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One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem*. It is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact.

*a biological community of living organisms (humans, animals, plants, and microbes) and their physical environment interacting as a system

Certificate Program Requirements


  1. Must be enrolled in one of the following programs/colleges: College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (DVM Program), College of Medicine, School of Public Health, and Irma Rangel School of Pharmacy.
  2. Professional students enrolled in the certificate program are required to complete all 15 credit hours to recieve the certificate.
  3. The elective courses may be graduate level courses offered by a department outside of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences or the Texas A&M Health Science Center.


  1. Graduate and professional students who enroll in this program should discuss their timeline to complete the certificate program with their dissertation or professional school chairs.
  2. Students can enroll in the certificate program by filling out the application and emailing Merrideth Holub at mholub@cvm.tamu.edu. Completing the application is non-binding.
  3. The program is open to Texas A&M University students only.


Certificate Course Requirements:

  • VIBS 922 Introduction to One Health – 3 credit hours
  • VIBS 923 One Ecosystem, One Environment, One Economic Impact – 3 credit hours
  • Students choose their last 6 credit hours to complete the certificate program. The courses may be outside of their major degree program/department. These courses will be chosen at the completion of VIBS 922 & 923 courses. These additional courses must be approved by the One Health Strategic Team before students are registered.

Elective Substitutions

In exceptional cases, students will be allowed permission to substitute for an elective course with either a health-related graduate level course or other graduate level courses taken outside of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Students who wish to apply for an elective credit for a course that is not on the list of approved courses should seek permission from the One Health Coordinator before taking the course. Course elective substitutions will not be approved after the third week of course start date.