Program Requirements

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:

  • Develop and implement human services programs
  • Incorporate an entrepreneurial approach to human services delivery
  • Plan for the nutritional and recreational needs of aging client populations
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs and advocate for patients and their families

Program plan

Required Core (27 hours)
HSRV 601 Ethics for Human Services Professionals
HSRV 602 Families in Culture
HSRV 603 Human Services Systems, Policies, and Procedures
HSRV 604 Grantmaking
HSRV 605 Human Behavior and Leadership
HSRV 606 Marketing, Resource Development, and Entrepreneurship
HSRV 607 Program Planning and Evaluation
HSRV 608 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
HSRV 798 Human Services Research Project

Concentration (9 hours)
Choose one area of concentration
Gerontology Services
HSRV 611 Adult Development
HSRV 612 Nutrition and Health Services for Older Adults
HSRV 613 Leisure and Recreational Services for Older Adults

Child and Adolescent Services
HSRV 621 Child and Adolescent Development
HSRV 622 Nutrition and Health Services for Children and Adolescents
HSRV 623 Leisure and Recreational Services for Children and Adolescents

Total Degree Requirements: 36

Learn more about our Human Services program

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