Community Health Worker (CHW) now offered at Saint Mary’s

Posted By: brobinso On: 2023-07-20
Posted On: 2023-07-20

Beginning Fall Semester 2023, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will be one of five colleges in Minnesota offering the Community Health Worker Certificate. The online certificate is open to all who want to help underserved populations access and navigate the healthcare and community services they need. Community Health Workers work in community health clinics, advocacy organizations, hospitals and medical centers, and social service agencies.


The Community Health Worker certificate is 5 online courses (16 credits) and can be completed in two semesters. This also includes an 80 hour internship involving a supervised practical experience. Tuition is $300/credit. Website


Scholarships available! All students interested in completing the CHW certificate with the intent to become a Community Health Worker in Minnesota are eligible to apply for a scholarship that covers tuition and some related costs for up to one year of their program. Find out more. The scholarships are made available through funding from the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health.


Questions? Contact Jon Roesler at

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