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 re-packaging of the master’s degree program and include a combination of required and elective courses. Each certificate requires the successful completion of 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.
The certificate program is a separate component of the master’s degree program. [Students enrolled in the degree program will not be granted certificates upon completion of the designated courses].
Certificate Of Professional Development – Leadership Development (12 credits)
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 or
AHSG 515 Community Development
Certificate Of Professional Development – Adult And Aging Services (12 credits)
AHSG 570 Human Diversity in Human Services
AHSG 555 Eldercare Management
AHSG 528 Working with Adults
AHSG 535 Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Practices or
AHSG 585 Volunteer Administration or
HLSP 530 Psychology and Spirituality of Relationship
Change of Status from Certificate to Degree Program
Students in the certificate program, who wish to continue in the degree program, must notify the Program Coordinator and the Graduate Registrar in writing of their change of status from the certificate to the degree program. Credits in the certificate program will then be transferred to the degree program.