Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Asano Humanities &
Health Certificate

The Asano Humanities & Health Certificate is a co-curricular program that rewards sustained engagement in arts and humanities activities throughout the academic year. Jefferson students are invited to complete the certificate by attending eight (8) events from the annual Asano Humanities & Health Series and completing a reflection portfolio of four (4) response essays. 

For a list of 2017-2018 series events, visit the Jefferson Humanities & Health webpage. Series events are marked with an asterisk. 

How do I earn the Humanities &
Health Certificate?

  • Register for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate. Register now!  
  • Choose eight (8) events to attend from the Asano Humanities & Health Series.
  • Sign in at each event.
  • Write four (4) reflective essays in response to four (4) of the events that you attend.
  • Submit your reflection portfolio for review. 
  • Celebrate with friends and colleagues during a special spring semester event.

Reflection Portfolio

Students who register for the certificate using the link above will be provided with instructions for writing their reflection essays according to the "What? So What? Now What?" model. A panel of faculty and staff reviewers will evaluate the essays (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) and award the certificate to students whose essays satisfy the requirements. The panel of judges will also identify essays of distinction for special recognition at the spring semester celebration.  

The deadline to submit your 2017-2018 reflection portfolio is Monday, April 2, 11:59 p.m. 


Contact Megan Voeller, Director of Humanities, at