In-demand  skills -- Interpersonal and Written Communication
100% online flexible for working professionals

Our Program

UW-Stout’s Health Communication Certificate can help you improve your interpersonal and written health communication skills.

Strong communication skills in the health care workplace are important to your own career development and crucial when it comes to adapting to changes in the health care industry.

Our online curriculum offers a flexible way to reach your goals. You can:

  • Pace your courses in a way that best suits your budget and schedule.
  • Select courses that are relevant to your communication interests.


  • Communicating in Health Contexts (COMST 570- 3 credits) 
  • Developing Health Messages (ENGL 570- 3 credits) 
Electives (select two)
  • Special Topics: Culture and Health (COMST 670-3 credits) 
  • Special Topics: The Power of Narrative in Health Communication (COMST 670-3 credits) 
  • Special Topics: Media Representations of Health and Medicine (ENGL 670-3 credits) 
  • Independent Research (COMST/ENGL 675-3 credits) 

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Application Deadlines 

  • Fall: July 31
  • Spring: December 15

 When you're ready to apply, click the red Apply Now button above. 

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Contact a Certificate Advisor

  Kate Edenborg, Ph.D.

  Jennifer Hawkins, Ph.D.