About this Program

The graduate certificate in Health & the Humanities helps students cultivate inter-professional tools that are essential to engaging diverse populations about health and wellness. These tools include interpersonal and mediated health communication strategies, bioethics and decision-making, social and cultural considerations when working with patients, addressing the impact of environmental and socio-economic factors on health and wellness, and integrating arts-based wellness programs into treatment strategies.

Program Highlights

  • The program focuses on generating entrepreneurial solutions that solve seemingly intractable problems in the health and health administration. In particular, students are encouraged to address problems of access and equitable health outcomes.

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Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

$127,690 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

$48,430 Median Salary

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

Training and Development Managers

$125,920 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

Social and Human Service Assistants

$35,460 Median Salary

Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.


What are the requirements to apply for Health & Humanities at ODU?
Students entering the Certificate program in Health & Humanities should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid


Director of the Institute for the Humanities

NORFOLK, 23529

Program Manager

NORFOLK, 23529