Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 Credits
This one-year program facilitates development of strong and healthy rural Alaska Native individuals, families and communities. Developed for village-based human service providers preparing to be natural helpers/healers in their communities, the program provides entry-level training for village-based public, private and volunteer human service organizations.
Drawing extensively on resource people from the Native community, curriculum content and delivery reflects a strong multicultural orientation that validates, incorporates, and builds on Native values and principles.
Courses are offered through a series of four training sessions. Each session lasts three weeks. Students spend the time in intensive study at selected delivery sites. A practicum and electives round out the program.
Admission is open to all individuals employed by a regional Native health corporation or local entity providing delivery of village-based human services, or individuals recognized by their communities as natural helpers/healers. A high school diploma or GED and/or previous training or work experience in the delivery of village-based human services is recommended but not required.
Rural Human Services -- Certificate
1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the certificate requirements.
3. Complete the following sessions:*
a. Training Session I
** Students must demonstrate proficiency in English through documented satisfactory completion of a college level English composition course, through completion of the ASSET test with recommended placement in a college level English class, or through satisfactory completion of 3 credits of appropriate Developmental English or Office Management and Technology Business English.
Send comments or questions to the UAF Admissions Office.
Last modified March 10, 1999