Behavioral Health Bachelor of Arts Degree

behavioral health degree



Behavioral Health Degree Program

Earning a Behavioral Health degree from Alvernia University prepares graduates to be impactful leaders in the fields of addiction studies, mental health and child welfare.

Learn from accomplished instructors.
Our Behavioral Health program’s commitment to excellence is exemplified through Alvernia’s faculty selection. Our highly trained faculty provide an educationally rich and engaging classroom experience at any of our three locations -- Reading, Pottsville and Philadelphia.

Select from three Behavioral Health concentrations.
Our program provides both theoretical and practical training for professional roles in three major areas of concentration.

  • Addiction Studies
    Our Addiction Studies concentration is one of the first of its kind in the United States. This program recognizes the need for the chemical dependency professional to establish related competencies in other areas -- particularly that of mental health.

  • Mental Health
    Our Mental Health concentration provides a core of expertise and experience for students who wish to find employment in mental health clinics and centers immediately after graduation. Its addiction studies component increases graduates’ job readiness.

  • Child Welfare
    Our Child Welfare concentration provides students with the essential knowledge to address the problem of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect investigation, in-home services, out-of-home placement, adoption, and parenting education.

 

Find a job after graduation.
Our Behavioral Health program offered at Reading, Pottsville or Philadelphia campuses maintains an extremely high employment placement rate, and our Career Services Office can provide assistance to graduates with resume preparation, interview help and job search advice.

A Behavioral Health bachelor’s is highly valued by many fields:

  • Criminal justice
  • Mental health facilities
  • Children and youth agencies
  • Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers
  • Hospitals
  • Corporate employee-assistance programs
  • Prevention and intervention centers
  • Other social agencies

 

Certification
Behavioral Health courses are approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB), the foremost drug and alcohol credentialing organization in Pennsylvania.

The Behavioral Health Bachelor of Arts degree can be used to fulfill Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) requirements for certification and re-certification of addiction counselors. Students from outside Pennsylvania should contact the CAC board in their state for information about requirements and the certification process.


For more information about this exciting degree opportunity, contact the Adult Education Coordinator, at 1-888-ALVERNIA (1-888-258-3764, ext. 6) or adultedu@alvernia.edu.


Jan. 20 Term Start

Contact Admissions:

610.796.5187

gradandadult@alvernia.edu

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Convenient Locations

Alvernia locations in Reading, Pottsville, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A behavioral health degree, for professionals from Harrisburg, Lancaster, Allentown, Reading, Kutztown, Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, is available at the three Alvernia University locations.




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