Certificate in Religion and Health

The certificate in religion and health provides an opportunity for the interdisciplinary study of health and health-promoting practices as they intersect with the various religious or spiritual traditions and practices. Through the integration of perspectives from a variety of disciplines in the health and social sciences—particularly those in nursing, public health, theology, and religion—students will develop theories and practices in which the personal, communal, and social dimensions of health intersect.

Criteria for Certificate

This certificate is offered to degree-seeking students and provides a structure for students to take two courses outside of their primary degree school and to tailor existing academic requirements accordingly.

Certificate Requirements

  • A three-hour core course titled Faith and Health: Transforming Communities.
  • An orientation at the beginning of each year and an integrative paper/thesis (one hour)
  • Elective courses equivalent to nine credit hours (Rollins thesis credit hours can be used here)
  • Practice component in faith and health that fits the requirements of the discipline in which the student is enrolled
  • Participation in university-wide special lectures and seminars in religion and health


For inquiries about the certificate in religion and health, please contact:

Mimi Kiser
Rollins School of Public Health