CERTIFICATES OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

 

 

Certificates of Professional Development provide college graduates with the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and prepare for administrative roles in human service settings. Certificate programs are essentially a 12-credit portion of the master’s degree program focused on a particular area; they include a combination of three required courses and one elective course. Each certificate requires the successful completion of the four designated courses (12 credits). If a student in a certificate program decides to continue in the master’s degree program, credits will be applicable to the M.S. degree in Administration of Human Services. Students who complete the master’s degree receive diplomas and transcripts which note all courses completed toward the master’s degree; they do not receive separate certificates. 

 

Leadership Development

To be awarded the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Professional Development in Leadership Development students must earn a total of 12 credits by completing four courses: 

 

  

  

Complete four courses. 

 

Course Code 

 

Course Name 

 

AHSG 510 

 

Organization Management in Human Services* 

 

AHSG 520 

 

Principles and Concepts in Human Resources* 

 

AHSG 530 

 

Leadership Development in Group Relations* 

 

AHSG 570 

 

Human Diversity in Human Services** 

 

AHSG 515 

 

Community Development** 

 

 

   

*Required Course 

**Elective Course 

 

Adult and Aging Services

To be awarded the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Professional Development inAdult and Aging Services students must earn a total of 12 credits by completing four courses: 

 

  

  

Complete four courses. 

 

Course Code 

 

Course Name 

 

AHSG 570 

 

Human Diversity in Human Services* 

 

AHSG 555 

 

Eldercare Management* 

 

AHSG 528 

 

Working with Adults* 

 

AHSG 535 

 

Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Practices** 

 

AHSG 585 

 

Volunteer Administration** 

 

 

*Required Course 

**Elective Course

 

Change of Status from Certificate to Degree Program 

Students in the certificate program who wish to continue in the degree program must follow the Change in Program of Study policy in the current catalog of the School of Graduate Studies. If the student is accepted into the degree program, credits in the certificate program will then be transferred to the degree program.