Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

The health communication certificate program is designed for nursing, physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurses, or other providers. It is intended to improve patient-provider and provider-provider communication that would be expected to not only reduce the risk of adverse events, but also improve certificate-providers’ relationships with patients and colleagues, as well as decrease their stress and burnout risks.


Select four courses from the following:12
Palliative Care Communication in the United States and Ireland
Ethics and Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Communication and Organizational Leadership
Healthcare Organizational Communication
Health Communication
Total Credits12

Courses successfully completed for the certificate may be applied towards the MA in Communication at Fairfield University. With permission from the Graduate Director, coursework completed for the certificate can be transferred into the MA if the student applies and is accepted into the MA at a later date.