Why earn a behavioral health certificate?

Application Deadlines
Fall:
Aug. 17
Spring:
Dec. 15
Summer:
May 1

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 

14%

Expected job growth for health care occupation through 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

66K

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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