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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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.Curriculum
- Foster self-care, body-based mindfulness in patients experiencing trauma.
- Understand prenatal and child development issues and strategies.
- Use trauma-informed care practices in the field when working with those impacted by trauma.
- Teach relevant sleep improvement and stress management practices.
- Be prepared with crisis intervention and de-escalation strategies.
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 https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.View More Graduate Outcomes
To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Care Strategies program from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:
- A completed online application.
- To submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
- A personal statement.
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.
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.Online Experience
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.Tuition & Aid
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.