The Youth Leadership in Global Health Program is for students who, like you, have a passion for health occupations and want to gain leadership experience, knowledge and project management skills in the field of global health.

The eCourse offers:

  • A 16-hour synchronous (or asynchronous) interactive Youth Leadership in Global Health Curriculum taught by qualified GPSA staff that will provide you with global health and leadership skill knowledge.
  • A unique opportunity to develop and implement your own global health promotion project. A chance to make a positive impact!
  • Live interactive Project Management Laboratories with University Graduate students from top universities around the world that will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills needed to design, implement and evaluate a project.
  • One-On-One Mentorship Program with University Graduate students from top universities around the world that will provide you with individualized support for your project design and implementation.
  • Free access to the GPSA Library that includes a Textbook, videos and presentations for self-paced directed learning.

The course will help you develop the following leadership skills:

  • Active listening
  • Communication
  • Public speaking and presenting
  • Debate and compromise
  • Ability to work with others collaboratively
  • Self-assessment and reflection on practice
  • Cross Cultural Competency
  • Providing effective feedback

You will be expected to:

  • Design and implement a health promotion project in your field of interest.
  • Communicate with community members or health care professionals to gather information on the need for your project and/or your project design and evaluation.
  • Measure the effectiveness of your project and analyze the results.
  • Present your results to peers, GPSA staff and partners.

You will earn a certificate and receive a personalized performance evaluation report upon completion of the program. Upon request, we provide personal references for college, scholarship, internship and/or job applications.

Time commitment for curriculum: Expect a similar time commitment to college level courses (30 min – 1 hour of homework per 1-hour session)

Time commitment for the project: Depending on the nature of your project which is decided by you, a project can take anywhere from 15-30 hours to complete.