Behavioral Health Certification


Credit Certificate Programs

  • Behavioral Health
  • Child Advocacy Studies Training (CAST) Certificate


Certificate in Behavioral Health – Overview

There is great demand today for skilled and caring individuals to work in the field of addictions and behavioral health counseling. If you already have a bachelor’s degree in another major, Alvernia University makes it convenient for you to transition into this meaningful career field by earning a Certificate in Behavioral Health

The Certificate Program is an excellent way to become proficient and marketable in another field without starting your college career all over again! You can earn your certificate in just two semesters if you enroll full-time. You also have the flexibility to continue working in your present job while attending Alvernia on a part-time basis. Join our highly regarded Behavioral Health Studies Certificate Program and gain the professional skills you need to help others lead healthier lives! 

Child Advocacy Studies Training (CAST) Certificate – Overview

The Child Advocacy Studies Training (CAST) certificate is designed to prepare students / professionals for the realities of child protection and serve the needs of learners specifically interested in professions that work directly with or among maltreated children. It’s specifically tailored for students who intend to pursue careers in law enforcement and as child protection professionals, victim witness workers, lawyers, school social workers and treatment providers.

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Faculty Perspective

Mary Ellen Symanski, RN, B.S.N., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nursing

“Dedicated professionals will be available to you as you pursue your degree. These individuals will draw on years of expertise and community involvement to support your progress.”

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Student Profile

Heather Leader '08,
Pottstown, PA

“The HRM Program at Alvernia University is an eye opener to the field. The professors are well equipped to give us real-life scenarios about various issues we may encounter.” 


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