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Certificate Program

Department:Health and Physical Education

School(s): Health Sciences & Physical Wellness

MCC Program Code: CA01
CIP Code: 51.1504
NYSED Code (BRI): 41292

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New, Transfer, or Re-admit students should contact Admissions at (585) 292-2200 or

Request a Change of Major.

This certificate program will prepare students to enter the workforce as Care Coordination Community Health Navigators or continue their credentialing in a health-related field.

Students will develop critical skills allowing them to become advocates for the population for which they serve. Students will gain an understanding of community health and the healthcare system. They will learn skills in health information technology as well as specific communication and motivational interviewing techniques to provide guidance and support of patient behaviors that promote value based outcomes via reduction in chronic disease, hospital admissions, and healthcare costs. Within this certificate program, students will also have the opportunity to become eligible for certification in Health and Wellness Coaching. Contact the Health and Physical Education Department for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Describe select chronic diseases frequently encountered by healthcare navigators.
2. Explain how to access the community services available to their clients.
3. Demonstrate health coaching skills to successfully educate, motivate and empower patients/clients.
4. Accurately document patient/client needs to support team-based, patient-centered care.
5. Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in client interactions.

Employment Potential
For related jobs: Career Coach
Occupational Resource:

Requirements for Program Entrance
Students must be placed into ENG 101 or higher.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hour
FIRST SEMESTER: 12 Credit Hours
HED 130 Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness3
HEG 200 Multicultural and Diversity Influences in Health and Wellness3
HED 210 Integrative Health and Wellness 3
HIM 104 Medical Terminology 3
SECOND SEMESTER: 12 Credit Hours
HEG 215 Global Health and Culture3
HIM 140 Survey of Health Information Technology Concepts3
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics OR PHL 250 Professional Ethics3
PPE 240 Practicum in Professional Skills3
Total Credits 24

NOTE: High school health and science coursework would be recommended since this is a health/science based certificate. If the high school offers dual enrollment, HED130 would be beneficial. Biology would be recommended as well.

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