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Injury and Violence Prevention Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Health Policy and Management

Onsite | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About the Injury and Violence Prevention Certificate Program

Injury encompasses the undesirable consequences of a wide array of events, including crashes during transport, drowning, poisoning, falls, fires and burns, and intentional causes such as self-harm, homicide, and assault. An increasing recognition of the personal and societal costs of injury has resulted in the establishment of offices and programs especially dedicated to the prevention and control of injury within state and local health departments, as well as at the national level. There is a pressing need for public health professionals with specialized training in the prevention, analysis, and control of intentional and unintentional injuries.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the Certificate in Injury and Violence Prevention, consistent with the core competencies for the field, the student will:

  1. Be able to describe and explain the importance of injury and/or violence as a major public health problem;
  2. Be able to access, interpret, use, and present injury and/or violence data;
  3. Be able to use problem-solving methodology to identify and develop appropriate intervention strategies;
  4. Be able to evaluate injury and/or violence prevention activities;
  5. Have demonstrated ability to develop, synthesize, and apply this knowledge by compiling an integrated program plan to address an injury and/or problem of interest to them;
  6. Be able to stimulate change related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy, and education;
  7. Be able to disseminate information on injury and/or violence prevention to the community, policymakers, leaders, and other key stakeholders, through diverse communication networks;
  8. Have acquired in-depth knowledge, skills, and best practices necessary to address at least one specific injury and/or violence prevention topic and one type of intervention strategy.

Curriculum for the Injury and Violence Prevention Certificate Program

Please visit our Academic Catalogue to see the full certificate curriculum requirements. Please also review the certificate completion requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

Applying to the certificate program as a JHU graduate student

Students already enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are not required to submit the School's electronic admissions application, but must submit a declaration of intent form prior to start. Priority deadline to submit intent is October 1; final deadline to submit intent is December 1.

Eligible Start Terms:

1st and 3rd

Non-Degree Students

Students with at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a strong academic record are eligible for admission to this certificate program.

Eligible Start Term:


Applying to the certificate program as a non-degree applicant

Students who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express

Prerequisites or special requirements


Application for Non-Degree Students


Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Certificate Programs Tuition page.

Financial Aid Eligibility: U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents enrolled in this certificate program may be eligible to apply for Title IV financial aid. Please contact the JHU Office of Student Enrollment and Account Management (SEAM) for more information.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Sponsoring Department
Health Policy and Management

Certificate Program Contact
Pamela Davis
(410) 614-1580

Faculty Sponsor
Jon Vernick