FROM: The Counselor Education Department
RE: On-line Summer Certificate Programs
Sent: 4/7/2020 6:40:02 PM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff




The Counselor Education Department at Cal U of PA is offering 

 9 & 12 credit certificates in Sports Counseling & Student Athlete Mental Wellness, Addictive Disorders, and  

Student Affairs Practice for Summer 2020!!! 


Sports Counseling & Student Athlete Mental Wellness Certificate (12 credits) 
Sports counseling is a process that assists individuals in maximizing their personal, academic, and athletic potential. Sports counseling is accomplished through a proactive, growth-oriented, approach that incorporates the principles of counseling, career development, movement science, psychology, and lifespan human development. Counselors, educators, and other helping professionals should have specialized awareness, knowledge and skills beyond the basic counselor preparation as well as the ability to develop effective therapeutic relationships. 
Classes Required: 
CED 780 Issues and Techniques in Counseling Athletes  
CED 781 Sports Counseling Programming 
CED 783 Counseling and Advising Athletes with Death, Loss and Grief 

Student Affairs Certificate (9 credits) 

This certificate program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level position in the field of student affairs, as well as to assist those currently working in student affairs that seek to advance their own personal knowledge and professional credentials. It is a post-baccalaureate degree program.  

Classes Required:  
CED 777 Student Affairs Services in Higher Education 

CED 778 The College of Student and Higher Education Environment

CED 779 Administration of Student Services in Higher Education  


Addictive Disorders Certificate (9 credits) 

Addictions counselors work with clients to determine addictions and mental health issues and lead them on a path to recovery and eliminating triggers. Adding the Advanced Addictions Counseling graduate certificate to a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling. Professionals in the addictions counseling field work as counselors, addictions experts, group support leaders, and educators. 

Classes Required (3 of the 4 need to be completed): 

CED 760 Gambling Addiction  

CED 761 Addiction and the Family  

CED 762 Assessment and Evaluation of Substance Use Disorders & Advanced Group Skills 


CED 788 Opioid Addiction  


For additional information: 

Phone: 724-938-5958 

OR Prof. Robert Mehalik at