Why earn a behavioral health certificate?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Psychology gives us insight into human behavior, and a Behavioral Health certificate provides further knowledge about how health care provider-patient interactions, behavior modification and therapy can change behaviors to promote health and well-being.

Courses are offered through UND's Department of Psychology, which is top-rated with professors from a variety of backgrounds and research areas.

To complete the certificate, you'll be required to complete a minimum of nine credit hours in a variety of topics, which translate to a number of fields, giving you options in your career goals.

Behavioral Health at UND 

  • You'll grasp foundational knowledge of medical, mental and social/cultural impact on health and well-being.

  • Experience hands-on health-related research opportunities.

  • Focus on topics such as stress and pain management, health promotion, mental health issues, therapeutic interventions and health disparities.

  • Study online or on campus to earn your certificate as your pursue your degree.

  • Take part in activities led by the Student Psychological Association and the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society.

  •  Work with expert faculty to focus on your educational questions and career goals.

Behavioral Health Jobs 


Expected job growth for health care occupation through 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Median salary for health care practitioners and technical occupations

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A certificate in Behavioral Health is an excellent way for students studying Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Pre-Medicine, Nursing or Social Work to set themselves apart from others seeking jobs in the field.

Graduates find success in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Community mental health centers
  • Correctional programs
  • Research
  • Marketing research/technician
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Schools and universities

Behavior Health Courses You Could Take

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