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Graduate Certificate in One Health

The One Health curriculum emphasizes the linkages and integration between human, animal, and environmental health. Specific areas of emphasis include zoonotic diseases, the human animal bond, integrated approaches to human, animal, and environmental risk and outcome data, and human animal medicine (including clinical comparative medicine). The Graduate Certificate in One Health is intended to enhance the education of matriculated UW graduate students and professional students beyond their regular course of study.

At a Glance

Administering Department:
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences


The Graduate Certificate in One Health is intended to enhance the education of matriculated UW graduate students and professional students beyond their regular course of study.

We expect 3-5 students per year advancing towards the One Health Certificate, and we will cap enrollment at 10 students completing the certificate per year (up to 20 students at any given time). We will take Masterís and PhD students from all departments at UW. The admissionís process requires an application to enter the Certificate program and a meeting to assess the applicantís interest level and ability to complete the program in a timely manner.

More information

Program Website

Vickie Ramirez
206-685-2654


Learning Objectives

  • Identify major zoonotic infectious disease issues.
  • Identify non-infectious environmental risks affecting both humans and animals.
  • Define sentinel events in both humans and animals and formulate methods on how to use these events to detect and prevent hazardous exposures.
  • Describe an integrated assessment of a health issue that considers human, animal, and environmental aspects.
  • Describe the implementation of an integrated intervention that considers and monitors the impact to humans, animals, and the environment.
  • Recognize the roles of different members of a One Health team working at the human animal interface and present how to assemble and manage such transdisciplinary team interactions.