Curriculum

To earn a certificate in Drug & Alcohol Counseling, students must complete all 18 credits offered as part of the Alcohol & Drug Counseling specialization of the Post University Master of Human Services degree program, as follows:  

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Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling Total Credits
18 crs.
HSV530 Biology of Addiction
3 crs.
HSV532 Theories of Alcohol & Drug Counseling
3 crs.
HSV534 Psychopathology of Addiction
3 crs.
HSV536 Group and Family Treatment in Addictions
3 crs.
HSV593 Field Practicum I*
3 crs.
HSV594 Field Practicum II*
3 crs.


*HSV595 and HSV596 Advanced Counseling Internship I and II can be substituted for HSV593 and HSV594.


Note: The Post University MSHSV program affords students the opportunity to take additional coursework toward licensure eligibility, but it is not a licensure program. As licensure is a professional process, it is up to each student to fully understand the licensure process as it varies from state to state and area of specialization. The faculty and staff in the MSHSV program are here to support and advise students on program requirements, but it is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of his/her own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body .

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.