Service to Veterans Certificate Overview Our veterans have unique health needs. Nearly 2/3 of United States veterans are not receiving medical care at the Veterans Administration Health System.The accredited online Service to Veterans Certificate facilitates an advanced understanding of veterans’ needs resulting from their military careers/experiences once they return to civilian life. Graduates of the program will be able to identify, refer and advocate for the veteran with necessary specialized skills and knowledge to care for the health care needs of this unique population.Program FeaturesDesigned for health professionals who want to help veterans through the provision of safe and effective health careOne of the first professional certificates developed to serve this unique patient populationProvides prospective employers with evidence of background knowledge, assessment skills and competencies essential when caring for the veteran populationStudents study in cohorts to use interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and abilities to improve the services offered to veteransFor questions, please contact:Dr. Karyn Holt Certificate Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.orgJillian Randall Academic Advisor 267.359.5692 email@example.comState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses IPS 548 Foundations in Transdisciplinary Professional Collaboration3.0 IPS 549 The Military and Veteran Culture3.0 IPS 551 Veteran Advocacy 3.0 IPS 553 Neuroscience of Learning3.0Select one concentration:6.0Health Professions IPS 552 Veteran Healthcare Policy IPS 550 The Unique Health Care Needs of our Military and Veterans Substance Use Disorders (select 2 courses) BACS 534 Approaches to Substance Use Disorders BACS 535 Motivational Enhancement Skills BACS 540 Recovery and Relapse Prevention Education EDAE 601 Foundations of Adult Education EDHE 660 Principles of Adult Education Legal Studies LSTU 502S Ethics and Professional Standards LSTU 505S Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management Business (select 2 courses) ORGB 625 Leadership and Professional Development ORGB 631 Leading Effective Organizations ORGB 640 Negotiations for Leaders Public Health (6 credits)* Total Credits18.0*Select 6.0 credits of PBHL 500 level or higher. Prior departmental approval is required.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on all previous coursework or last 60 credits completed While a specific undergraduate major is not required, you should have some healthcare, psychology, or social service experience. Examples include social workers, psychiatric facility workers, corrections officers, etc.Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedOne professional letter of recommendationPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $913 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1014 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Services to Veterans Certificate Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.