What can I do with a major in Behavioral Health?
A degree in Behavioral Health provides theoretical and practical training for professional roles in prevention and treatment settings. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, it is highly valued by related fields such as criminal justice, addiction, and children/youth agencies. Because of its wide application, the degree is designed to expand employment and placement opportunities for its majors upon graduation.
Alvernia's Behavioral Health Degree was one of the first of its kind in the United States. Students who pursue this major find the subject area extremely relevant, challenging, and rewarding in their quest to understand one of society's major problems.
- Obtain internship in licensed drug & alcohol prevention or treatment program
- Obtain internship in mental health facility
- Gain volunteer experience at hotline or crisis center
- Consider earning a graduate degree in counseling or other psychological field
- Become familiar with governmental hiring processes
- Get experience in advocacy
- Enhance knowledge of community problems
- Gain leadership experience as a resident hall advisor, admissions tour guide, etc
College Student Affairs CommunityService Worker
Community Relations Representative
Community Relations Director
Counselor: Crisis Intervention
Counselor:Guidance Counselor: School Criminologist
Customer Service Representative
Drug and Alcohol Curriculum Developer
Drug &; Alcohol Curriculum Specialist
Employee Assistance Director
Employee Relations Employment Counselor
Health Club Manager
Human Resources Administrator
Human Resources Professional
Mental Health Coordinator
Mental Health Minister
Minority Relations Specialist
Prisoner Classification Interviewer
Public Health Statistician
Public Policy Developer
Public Relations Specialist
Social Service Administrator
Training & Development Professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Youth Corrections Officer
Upon graduation, Behavioral Health majors receive advance standing with the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board.
Council on Chemical Abuse
: Programs, treatment services Easy Does It Inc.
: Assists people in recovery The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
: Resource guides Web of Addictions
: Informational site for addictions studies Pathways of Addiction
: Opportunities in Drug Abuse Research Alcoholics Anonymous Al-Anon/Alateen Narcotics Anonymous National Association for Children of Alcoholics Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, US Department of Education National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information: Prevention Online National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) American Society of Addiction Medicine Society for Prevention Research
: Early career planning and placement
Director of Career Development
Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA 19607
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.