Program Overview

Eastern Washington University’s Addiction Studies Foundation Certificate aims to enhance competence in identifying and addressing aspects of various addictions through courses aligned with state and national standards in addiction treatment. This certificate offers courses required by the Prevention Specialist Board of Washington for Associate Prevention Professional Candidates and will complement any course of study.

Students are required to take courses that focus on different aspects of addiction and various substances such as alcohol/drugs, HIV/AIDS, community prevention, family counseling, physiology and pharmacology. The certificate program is designed for the convenience of working professionals who wish to augment their knowledge in the healthcare field broadly with an emphasis on identifying and treating addiction. It is the faculty’s aim to help students supplement their studies with an understanding of the pathology of addiction and how to approach and treat it with cultural sensitivity.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    Eastern Washington University is a public, four-year institution of higher learning located in Cheney, Washington. Founded in 1882 by the funds received from a man named Benjamin Pierce Cheney, the school began as a small institution known as the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy. Originally started as a teacher training school, the academy expanded to include programs outside of the education field after WWII and became a university in the late 1970s. Today, the university offers programs in many areas throughout Washington including Vancouver, Seattle, Spokane, Lakewood, Everett, Yakima, Kirkland and Bellevue.

    Eastern Washington University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. The most popular undergraduate areas of study include psychology, health sciences, education and business. EWU's Extended Campus serves students, working professionals, and the community with online degree programs designed to meet individual needs.


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