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Academic Programs - School of Health Sciences

Bereavement Studies
Certificate
HEGIS #5299.20
Chairperson: Lori Q. Purcell
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 011, (518) 629-7334

This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2017 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

The Bereavement Studies Certificate is designed to offer specialized training in the ways that people grieve after the loss of a loved one. This program will also serve to provide an opportunity for those individuals already working in the field to receive advanced training in this area.

This academic program is designed to meet specific state or professional needs. It is not accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). Students graduating from this program are not eligible to take the National Board Examination or any state board examination for which graduation from an ABFSE-accredited program is required.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
None Fall and Spring Social science electives recommended. N/A

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

BRVT 110 Approaches to Death and Dying 3
BRVT 120 Cross Cultural and Religious Perspectives for Bereavement 3
BRVT 210 Contemporary Concepts in Bereavement 3
BRVT 220 Advanced Bereavement Studies 3
MTSC 200 Psychology of Grief 3
MTSC 205 Funeral Service Counseling 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology 3
SOCL 120 Cultural Diversity in American Society 3
SOCL 200 Social Psychology 3
  Total Credits Required 30
*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
BRVT 110 Approaches to Death and Dying 3
BRVT 120 Cross Cultural and Religious Perspectives for Bereavement 3
BRVT 210 Contemporary Concepts in Bereavement 3
MTSC 205 Funeral Service Counseling 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
  Term Total 15
SECOND TERM
BRVT 220 Advanced Bereavement Studies 3
MTSC 200 Psychology of Grief 3
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology 3
SOCL 120 Cultural Diversity in American Society 3
SOCL 200 Social Psychology 3
  Term Total 15