Health Communication (Graduate Certificate)


The University’s Health Communication Graduate Certificate Program is designed for those working in any area of health (from health promotion to patient advocacy) and desiring a well-developed background in theory and applied communication skills. Health is an area of communication for all people whether it be conversations with health professionals or advocacy for others. Medical providers and those working in the area of health need clear, empathic, culturally sensitive communication skills to be successful. This certificate program addresses these needs.

Note: Students have the option of completing this program via online learning.

Required Courses

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits. On-campus degree-seeking students may be eligible for special scholarships for residents of Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and the Midwest Consortium.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Department of Communication
Indiana State University
812-237-3217 (FAX)


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.