Online Integrated Behavioral Health - Clinical (Graduate Certificate)

With this behavioral health certificate, you can develop abilities and knowledge to make the transition into integrated primary care environments. The integrated behavioral health clinical graduate certificate is for students seeking to become clinicians in integrated primary and behavioral health settings.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 5

Weeks per class: 15

Total credit hours: 15

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The demand for clinicians with integrated behavioral health skills is increasing. Take advantage of this growing demand by earning a certificate in integrated behavioral health. Through this program, you can develop an understanding of behavioral health models. 

What is integrated behavioral health?

 

Integrated behavioral health combines primary and behavioral health care into a single approach. The result is better patient outcomes. This dual strategy will continue to influence the broader world of health care for years to come.

In this graduate certificate program, you’ll learn evidence-based approaches, including:

  • Behavioral health care.
  • Medical literacy.
  • Population-based health.

 

The goal is to provide you with the skills necessary for success in integrated primary care. Students who are pursuing a leadership role in the field should also consider the management certificate.

What are the goals of integrated behavioral health care?

 

The core goal of integrated behavioral health care is a thoughtful combination of behavioral and primary care. Integrated behavioral health has three areas of growth called the Triple Aim:

  • Enhancing patient outcomes.
  • Improving patient care experience.
  • Lowering per capita health care costs.
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As a student of this certificate program, you’ll take clinical classes in the field of integrated behavioral health. Many students complete the behavioral health certificate in less than a year. This allows you to progress into the next stage of your career.

Integrated behavioral health classes

A succinct, targeted and effective curriculum is the foundation of the integrated behavioral health certificate program. The classes in this five-course, 15-credit program are:


Core

Brief Interventions in Primary Care


Core

Clinical Medicine/Pathophysiology


Core

Models of Integrated Primary Care


Core

Motivational Interviewing


Core

Population-Based Behavioral Health Management


Careers to pursue with an integrated behavioral health certificate

Upon graduation with a certificate in integrated behavioral health, you can pursue a variety of clinical careers. After earning your integrated behavioral health certificate, you’ll have the opportunity to compete for jobs such as:

Behavioral health consultant

Behavioral health provider

Director of behavioral health

Dedicated faculty help students work toward an integrated behavioral health certificate

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Dedicated faculty help students work toward an integrated behavioral health certificate

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

How to apply to the integrated behavioral health certificate program

Those interested in earning their clinical integrated behavioral health certificate must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Application requirements

The College of Health Solutions offers exceptional support

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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