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The 15-hour Disability Health Studies Graduate Certificate program will prepare masters’, doctoral, post-doctoral, and post-masters’ students with advanced knowledge and skills to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate programs promoting the health of individuals with disabilities. It is a unique program that will educate and train health professionals on inclusion and implementation science in the field of disability health.

Students may choose between courses in health behavior, health policy and organization, and administrative health services. Students may choose from several online or classroom-based courses to meet the program requirements.

Currently enrolled UAB graduate students should apply by submitting the change of program form.

Applicants not currently enrolled at UAB should apply by completing an application through the UAB Graduate School.

Admissions requirements include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Statement of Purpose

Certificate students may apply for the MPH or other degree programs within the UAB School of Public Health and if admitted, the courses taken will be considered counting towards the completion of the degree program. If you have questions about the program prior to enrolling, please reach out to Julie Brown at jebrown@uab.edu.


For questions about the Disability Health Studies Graduate Certificate program please contact Dr. Teneasha Washington, Program Director, at teneasha@uab.edu , Dr. Jereme Wilroy, Program Director, at jdwilroy@uab.edu, or Julie Brown, Program Coordinator, at jebrown@uab.edu.

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