Certificate in Faith and Health

This 12-credit certificate in Faith and Health, offered by the seminary in collaboration with North Park University’s School of Nursing is designed to provide core concepts for ministries of health.

Taught by expert faculty from multiple disciplines, including health ministries, nursing, theology, ethics, Bible, and pastoral care, this program provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary learning for health professionals and clergy to explore the connections between faith and health in clinical and congregational settings.

The certificate’s flexible course delivery options allow for distance learning—with courses taught both online and as intensives on campus—and for a schedule that fits your needs. Courses in the certificate can be applied to a full master’s degree at North Park Theological Seminary.

Meet the Faculty: Mary Chase-Ziolek

Mary Chase-Ziolek

As a faculty member in both the School of Nursing and the Theological Seminary, Dr. Mary Chase-Ziolek integrates her faith in her work and helps students to draw connections between faith and health.

Learn more about Dr. Chase-Ziolek and the Seminary faculty.


Required courses (6 credit hours)

  • Biblical Perspectives on Health and Healing
  • Religion, Spirituality and Health

Two of the following elective courses (3 credits each)

  • Engaging Congregations in Ministries of Health
  • Spiritual Issues in Chronic Illness and Disability
  • Community Health and the Church
  • Theological Perspectives of Caring and Health
  • Stewarding Creation: Justice, Food and Health  
  • Being Well: Christian Spirituality and Personal Health
  • Food and Faith
  • Special Topics in Faith and Health

Total semester hours required: 12

Explore course descriptions for the classes in this certificate.

Learn more about applying for this certificate program.

Faith and Health