Integrated Behavioral Health (Certificate)

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The undergraduate certificate program in integrated behavioral health is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in fields within health care in order to facilitate mental and physical health behavior change. The curriculum focuses on theories, evidence-based practice and health care outcomes that support the effective delivery of behavioral health integration in order to achieve the Triple Aim as stated by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, which includes improved cost of care, improved patient experience of care, and improved population health management.

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Integrated Behavioral Health (Certificate)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

Required Courses -- 12 credit hours
Elective Course (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
A minimum grade of 'C' is required for all courses in the certificate.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Degree requirements

Required Core Courses (12 credit hours)
HSC 340 Changing Health Behaviors (3)
IBC 410 Behavioral and Mental Disorders (3)
IBC 425 Cognitive and Behavioral Counseling (3)
IBC 430 Medical Pathophysiology, Terminology and Behavioral Health (3)

Elective (3 credit hours; choose one course):
IBC 415 Behavioral Health Over the Lifespan (3)
IBC 420 Population Health Management (3)

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Students in most majors may pursue a certificate in order to supplement and specialize their education further. A student wishing to pursue the integrated behavioral health certificate should consult their academic advisor to ensure that the appropriate set of courses is taken. They should also consult with the academic advisor to determine if the certificate is appropriate given their identified major.

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

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