Bachelor’s Degree In Rehabilitation and Human Services
In this program you can learn how to advocate for others, assess client needs, conduct educational and related support groups, develop client and family treatment plans, interview clients, family members, and other support personnel, and manage client caseloads. These skills help to prepare you for careers in programs for children and youth, nonprofit or for-profit rehabilitation agencies, schools, correctional facilities, alcohol and drug treatment centers, and rehabilitation hospitals.
Associate Degree in Human Development and Family Studies
This degree program can introduce you to the functions of human services, such as family counseling, and other related professions. You'll gain a general education background, a knowledge base regarding the life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that can be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. You can choose to focus on adult aging and development or youth, child, and family services.
Certificates and Professional Development
Certificate in Adult Development and Aging
Gain a well-rounded understanding of issues regarding aging and learn how you can better serve older adults as they face various challenges in their lives.
Certificate in Children, Youth, and Family Services
Do you have a passion for serving youth and families to help them better their lives? With this undergraduate certificate program you can take the first step in building a rewarding career as a family counselor or a related profession.
Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Addiction Studies: Prevention Efforts
Gain a better understanding of issues relating to substance abuse, its social impact, legal response, assessment skills, and treatment plans. Expand your career options and hone your skills to work in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, and community service or treatment agencies where you can help others through counseling, treatment, or education.
Certificate in Providing Services to Youth at Risk
Enhance your ability to serve vulnerable youth — as you fulfill requirements to maintain your professional credentials. Penn State’s new certificate Providing Services to Youth at Risk can provide a solid base for working with children and adolescents who are dealing with family problems, addiction, depression, sexuality issues, suicide, and other issues.