Student Affairs Practice Certificate

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Certificate: Student Affairs Practice Certificate - Credits: 9 (program code: 0703)

Program Description

 Student Affairs is a 9-credit certificate program that prepares students and practitioners to better serve populations in higher education and college counseling centers. This certificate program gives those interested in working in Student Affairs or in higher education the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level position in the field of student services. Students will learn the unique needs of traditional and nontraditional college students. This certificate will prepare individuals for a career working with students in a college or university setting.

Delivery Mode

 Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Curriculum - Student Affairs Practice Certificate

Course Credits
CED 777  Student Affairs Services in Higher Education 3
CED 778  The College Student and Higher Education Environment 3
CED 779  Administration of Student Services in Higher Education 3
Total 9

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Program Coordinator

Robert Mehalik, LPC, NCC, A.B.D. (Waynesburg University), M.S., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Assistant Professor, Field Coordinator, Certificate Coordinator

Phone: 724-938-5698

Graduate Faculty

Grafton Eliason, NCC, LPC, Ed.D. (Duquesne University), M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary), M.Ed., B.A. (Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania), Professor, Coordinator Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Elizabeth Gruber, NCC, LPC, Ph.D. (Duquesne University), M.S. (Youngstown State University), B.S. (Bowling Green State University), Chair, Professor

Jeff Samide, NCC, LPC, Ed.D., M.Ed. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), B.A. (Saint Vincent College), Professor

Jacqueline A. Walsh, NCC, LPC, Ph.D. (Kent State University), M.S., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor

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