This certificate provides a foundational education in the ways that people grieve during and following the loss of a loved one and it is designed for those in the health care, social services or funeral professions seeking advanced training in assisting the bereaved and the dying. Coursework is designed to provide a stronger social and cultural understanding for those who deal with grief in a professional capacity.

All courses in the certificate are offered online.

This program is offered by the Mortuary Science Department.

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Career Opportunities

This certificate is designed to provide in-depth training and education in bereavement for those working in health care and social service fields.

Since this certificate is considered advanced training for those in a variety of professions, no specific salary information is available.

Graduates will have a foundational knowledge of grief that they can utilize in a professional setting.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Lori Q. Purcell
MORTUARY SCIENCE DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 011

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.