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Graduate Certificate in Addictions Education

This 15-hour interdisciplinary certificate program in addictions education prepares students to provide counseling or education services and/or support services to individuals abusing or experiencing addiction. Individuals who complete the program will be knowledgeable about the various components of addictions and will have skills related to their professional field, including prevention strategies, assessment procedures, intervention skills, treatment, and recovery support.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of substance abuse counseling is expected to grow by 25% through 2029.

Program Information


To learn more about WKU Graduate School and the Graduate Certificate in Addictions Education, view the Graduate Catalog. To take the next step on your climb to the top, apply today!

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 Last Modified 4/14/23