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Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Western Michigan University offers a program for the training of substance abuse specialists through the Graduate Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SPADA). The departments of Biological Sciences, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Public Affairs and Administration, Sociology and the School of Social Work provide the multi disciplinary and interdisciplinary bases to the specialty. Courses are planned and taught by program faculty and faculty from the contributing disciplines.
Certificate Program in Applied Statistics, Interdisciplinary
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics is a program designed primarily for the graduate students at Western Michigan University who are not Statistics majors. Students who complete the program will be quantitatively aware, and capable of doing quantitative research for their doctoral dissertations and masters theses. They will be able to properly design their experiments or surveys, collect data, and perform analysis using statistical software packages such as SPSS or SAS.
Certificate Program in Educational Technology
This graduate certificate program provides a strong framework for the development of educational technology competencies for individuals that are employed or seek professional employment in the field of education as technology specialists. The audience for the program is anticipated to be in-service teachers interested in educational technology in the classroom, in-service teachers with more advanced technology knowledge interested in competencies and responsibilities required for building level technology specialists, in-service teachers or individuals who desire or assume the position of district technology coordinator, and district administrators and staff who desire advanced skills in the area of educational technology coordination.
Certificate Program in Ethnohistory
WMU has brought together an engaged group of scholars working in the field of ethnohistory. Particular areas of expertise include culture contact, colonialism, material analysis, historiography, oral history, gender, historical archaeology, ethnography, tribalization, globalization, and modernization. These topics are not restricted to any particular geographic area nor any particular societal structure.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Science
This certificate program is designed for post-baccalaureate students in social and physical sciences, public administration, information technology, engineering, business, and other disciplines. Many professionals in these areas need skills in handling and analyzing geographically distributed data.
Certificate Program in Health Care Administration
The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration is to enhance the capacity of its graduates to function effectively as managers in the health care system. The program includes the legal, financial and policy dimensions of contemporary health care administration, critical management issues, strategic planning and evaluation, and critical issues in the delivery of health care services.
Certificate Program in the History of Monastic Movements
The Graduate Certificate in the History of Monastic Movements is open to students enrolled in a graduate degree program at Western Michigan University. The certificate requires 18 credit hours of approved courses, including a Seminar on Monastic and Communitarian Movements offered by faculty of one or more of the participating departments or institutes.
Certificate Program in Interactive Holistic Health and Wellness
The Graduate Certificate Program in Interactive Holistic Health and Wellness is designed to provide education and experience in holistic approaches to health. Multidisciplinary in nature, it includes eighteen semester hours of study in holistic health care and related topics.
Certificate Program in Nonprofit Leadership and Administration
The purpose of the Graduate Certificate Program in Nonprofit Leadership and Administration is to enhance the capacity of its graduates to function effectively as leaders in nonprofit organizations. It is designed to meet the development needs of professionals currently filling administrative roles in nonprofit organizations, as well as those who plan to fill such roles in the near future. The Nonprofit Leadership and Certificate program may be taken by itself or in conjunction with a graduate degree program.
Certificate Program in Spirituality, Culture and Health
The Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University has created a new online graduate certificate in spirituality, culture and health. Health and human services professionals throughout the United States will benefit from this unique new certificate created to address the needs of people who serve an increasingly diverse population.