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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294
E-mail: oss@kent.edu
Web: www.ehhs.kent.edu/ldes

Each year, national and local non-profit organizations need thousands of new full-time professional staff. Individuals who fill these positions are people-oriented, competent managers and committed to improving their communities and the future. The Nonprofit/Human Service Management certificate provides students with knowledge and competencies in areas such as grant writing and fundraising, mission and vision, advocacy and lobbying, risk management, board committee development, program planning, leadership and ethics, human resource development, youth and adult development, marketing, financial management, and non-profit management. The certificate includes a required 300 contact hour internship at a non-profit organization.

Kent State University admission requirements apply, including assessment testing. Students may enroll in the program even if they have prior degrees. Students must declare themselves as a certificate candidate prior to completing half of the courses and must complete a minimum of 15 credits at Kent State University.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENT (20-30 Credits):
Course Title Credits
ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
HDFS 44033 Nonprofit Management I 3
  44034 Nonprofit Management II 3
Approved internship or practicum course* 3-12
Choose from the following: 3
BMRT 11000 Introduction to Business (3)  
CHDS 10002 Introduction to Careers in Education, Health and Human Services (3)  

37700 Human Relations in a World of Diversity (3)  
CTTE 46029 Training and Development (3)  
HDFS 34031 Cultural Diversity (3)  
  44018 Professional Development in Human Development and Family Studies (3)  
IHS 10000 Careers in health Sciences and Human Services (3)  
MIS 24163 Principles of Management (3)  
POL 30301 Introduction to Public Administration (3)  
Choose from the following: 2-3 
HDFS 44032 Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting (3)  
HED 40093 Workshop: Grantwriting (2)  
Choose from the following:
GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology  

44030 Adult Development and Aging (3)  
HDFS 24012 Child Development (3)  

44020 Adolescent Development (3)   
NURS 20950 Human Growth and Development for Health Professions (3)  
PSYC 20651 Child Psychology (3)   

30651 Adolescent Psychology (3)   
RPTM 36010 Recreation, Leisure and Aging (3)   
TOTAL 20-30

*Completion of 300 contact hour internship at a national or local nonprofit organization. Prior arrangements must be made with the instructor.

Minimum 2.50 GPA required.