Skip To Nav

Site-specific menu

Program offerings chart by location. click to get a detailed list.
Program Offerings
by Location

click to be taken to a map which lists other EUP locations.
Other Regional Locations

click to launch class lookup.
Course Schedule

Helping substance abuse professionals stand out

The Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SPADA) at WMU continues to be a leader in the education of personnel in a variety of positions in alcohol and substance abuse treatment, and WMU students in the SPADA graduate certificate program can apply for federal financial aid for the 21-credit hour program.

Please join us for an information session:

On Thursday, Oct. 30, attend an information session where you will speak with faculty about the SPADA program and how WMU can help you help others. The evening will include a panel discussion featuring a current student and two graduates, plus faculty member Bill Epling. A Q&A session will follow the panel.

Calendar Date
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
RSVP Below
Clock Time
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Push Pin Location
32820 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Why SPADA at Western Michigan University

The SPADA program at WMU is the first university-based training clinic in Michigan to address the criminal justice population of substance abusers. Courses examine biological, psychological and sociological aspects of substance abuse, giving students a comprehensive perspective.

CADC and CAADC credentials

Work done in the program can be applied to the educational and field experience requirements for CADC and CAADC credentials. Refer to the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals for more information.

Who should apply

The certificate is for working professionals and graduate students in counselor education and counseling psychology, occupational therapy, psychology, public administration, biological sciences, social work, sociology, and other related disciplines.

WMU will pay your application fee

WMU will pay your application fee if you attend the info session and apply to the SPADA program at WMU-MetroDetroit by Nov. 14.

RSVP Online