In order to help address the complex issues of health definition and maintenance, Emory Continuing Education and Emory Predictive Health Institute have partnered to build a Certified Predictive Health Partner program for metro Atlanta area professionals.
Many skills are required to successfully handle this growing field of study, including a basic understanding of human biology and ideally, experience with human behavior needs.
Students will be trained to serve as an individual’s primary contact for long-term identification and maintenance of health issues, undergoing standardized training as a health partner. Included will be hands-on activities to assist with understanding and explaining health data, as well as instruction on how to use this information to design health promotion action plans.
Empathetic and active listening, motivational interviewing and collaborative goal setting will also be covered during the program. Health partner facilitation is customized based upon each individual participant’s health data and motivation.
To help ensure students are equipped to perform at the intense level required by this program, admission requires a 4-year bachelor’s degree.
The Predictive Health Partner Certificate program begins with a 16-week foundation course followed by a practical assessment. Coursework is offered in a blended format suitable for working professionals consisting of in-person classes and online content in our online learning community. Students should plan to spend 43 hours in class time in addition to completing approximately 2 hours per week of online learning and practical application for a total of 66 course hours.
The program will provide 6.6 CEUs upon successful completion. Comprehensive test and skills assessment with a proficiency of 80 percent or greater is required to complete the certification.
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