Health Advocacy

Sarah Lawrence College

12 months
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Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College helps you enhance your existing career or transition to one where you can influence health policy, help individuals access an increasingly complex health care system, and improve the capacity of individuals and communities to effectively voice and advocate for their own concerns.


Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College includes mid-career professionals, career-changers, and recent college graduates—all of whom have a demonstrated commitment to making positive change related to health. Health advocates are strategists and organizers. 

Graduates with Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College will:

  • be able to understand systems, while keeping the wellbeing of the patient, individual, and community experiences as the focus of their work.
  • have proficiency in the use of computers including a mouse, video camera, and microphone enabled headsets with the ability to troubleshoot problems. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Models of Advocacy: Theory and Practice 
  • Physiology and Disease
  • History of Health Care in the US 
  • Illness and Disability Narratives
  • Research Methods for Advocacy
  • Program Design and Evaluation
  • Health Care Policy
  • Health Law
  • Ethics and Advocacy
  • Economics of Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited American college or university, or the equivalent degree from a college or university outside the United States. 
  • Previous college work is expected to be a 3.0 grade point average or higher and should reflect advanced course study.

Tuition Fee


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Health Advocacy
Sarah Lawrence College