The Certificate in Aging Studies program is designed to meet the needs of those individuals who want graduate training in gerontology but who do not want to complete the full master’s program. In addition to the Certificate in Aging Studies, there are jointly presented specialty certificates: M.S. in Occupational Therapy and Certificate in Aging Studies; M.S.W. and Certificate in Aging Studies; Certificate in Aging Studies with the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling; Certificate in Aging Studies with the School of Pharmacy. All these programs are offered to students with the option of completing any of the programs through face-to-face, on-campus sessions, entirely distance education with no on-campus requirement, or using a hybrid combination of both methods.
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The Graduate Certificate is designed to meet the outcomes of Level II Clinical Pastoral Education as described in section 312 of the ACPE Standards. Programs are offered in the fall and spring. Final granting of the Graduate Certificate requires the student demonstrating completion of Level II outcomes for Clinical Pastoral Education.
The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders is prepares participants to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders from early intervention through adult services. Emphasis is placed on research to practice opportunities, as participants are required to demonstrate knowledge and skills through applied experiences in every course. The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders is designed for educators or potential educators, including special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, and related service personnel; however, due to the utility of the program, it is available to professionals working in the human service setting who wish to gain comprehensive knowledge and experience in this area. The four required courses for this certificate are offered online to fit the schedules of busy parents, students and professionals.
The HSEP graduate certificate (15 credit hours) is designed in the broadest interdisciplinary sense. Students will learn theoretical and practical knowledge that will prepare them for private or public sector employment in the expanding area of homeland security and emergency preparedness and/or further study in numerous areas of public policy. This curriculum focuses upon international and domestic security and preparedness issues related to terrorist threats, such as the 9/11 attack, and natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina. Students satisfactorily completing the Graduate Certificate program and desiring to pursue the Master of Arts degree may apply for the Master of Arts and upon acceptance transfer the Graduate Certificate courses completed with a grade of B or better directly into the Master of Arts program.
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