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MAEd in Community Health with Certification in Non-Profit Management

The Community Health and Human Services program offers a MAEd in Health Education – Community Health. This program prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities in public, volunteer, and private health agencies, clinics and worksites. Students learn advanced health education program planning, implementation, and evaluation. The Department of Government offers a certificate in Non-profit management (NPM). The curriculum have been carefully designed to provide students with cutting edge skills, best practices, and essential management tools necessary to thrive in today's dynamic nonprofit environment.  Students earn a Master level certificate from UAB. This checklist allows students to receive a Masters degree in a health field as well as the background in non-profit management – a unique and useful set of skills in today’s market. Future trends in the allied health and non-profit sectors look promising for graduates of this option.  Positions in these areas have grown sharply in recent years and are predicted to grow 15% over the next decade.

Individuals applying as a non-degree seeking graduate student must meet all requirements set forth by the Graduate School at UAB (see www.uab.edu/graduate). These requirements include an earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Students interested in pursuing the certificate in nonprofit management must complete an application form prior to their first class (see www.uab.edu/cas/government/graduate-program/nonprofit-management-certificate). Admission to the MPA program automatically meets entrance requirements for the certificate program; however, an application must be completed at the completion of program studies in order to receive the certificate (see https://www.uab.edu/graduate/images/acrobat/forms/certificate-app.pdf ). Students completing the nonprofit management specialization requirements must also meet certificate requirements in order to receive Certification. Secondarily, students admitted into the MPA program and who specialize in nonprofit organizational management may apply for the certificate program during their MPA studies. Admittance to the Nonprofit Management Certificate program should not be construed as admission to the MPA Program.