UGA’s online courses and degrees provide an opportunity for more people to pursue a quality education from the most respected higher education institution and educators in the state of Georgia.
The UGA College of Public Health offers two online graduate certificates and numerous online courses –
Online Graduate Programs
Online Master of Public Health
This program allows working professionals to gain the expertise they need to confidently engage in complex public health issues and create a meaningful impact that can help transform the world’s wellness.
Online Graduate Certificates
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
In as little as two semesters, earn your Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and help improve the aging experience of older adults. The demand for professionals with expertise in aging is growing rapidly, as is the number of career paths, including healthcare, administration, finance, housing, and consulting.
Sample of Public Health Online Courses Offered (Fall 2021)
|BIOS 7010E||Introductory to Biostatistics I|
|BIOS/EPID 8060E||Modern Applied Data Analysis|
|EHSC 7010E||Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science|
|EPID 7010E||Introduction to Epidemiology I|
|GRNT 3000E||Aspects of Aging|
|GRNT 3010E||Service-Learning with Older Adults|
|GRNT 3200E||Introduction to Lifespan Health Psych|
|GRNT 3400E||Cognition and the Aging Brain|
|GRNT 7100E||Foundations of Aging|
|GRNT 7200E||Lifespan Health Psychology|
|GRNT 7600E||Pharmacology, Health, and Aging|
|HPAM 4615E||Politics of Disease Control|
|HPAM 7010E||Introduction to Health Policy and Management|
|HPAM 7050E||Health Policy and Obesity|
|HPAM 7250E||Human Resources Management in Health Care|
|HPAM 7550E||Quality Improvement in Health I|
|HPRB 3010E||Health Promotion in Public Health|
|HPRB 3850E||Chronic Disease Prevention|
|HPRB 7010E||Social and Behavioral Foundations in Public Health|
Online Learning Resources:
UGA Office of Online Learning
UGA’s Office of Online Learning maintains a comprehensive list of student resources: https://online.uga.edu/student-resources.
UGA has financial aid counselors who will assist you in finding the best available options to help finance your degree. Various types of aid including corporate or military assistance, grants, loans and scholarships are options. Contact UGA’s Office of Student Financial Aid to view a comprehensive list of available financial aid resources or call 1 (706) 542-6147.
Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
Grants and Loans
U.S. Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Visit the Federal Student Aid website to explore your options and to access the free online FAFSA application.
HOPE, and Zell Miller scholarships also apply to online courses for undergraduates. Visit UGA’s FAFSA information page for more information.
Graduate and undergraduate students may research and apply for various academic, need-based, merit-based or other achievements to help pay for their education expenses and generally do not require repayment. For example, the American Institute of CPAs sponsors a number of scholarships for students pursuing degrees and careers in Finance and Accounting. The GetEducated.com Distance Learning scholarship is offered twice a year with deadlines on March 15 and October 15.
UGA students are encouraged to use Scholarship Universe to search and apply for scholarships.
- Learning eLC – Self-directed orientation divided into Essential, Recommended, and Extended materials. Subsections include Communicating with Students, Classroom Management, Assessing Student Work, Customizing Brightspace, Using Brightspace in an Online Context, the Student’s View, and Next Steps (Beyond Basics).
- eLC tutorials from EITS –
- Content – Includes creating course content, modules and topics, and copying content between courses.
- Communication – Includes discussions, email, announcements, classlist, calendar, and a useful feature called Intelligent Agents.
- Assessments – Includes quizzes, rubrics, and assignment tool.
- Course Layout – A short review of the “pieces” on a given eLC page for a course.
- Grades and the Gradebook – Includes setting up the gradebook, exporting grades, and using calculated grades.
- Protect Yourself from Zoom Bombers – Best practices on how to secure your Zoom session from UGA EITS
- Making Your Own Media – Some best practices and guidelines for creating your own media content to insert in your courses.
- How to Use Kaltura Capture – Creating video content for use in eLC.
- Supplementary materials from D2L and/or other higher education institutions in using Brightspace (which operates eLC) –
- Introductory Instructor Resources – Written resources for Courses, Discussions, Assignments, Quizzes, Grades (Brightspace by D2L).
- Introduction for Instructors – YouTube Channel Playlist on basic navigation and creating an instructor profile (Brightspace Tutorials).
- Starting the Semester – YouTube Channel Playlist on importing/exporting course components, working with classlist, announcements, creating groups, release conditions, create discussions, create assignments (Brightspace Tutorials).
- Using Intelligent Agents – This YouTube Playlist is a great tool for large course sections (Brighspace Tutorials).
- Setting Up the Gradebook (Vanderbilt University)
- Building a Question Library (The University of Arizona)
- Accessibility in Online Courses and Materials (Brightspace)
- Advising at a Distance for Advisors – Academic Advising Services
- Technology for Teaching and Learning Continuity – Office of Instruction
- Center for Teaching and Learning | CTL Newsletter Archive