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About

Our Certificate in Behavioral Health at University of the People provides students with an understanding of how numerous factors contribute to health and behavior and an introduction to approaches to treating mental illness. 

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Overview

University of the People is tuition-free and has removed most of the cost toattend university. Minimal application and assessment fees support the university's mission of making quality education affordable for all.

As a tuition-free university, UoPeople offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional American universities, cutting your cost 95%. University of the People is tuition-free and has removed most of the cost to attend university. Minimal application and assessment fees support the university’s mission of making quality education affordable for all.

Students who currently work in the healthcare field, as well as those interested in careers in counseling, public policy, community health, and education may benefit from the Certificate in Behavioral Health at University of the People.

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.

Accreditation

  • UoPeople is recognized by the DEAC as an accredited online University, and adheres to all DEAC Standards and Code of Ethics.
  • The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • In addition, UoPeople has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Programme Structure

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. 

Courses include:

  • Human Development in a Global Perspective
  • Psychopathology and Mental Health
  • Community Health
  • Bioethics

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
61

Credits

12 SCH

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
61

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be 16 years old or older
  • Have English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • At UoPeople there is no cost for instruction, books, or traditional campus costs. Our mission is to make higher education affordable and accessible. Through our unique tuition-free higher education model, we have removed most of the costs for students to attend university.
  • However, to keep our mission alive we do ask for a one-time application fee and minimal assessment fees per course to help fund general university operations and provide excellent services to our students.
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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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