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Certificate in Behavioral Health

Are you intrigued by the inner workings of the mind? Gain an in-depth understanding of how social, cultural and biological factors contribute to mental health. Enhance your expertise, increase your earning potential and deliver high quality work with a certificate. It’s the perfect groundwork for a career in behavioral health and provides the foundation for a future bachelor’s degree. 

Apply By:
March 21, 2024
Classes Start:
April 11, 2024
No Live Lectures
4 Courses
As Little as 7 Months
Pay as You Go ($200 per course)


Develop specialized skills in areas of behavioral health including socio-economic, cognitive and physical aspects. Explore areas related to human growth and development on a global scale.  This degree is perfect for working professionals who want a strong foundation in behavioral health or hope to pursue a degree in the future.

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What you’ll learn

Jumpstart your career in behavioral health with these valuable skills: 

Explore human development from infancy to death
Examine topics related to mental health including psychopathy
Determine what socio- economic factors affect behavior
Understand global mental health and bioethical issues
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Admission Requirements

Anyone who has a high-school education and is 16 years of age or older can study online at UoPeople.

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Curriculum / Courses

The Certificate in Behavioral Health is a 13-credit program demonstrating competence in behavioral health for people in the health sciences field.  Students take the two major courses and select 2 of the elective courses.


Where will a Certificate in Behavioral Health take you? Your certificate will help prepare for a job as a:

Mental Health Counselor
Behavioral Health Advocate
Rehabilitation Coordinator
Behavioral School Counselor

As a UoPeople student, you’re never on your own—our Career Service Center provides resume feedback, networking tips, interview techniques and more.

No tuition or enrollment fees

$60 application fee



Paying for school

UoPeople does not charge for tuition, books, or campus expenses. We charge only a $60 application fee, and a $200 assessment fee to be paid when you register for each course. Over the course of earning your Certificate in Behavioral Health at UoPeople, you can expect to pay a total of only $860. Our mission is to make it possible for everyone to afford higher education.


Concerned about managing your studies while you work or juggle family life? Don’t be! Over half of our students are successfully studying while working, raising families, or both. You can too! UoPeople is proud to be the world’s most flexible option for earning tuition-free certificates and degrees. Learn more about how our programs are specially designed to work for you:
Asynchronous Learning
Total Accessibility
Transfer Credits

Common Questions Students Are Asking Us

Questions regarding our academic programs offered at UoPeople

Absolutely! UoPeople has students from over 200 countries and territories.

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. 

Absolutely! Classes at UoPeople are small and highly qualified instructors are available to answer students’ questions and offer support. Additionally, each student is connected with a personal Program Advisor at the commencement of their studies, who remains with them until graduation. Program Advisors act as the students’ personal support system throughout their studies. The Program Advisor will answer any questions the student may have, offer academic advice, discuss course selection, and offer encouragement throughout the student’s studies.

Asynchronous learning allows you to learn on your own schedule. You will have access via the UoPeople Online Campus to assignments, lectures, and other learning materials. There are no live lectures or set class times at UoPeople.  

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