Certificate of Professional Studies or Minor in Addiction Studies

Addiction Studies: Professional Certificate or Minor

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If you feel called to help those struggling with addiction, this School of Professional Studies certificate program may be the perfect answer.

Study a wide range of addiction-related topics, including theories and treatments of substance use disorders and addictive behaviors, family systems and addictions, addictive behaviors among special populations and assessment and counseling of those with substance use disorders or addictive behaviors. What’s more, you will learn to think critically and analytically, interact with peers and faculty constructively and hone your communication abilities – qualities that will help you stand out to potential employers.

Each seven-and-a-half-week course is fully online, giving you the flexibility you need to balance your academics with your busy life.

Substance abuse counselors with this certificate can boost their base salary significantly.

25% job growth
The employment of counselors is projected to grow dramatically from 2019 to 2029.

Expected new jobs for substance abuse counselors from 2019 to 2029.

Certification for Counseling Career Advancement

Whether you want to advance your current career as a counselor or are studying psychology and want to focus your concentration, this accelerated program will prepare you well. The courses have been designed and approved to fulfill the educational requirements to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC) or associate addiction counselor (AAC) by the Pennsylvania Certification Board – two professions that are in high demand.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Addiction Studies Certificate cost?
At Albright, there are no surprises. Your SPS tuition includes all fees and is priced at just $375 per credit. Books are not included.

How long does each course last?
Each course lasts for seven and a half weeks.

How long will it take me to complete the coursework?
With our accelerated program, many students can complete the five-course program in as little as one year.

When can I start?
You have five opportunities per year to begin your undergraduate program in the School of Professional Studies. We offer two start dates in the fall, two in the spring and one in the summer.

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