Western Carolina University offers four online courses culminating in a non-credit certificate in Native American Health. Each course has 4.5 CEUs and 45 contact hours. The courses are taught entirely online over the fall, summer and spring semesters. Students may take individual courses or complete the certificate program, which is comprised of 4 courses; two required courses and two electives. Students may take the courses in any order.
For students who are not currently enrolled at WCU, the fee for each course is $425.
If students wish to earn credit, they may do so by applying for the Graduate Certificate program. Courses are also available for academic credit. Please contact Dr. Lisa Lefler about applying for academic credit: 828.227.2164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more at the program webpage
The courses are designed to enable health related professionals in the region, who are Cherokee or serve a Native American population, to acquire the cultural knowledge and methodological understanding to serve more effectively in their professions.
The courses are taught at the upper classmen college level, because of the level of work at the college credit level, applicants are best served with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Course work for non credit students will be graded as pass/fail with an expectation for the student to accomplish a C or better. Workload will be somewhat less than college credit courses to accommodate students who are working or applying knowledge in their field.
Students who want to apply for the certificate program will pay an application fee of $25.
Questions about the content of these courses or academic credit should be directed to Dr. Lisa Lefler at Llefler@wcu.edu.
Questions about registration for these courses should be directed to Dr. Susan Fouts email@example.com.