Service to Veterans
Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0 - 21.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3818
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1141
About the Program
This online certificate marks achievement of advanced understanding, comprehension and application of the issues surrounding the veteran or veteran family member who has returned from military service and is entering or has entered civilian life. This combination of six courses provides the learner with the necessary knowledge to identify specific health and learning needs of veterans, and to provide advocacy resources to help meet those needs. These courses will all be delivered through online instruction. By completing this certificate, the learner will be able to identify, refer and advocate for the veteran and veteran family members with necessary specialized skills and knowledge, to address many health and educational needs of this unique group.
- Bachelor's Degree from a fully accredited program.
- 3.0 GPA or above on all previous coursework or last 60 credits completed.
- Official transcripts from all previous educational institutions required.
- Personal statement describing interest in certificate program.
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
- One professional letter of recommendation.
International Students: International applicants, as well as immigrants to the United States and U.S. permanent residents whose native language is not English and who have not received a bachelor's degree or higher in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, must show proficiency in English speaking as well as listening, writing. and reading. American citizens born on U.S. military bases abroad may be waived from the TOEFL requirement after providing documentation of this status. Otherwise, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
- If you take the TOEFLiBT exam, you must have a minimum combined score for the listening, writing, and reading sections of 79 plus a speaking section score of 26 or higher.
- If you take the TOEFL, you must have a minimum score of 550 or higher and a Test of Spoken English score (TSE) of 55 or higher.
|IPS 548||Foundations in Transdisciplinary Professional Collaboration||3.0|
|IPS 549||The Military and Veteran Culture||3.0|
|IPS 551||Veteran Advocacy||3.0|
|IPS 553||Neuroscience of Learning||3.0|
|Select one concentration from the list below||6.0|
|Veteran Healthcare Policy|
|The Unique Health Care Needs of our Military and Veterans|
|Substance Use Disorders (select 2)|
|Approaches to Substance Use Disorders|
|Motivational Enhancement Skills|
|Recovery and Relapse Prevention|
|Foundations of Adult Education|
|Principles of Adult Education|
|Ethics and Professional Standards|
|Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management|
|Business (select 2)|
|Leadership and Professional Development|
|Leading Effective Organizations|
|Negotiations for Leaders|
|Public Health (6 credits) *|
Select 6.0 credits of PBHL 500 level or higher. Prior departmental approval is required.