Earning a Behavioral Health degree from Alvernia University prepares graduates to be impactful leaders in the fields of addiction studies, mental health and child welfare.
Our Behavioral Health program’s commitment to excellence is exemplified through Alvernia’s faculty selection. Our highly trained faculty provide an educationally rich and engaging classroom experience at any of our three locations -- Reading, Pottsville and Philadelphia.
Our program provides both theoretical and practical training for professional roles in three major areas of concentration.
Our Behavioral Health program offered at Reading, Pottsville or Philadelphia campuses maintains an extremely high employment placement rate, and our Career Services Office can provide assistance to graduates with resume preparation, interview help and job search advice.
A Behavioral Health bachelor’s is highly valued by many fields:
Behavioral Health courses are approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB), the foremost drug and alcohol credentialing organization in Pennsylvania. The Behavioral Health Bachelor of Arts degree can be used to fulfill Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) requirements for certification and re-certification of addiction counselors. Students from outside Pennsylvania should contact the CAC board in their state for information about requirements and the certification process.
View the curriculum required for this degree, read about the program in our brochure, learn more about our admission process, or request more information.
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A behavioral health degree, for professionals from Harrisburg, Lancaster, Allentown, Reading, Kutztown, Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, is available at the three Alvernia University locations.