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Online Graduate Certificate in Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Care Strategies

Build the Skills Necessary to Help Those Affected By Trauma

When you earn your Graduate Certificate in Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Care Strategies from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll gain the tools necessary to positively impact lives with a firm understanding of the effects of trauma and toxic stress exposure.

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  • Duration 9 months
  • Cost per Credit $475
  • Credit Hours 15

Program Benefits

  • Programmatic emphasis on trauma-related issues and strategies
  • 100% online
  • No application fee

Become a More Impactful Professional With a Trauma-Informed Approach

After completing CSP’s online certificate, you will possess sought-after skills in fostering self-care, mindfulness strategies, sleep improvement strategies, crisis intervention practices, and more. With the uncertainty and stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, these practices are more relevant than ever before for human services professionals.

Our graduates apply their skills to multiple fields in human services, criminal justice, forensic behavioral health, and family science, acting as frontline change agents. Some apply their credit hours to our M.A. in Human Services with emphasis in Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Care Strategies.

The program is approved by the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board for credit towards peace officer licensure.


The Graduate Certificate in Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Care Strategies consists of 15 credit hours. Our courses explore topics such as trauma and stressor-related disorders, the impact of trauma on the developing brain, and the behavioral health aspects of trauma. Each class is taught by two professors from different human services fields to ensure a unique, multidisciplinary perspective.


Program Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes


95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul.


CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average, according to the graduate earning data source at

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Admissions Requirements

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Care Strategies program from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The Graduate Certificate in Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Care Strategies from CSP costs $475 per credit hour. Your total tuition will be $7,125, and convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are available to make your education even more affordable.


You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP who will be there to answer your questions and guide you as you earn your human services certificate online. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying at campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of synchronous or asynchronous coursework. With our flexible online framework, you’ll get to know your peers and faculty while engaging in unique assignments and activities. Explore the various ways that you will receive support through every stage of the online learning experience, and discover tips about how to maximize your resources.

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Financial Aid

In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will help you apply for financial aid.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of Concordia’s online programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

Yes. You will move through the program with the same group of students.

No. Your coursework can be completed 100% online.

Any transfer credits will need to be approved by the program director.

At this time, our online program is offered only as a full-time program.

No. You do not have to complete an entrance exam for this program. Explore admissions requirements.

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