociology of Gender

3 hrs

Chris Ponticelli, PhD

 *In development

 9. Women's Health Research (quantitative)

Course Designation

Course Prefix and Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Instructor

Required Course

PHC 6532

Issues in Women's Health

3 hrs

Ellen M. Daley, PhD

Research Course

PHC 6934

Foundations of Research in Public Health

3 hrs

Kay Perrin , PhD

Elective

SYA 6933

Sociology of Gender

3 hrs

Chris Ponticelli, PhD

Elective

PHC 6535

International Maternal and Child Health

3 hrs

Susan Becker, PhD

Elective

ANG 6469

Selected Topics in Medical Anthropology (HIV/AIDS)

3 hrs

Nancy Romero-Daza, PhD

Additional Electives

PHC 6934

Reproductive & Perinatal  Epidemiology

3 hrs

Wendy Nembhard, PhD

 

PHC 6934

Epidemiologic Issues in Women's Health*

3 hrs

Heather Stockwell, PhD

 

PHC 6537

Maternal and Child Health Policy

3 hrs

Charles Mahan , MD

Application Process for Enrollment Please visit http://www.usf.edu/innovative-education/programs/graduate-certificates/application-process.aspx to download an application. In addition to the application forms please submit:

  • Official transcripts
  • A resume
  • A 250-word letter of interest stating your objectives in pursuing this course of study

Standardized Test Requirements
There are no specific test requirements.

Registration Process for Individual Courses
Follow the accepted procedure for graduate level courses.

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate
The certificate should be completed within four semesters.

Fees per Course / Credit Hour
Fees parallel that of standard graduate level classes.  Please visit the USF website at http://www.usf.edu/innovative-education/programs/graduate-certificates/cost-to-attend.aspx to view current fees.  

Course Location
This Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

For Certificate Contact Information go to: http://www.usf.edu/innovative-education/graduate-certificates/programs/womens-health.aspx

Special Notes:

  • This graduate certificate does not require that you submit GRE scores with your application
  • You may apply and/or enroll any semester as a certificate-seeking student
  • The College of Public Health website is www.publichealth.usf.edu
  • The College of Public Health graduate certificate website is http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/catalog/2012-2013/05_gradcert.html
  • The College of Public Health
  • toll-free number is 888-USF-COPH and press 1 for Student Advising

 Matrix of Courses and Tracks

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Required Courses (3 credit hours)

Course No.

Course

College

Certificate Track

PHC 6532

Issues in Women's Health

COPH

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Required Research Courses (3 credit hours – choose one)

CCJ 6907

Qualitative Research Methods

CAS

3

COM 6025

Health Communication

CAS

4

PHC 6193

Qualitative Meth. in Community Health Research

COPH

6

PHC 6934

Foundations of Research in Public Health

COPH

1, 5, 9

SYA 6315

Qualitative Research Methods

CAS

7

WST 6001

Feminist Issues, Research & Methodology

CAS

2, 8

Elective Courses (9 credit hours – choose three)

ANG 6198

Gender & Cross-Cultural Perspectives

CAS

3, 6, 7, 8

ANG 6463

Social Epidemiology

CAS

6, 8

ANG 6469

Selected Topics in Medical Anthro. (HIV/AIDS)

CAS

6, 7, 9

PHC 6413

Family Violence

COPH

3, 7

PHC 6414

Adolescent Health

COPH

1, 3, 5

PHC 6535

International Maternal and Child Health

COPH

2, 7, 9

PHC 6537

Maternal and Child Health I

COPH

5

PHC 6537

Maternal and Child Health II

COPH

4, 9

PHC 6934

Gender and Health Issues in Public Health

COPH

4, 8

PHC 6934

Women's Health Across the Lifespan

COPH/COM

1, 2, 4, 8

PHC 6934

Reproductive & Perinatal  Epidemiology

COPH

9

PHC 6590

Reproductive Trends & Issues in Public Health

COPH

1, 2

SYA 6933

Sociology of Gender

CAS

8, 9

SYA 6933

Sexualities

CAS

1, 2, 6

WST 5934

Gender, Race, Sexuality and Mental Health

CAS

2, 3, 5, 6, 7

WST 6562

Body Politics

CAS

1, 2, 4, 5

Proposed Courses or Courses in Preparation (Electives)

NGR XXXX

Selected Readings : Phys. & Cultural Aspects of Menopause; Political Control of Reproduction

CON

4, 8

MED XXXX

Women's Health Electives (4th Yr Med.)

COM

5

PHC XXXX

Epidemiologic Issues in Women's Health

COPH

9

PHC XXXX

Aging & Women's Health: Issues in Chronic Illness

COPH

3, 4

MHS XXXX

Current Issues In Women's Mental Health: Implications for Research and Practice

FMHI

3

PHC XXXX

Seminars in Women's Mental Health Issues

COPH

7

WST XXXX

The Response of Women to Illness and Health: A View from the Literature

CAS COPH

1

WST XXX

Women and Sexuality

CAS

5

WST XXX

Women's Health Perspec. from the Healing Sci.

CAS

6

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