These online-only courses are cross-listed for undergraduate and graduate study. Students successfully completing the four courses at the 4000-level will receive an Undergraduate Certificate. This Certificate series is an academic collaboration between the Center for Homeland Security, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences – UCCS, and the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) in Denver/Aurora. Each course must be taken in sequential order, and courses may be applied to a variety of degrees at Beth-El and UCCS.
The second course in the four-part certificate series, this course presents an overview of the public health aspects of disasters. It provides a foundation for students to understand the basic principles of preparedness and emergency response that are utilized to plan for, respond to, and recover from a disaster.