2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospice Certificate (Professional Studies)

This 15 credit certificate is designed to provide a focused course of study for health and human services practitioners who intend to pursue a career path or perform volunteer duties in a hospice environment. The courses of this certificate will present students with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide hospice services relevant to their professional concentration in both inpatient and home care hospice settings. There are two components to this certificate program. The first is composed of three required courses and one elective course intended to provide essential knowledge and skills in the areas of death and dying, hospice fundamentals, and crisis intervention. By selecting an appropriate elective, students will be able to direct their learning to best suit their personal and professional goals. The second component of the certificate provides students with the opportunity to apply this knowledge through actual field experience in hospice.

Courses taken for the Certificate in Hospice may be applied toward the B.S. in Human Services, Health Administration, or General Studies.

Elective Courses for Certificate: 3 Credits

Choose one of the following:

Total Required for Certificate: 15 Credits

Note(s): (A minimum of 12 credits toward this certificate must be taken at St. Joseph’s University; a cumulative index of 2.0 with a grade of B or better in the practicum is required for the certificate.)