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Behavioral Health Specialist Certificate

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The Behavioral Health Specialist Certificate is for those in human services and others who need an understanding of mental health issues. This program provides broad knowledge of personality and the identification and treatment of psychological disorders.

Successful completion of all college credit courses within the program qualifies you to earn an official LSU MicroCred digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your resume and showcase your expertise in the topic. If you have completed this program, you can request your badge by clicking here.

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Course Listing

Cost per 3-credit course: $866

Total cost: $2,598

Note: Prices are subject to change. Cost does not include the price of textbooks. Contact an Enrollment Coach to see what savings you may qualify for.


The courses in this MicroCred are regular three-credit LSU courses offered through Online Distance Learning. You are allowed six months to complete each course; however, because courses are self-paced, you may complete a course in as little as four weeks. Each course includes a syllabus that explains the course requirements. The courses are completed entirely online.


LSU's MicroCred® program is your opportunity to gain applicable knowledge in a convenient format online. They are designed for individuals who want to gain a new set of skills to immediately apply in the workplace. Each program is made up of a series of two to five related courses on a specific topic. When those courses are successfully completed, you can earn a digital badge unique to the program that can be shared online on platforms like LinkedIn. Badges are distributed through Acclaim by Credly. Additionally, LSU Online offers MicroCreds with credit that can be applied toward a degree.

MicroCred® Digital Badge Details

Successful completion of all courses within the program earns you an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your online résumé and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Badgr. For more information on digital badges, visit the LSU digital badge page. If you have completed this program, request your badge.

Learning Outcomes

Learners can identify key concepts of the major perspectives on personality and apply the principles of personality psychology to everyday life. They can identify and describe a wide range of disorders as well as compare theories on the causes of abnormal behavior. They can describe major clinical interventions, assessment, and diagnostic methods. They know the advantages and disadvantages of current procedures, issues, and future directions within the field of clinical psychology.