Where Can I Find Human Services Courses Online?

Human services is a diverse field of study, and many schools and universities offer a wide selection of courses online. Students interested in taking a human services class through distance education can find both continuing education classes and degree programs. This article explores the courses offered by several schools. Schools offering Human Services degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Online Human Services Course Information

Online courses in human services allow students to earn a degree and professionals to take continuing education courses to improve knowledge in areas of interest. Specialized courses in many fields offer online education opportunities to students and professionals in many areas of human services.

Important Facts about This Field of Study

Professional Certification Offered by the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS)
Programs Undergraduate, graduate, continuing education
Prerequisites Minimum number of credits, cumulative GPA and pre-advising process for certain program admission requirements
Possible Careers Elderly care, addiction services, family crisis centers, job training, park and recreation environmental services, criminal justice
Median Salary (2018) $33,750 (for social and human service assistants)*
Job Outlook (2016-2026) 16% (for social and human service assistants)*

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). For each 4-week course, the student earns continuing education credits. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers both self-study and instructor-led online classes. Self-study classes cover mediation techniques, conflict management and cultural issues in human services. Instructor-led online classes teach ethics and boundaries, obtaining funding, workplace mediation, management and administration.

Northern California Training Academy

The University of California's Northern California Training Academy offers online courses for students seeking training in human services. Classes include confidentiality, dependency legal update, and training about the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Students can receive notification for other courses in human services not currently offered.

University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh

The University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh offers a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Leadership. The focus of this online degree program is on professional leadership and decision-making, human behavior and strategies for intervention, effective communications, problem-solving, program evaluation and grant writing, legal and ethical issues in human services and the appreciation of diversity. This online degree program prepares the student to pursue a master's degree in counseling, public administration or social work.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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Popular Schools

  • Saint Leo University

    Saint Leo University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Saint Leo University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs

    Online Programs Available

  • Capella University

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    Popular programs at Capella University:

    • Doctoral
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    Popular programs at Southern New Hampshire University:

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    Popular programs at Brenau University:

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    Popular programs at Liberty University:

    • Doctoral
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    Popular programs at Post University:

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    Popular programs at Purdue University Global:

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