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Faith and Health Equity

9 total credits | average of 6 months to complete

Until App. Deadline
Start Date
3 courses

Summer 2023

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Explore the intersection of Faith, Health Equity, and Collaborative Leadership 

In collaboration with Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity, this graduate-level certificate is a meaningful, interdisciplinary experience. Delivered 100% online, this program teaches the knowledge and skills related to the social and ecological determinants of health for leaders, including the relationships between environment, people, and health and important conversations including racial, gender, and class inequalities in health systems, community trauma and resilience, religion and spirituality, and collaborative leadership.

Career Prospects and Outcomes

With its presence in Charlotte and its reputation across the southeast United States, Wake Forest has the opportunity to serve a wide array of working professionals in the faith and health area. The partnership between Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health will introduce a new era of transformative education and patient-centered research and innovation. 

This program will provide unique opportunities for healthcare workers, religious leaders, and professionals working in diversity, equity, and inclusion to integrate matters of faith and health, and develop more innovative leaders, including emerging clinicians.

“Faithful leadership calls us to model and embody a deep ethic of care, concern, and compassion. ”

— Corey D. B. Walker, Ph.D., Interim Dean, School of Divinity and Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities


  • Tuition

    The Faith and Health Certificate costs $6000 total for 3 courses or 9 credit hours.


    There are no additional fees for the courses outside of textbooks.


    Financial Aid is not available for this program.

  • How to Apply

    Applicants to Faith and Health Equity certificate program will submit a completed online application and a non-refundable application fee of $50.


    Applicants will need to submit:

    -A completed online application

    -A current resume

    -One page statement of interest

    • A bachelor’s degree transcript*
    *An unofficial transcript is acceptable for admission; an official transcript is due by the start of the first course. 


Faith and Health Equity Courses

All 3 courses are required to complete the Faith and Healthy Equity Certificate.

  • Faith and Health Equity: Integrative Paradigms

    This course is an exploration of current theory and knowledge about the intersection of faith and health. Students will explore the relationship of faith and spirituality to health and disease and how to best serve their communities.
  • Social and Ecological Determinants of Health

    This course introduces students to social and ecological determinants of health, including issues related to health that consider behavioral, psychological and structural factors in population health beyond the healthcare system.
  • Spirituality and Community Health

    This course explores how health equities can be cultivated at the intersections of spirituality and health. Students will consider how medicine and health systems function as loci for understanding brokenness and cultivating shalom in community.