Online Certificate Programs

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist certificate prepares nurses who already have a master’s degree in nursing to be an advanced practice nurse in the subspecialty of adult health. Graduates of the certificate will be eligible to sit for national certification in adult health or gerontology, teach adult health nursing or related courses and practice the specialty in various health care agencies. After completing 525 clinical hours and the complete plan of study, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Certification Examination.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Individuals in the fields of general education, counseling, occupational therapy, early childhood, school psychology, special education and related professions may find that this program of 7 graduate credit courses will open up the realm of autism via the specialized training included in the coursework for this certificate.

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Behavioral Intervention Specialist

The Behavioral Intervention Specialist Certificate Program (BISCP) is a highly specialized six-course and one advanced practicum sequence that imbues the theoretical orientation and practical application of applied behavior analysis. KSU’s Behavior Intervention Specialist Certificate Program requirements focus on integrating foundational and specialized coursework with practical experience.

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College Teaching

The College Teaching Certificate, established in 2005, is designed to enhance teaching competencies at the postsecondary level. It is particularly appropriate for graduate students (from any discipline) interested in a career in college teaching, but also for adjunct and full-time faculty who are currently engaged in a career in academia.

Please note: Admission to the online offering of the College Teaching graduate certificate has been suspended temporarily as of Fall 2019.

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Community College Leadership

The Community College Leadership Certificate is designed to prepare and enhance the skills of administrators, staff, and faculty in community colleges and regional campuses to meet the leadership challenges posed by social, political, and economic changes.

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Geographic Information Science – Cyber

The Cyber GISc certificate helps prepare graduates to work in the geospatial technology industry and other similar fields. In this concentration, students will explore the use and development of cyberinfrastructure, as well as spatial programming analysis and web-enabled mapping technologies. Prospective employers are private and public sector entities that need to manage large systems and big geospatial data. This includes local, state and federal government agencies, businesses that focus on logistics, marketing, engineering and nonprofit agencies.

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Geographic Information Science – Environmental

Students in the Environmental GISc certificate program will focus their work on the use of GIS to understand environmental resources, changes and hazards. Experts in the fields of emergency management, public safety and homeland security depend on geospatial technologies and mapping for planning, response, mitigation and recovery activities. Graduates will be prepared for a wide range of government and private sector consulting positions that assist with these activities. This includes local, state and federal government agencies, businesses that focus on logistics and nonprofit agencies in health services and environmental management.

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Geographic Information Science – General

The General GISc certificate program helps prepare students for a career in geospatial technology, including positions in private and public sector entities, helping to manage large systems and big geospatial data, as well as mapping and analyzing health data and environmental conditions and resources. Potential employers include local, state and federal government agencies, logistics-focused businesses, marketing and engineering and health services and environmental management nonprofits.

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Health Informatics

The Certificate in Health Informatics provides competencies and knowledge in health information systems, health records management, clinical decision support systems and other areas relevant to developing and refining competencies in health informatics.

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Health Systems and Facilities Design

This 100% online program explores emerging trends in the functional, therapeutic and financial aspects of ever-evolving health care facility design.

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Medical Billing

The Medical Billing certificate provides a basic understanding of software, medical terminology, coding and procedures used in medical settings such as hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and outsourcing facilities involved with providing billing operations.

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Nonprofit Management

The Nonprofit Management graduate certificate prepares graduates to work in the management and administrative positions in nonprofit organizations across a range of industries. Students acquire basic management skills, as well as applied skills specific to the nonprofit sector, that may include fundraising, executive board relations, policy advocacy and nonprofit law.

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Nurse Educator

The Nurse Educator certificate provides nurses who already have a graduate degree in nursing the additional specialized knowledge and experience that will prepare them for the nurse educator role. The certificate meets the educational requirements for national certification examination.

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Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership

The Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership certificate provides nurses who already have a graduate degree in nursing the additional specialized knowledge that will prepare them for the nurse health care management role.

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Ohio Superintendent’s Licensure

Kent State University’s Superintendent’s Licensure Cohort is an 18 credit on-line program designed to prepare future superintendents for leadership in the 21st Century. The cohort features the latest research and theory, combined with an emphasis on practical experience.

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Online and Blended Learning and Teaching

The purpose of the certificate program in Online and Blended Learning and Teaching is to provide current and potential online educators with a strong foundation in how to design and teach online courses.

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Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health

The public health certificate is an undergraduate program that integrates key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, communities and individuals. Students completing the certificate will have an understanding of emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing health care system in the U.S., and monitoring diseases in the community through applied public health research.

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Web-Enabled E-Learning Knowledge Management

The Web-Enabled E-Learning Knowledge Management certificate provides essential knowledge and skills to interested information professionals.

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Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner certificate prepares nurses who already have a master’s degree in nursing to acquire the additional specialized knowledge and clinical experience that will prepare them for the women’s health nurse practitioner examination. After completing 630 clinical hours and the complete plan of study, graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification examination.

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