Overview 

CERTIFICATE IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Certificate programs demonstrate professional competency for specific skills in a shorter time frame than a traditional undergraduate degree. A professional certificate may:  

      • Enhance expertise   

      • Increase professional opportunities

      • Build reputation   

      • Increase ability to deliver high-quality work.   

Earning a Certificate in Behavioral Health provides students with an understanding of how social, cultural, psychological, and biological factors contribute to health and behavior. Certificate programs are non-degree and achieved after completing classes and training in a specific area or skill. Certificates are generally completed in approximately 5 months or two terms. 

 

PROGRAM GOALS

 

A professional certificate program should be completed with the following goals to enhance expertise, significantly increase earning power, reputation, and the ability to deliver high-quality work.  

 

Students are provided with the opportunity to sharpen their skills and knowledge in the field of behavioral health. Courses for the Behavioral Health Certification will focus on the following:  

  • Analyze human development in a global perspective from infancy to death.  

  • Examine developmental processes including socio-economic, cognitive and physical aspects.  

  • Explore psychopathology and mental health topics.

  • Discover social scientific aspects of global mental health and bioethical issues.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

The Certificate in Behavioral Health program requires:

  • The completion of the required 12 credits, and all courses listed for the course requirements for the specific program.  

  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all coursework attempted at UoPeople. 

  • Earn an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 in all courses taken. 

  • Complete all required exams.  

Certificate programs are non-degree and achieved after completing classes and training in a specific area or skill. Certificates are generally completed in under a year.    

 

CURRICULUM

Individual courses are the building blocks of each certificate program. Course requirements are structured to ensure that student study encompasses a broad range of topics and approaches, with an appropriate balance maintained to enhance career skills and knowledge for a Behavioral Health Certification.  

 

The Certificate in Behavioral Health is a 4-course program demonstrating competence in behavioral health for people in the health science field.  

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

If you would like to earn a non-degree certificate you must first take the usual steps to apply, including meeting basic admission requirements.

To meet admission requirements, applicants must:

  • Be 16 years old or older

  • Have English proficiency

To apply for admissions consideration to UoPeople, applicants must complete an online application, including payment of a $60 non-refundable Application Fee.

 

Non-Native English Speakers    

UoPeople’s online programs are American accredited and are taught in English. Therefore, non-native English speakers must demonstrate that they have a strong level of proficiency in English before beginning their program at UoPeople. Read more here.