Learn the Basics of Understanding, and Treating, Addictions and Substance Abuse in 1 Year, Online

New!Seton Hill’s Online Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate is a quick, affordable way to gain the basic skills and knowledge needed for any career that supports those affected by addiction or substance abuse.

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What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the biological, psychological and social causes of addiction.
  2. Analyze the factors that contribute to rapid and widespread substance abuse, as with the opioid epidemic.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment options for various types of addictions.
  4. Develop treatment plans to address the needs of specific types of clients.

How You’ll Learn

Convenient Online Program Format

The Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate is offered completely online through Seton Hill’s Online Bachelor's Degree Program. All courses are taught by faculty from Seton Hill’s Department of Applied Social Sciences and Behavioral Health Program.

Manageable Time Commitment

The Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate can be completed in three semesters (twelve months). As a student in this program, you’ll take six online eight-week courses created just for busy adults. You can choose to get started in August,  January or June - whenever it’s most convenient for you. 

Relevant Courses

Courses offered in the Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate Program include:

  • Understanding Addictions
  • The Helping Relationship
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Writing in Behavioral Health
  • Special Topics: The Opioid Crisis
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Health & Society

Academic, Technology & Career Support 

As a student in Seton Hill’s Adult Degree Program, you will also enjoy:

Reduced Cost + Aid

Aid AvailableThis eighteen-credit program is offered for a special reduced rate. While the cost is reduced, you still receive all of the benefits offered to students in Seton Hill's Department of Applied Social Sciences. This program is eligible for state and federal grants and loans (just complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid). An easy payment plan is also available. 

Use Your Certificate Credits Toward a Degree

If you decide to enroll in a degree program at Seton Hill in the future, the credits earned in this certificate program can be used toward your bachelor's degree. Degree programs that are of interest to students in this certificate program include:

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