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Concentrations


Concentration 1: Case Management for Individuals and Families

Focuses on assessment, advocacy, and case management in a variety of social service settings, such as the Department of Job and Family Services, rehabilitation centers, juvenile court systems, and the Area Agency on Aging.

Concentration 2: Child & Youth Development

Prepares students to work with children and youth in a non-school setting, such as residential treatment, group care, community youth services, foster care, and after-school programs. This concentration readies students for national certification as a Child and Youth Care Practitioner.

Concentration 3: Family Life Education

Prepares students to provide educational programming to parents, couples, and families in settings such as domestic violence and homeless shelters, social services agencies, Head Start and Help Me Grow programs. This concentration leads to the Certified Family Life Educator Credential from the National Council on Family Relations.

Concentration 4: Gerontology

Provides students with an understanding of aging-related changes, and how these changes affect an individual psychologically, physiologically and socially. Interdisciplinary courses prepare graduates for positions in the diverse field of aging, such as community social services, retirement communities, adult care centers and nursing homes. 


Concentration 5: Human Services Technology

This concentration was designed for students who have earned the Human Service Technology Associate's Degree and wish to earn a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies.  This concentration focuses on the prevention and remediation of problems for individuals, families and communities.


Concentration 6: Nursing Home Administration

Students acquire skills needed to successfully plan, organize and direct the operations of a nursing home or long term care facility. Upon completion of this program students will be eligible for licensure as an Ohio Nursing Home Administrator. 

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