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Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Health and Wellness degree program is designed for human services professionals who need additional, graduate-level training for advancement or new opportunities, and students who are just entering the human services and mental health support field. The online Masters in Human Services Counseling does not require any on-campus visits and has no thesis requirement so that you can fit the flexible online courses into your busy schedule. As a Christian college, Liberty University is invested in training human services professionals who can apply the best available scientific research and clinical tools to their practice with a biblical worldview. As such, the online Masters in Human Services Counseling will equip you to serve your clients who struggle with the basic challenges of life by addressing their social, psychological, and spiritual needs.
The Health and Wellness area of study for the online Masters in Human Services Counseling provides a balance of health administration and health promotion training that compliments the core program’s mental health content to give you a broad knowledge base for health promotion and overall wellness. The healthcare administration skills taught in the Health and Wellness cognate will equip you for leadership roles in healthcare settings such as hospitals, outpatient care facilities, rest homes or rehabilitation centers, or any other environment where mental and physical health are of paramount importance.
Do you have a passion for studying the human mind and finding the best way to help people improve their lives by changing their behavior? With the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling, you can embark on the fascinating study of human behavior and psychology while applying this knowledge to help solve specific, real-world problems in the counseling and mental health field. The Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling provides a balance of field-tested practice and cutting-edge research in behavioral sciences so that you can be confident that your approach to treatment will be backed by solid scientific studies, while still maintaining a biblical worldview in ethics and practice.
If you are currently serving in a healthcare field, you have likely found that a person’s mental wellbeing can be just as crucial to their physical health. The Health and Wellness area of study for the online Masters in Human Services Counseling degree builds on a foundation of core human services skills to provide a broad perspective on the healthcare administration and offers a flexible selection of courses to equip you for many health promotions and healthy lifestyle advisement roles. For added flexibility, our Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling programs are offered 100% online, so you won’t need to relocate or take time off from work to attend an on-campus class.
Please note: Our online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling is not designed to fulfill all clinical counseling requirements. You can view all of Liberty University’s licensure-track Master of Arts in Professional Counseling below for more information about counseling licensure.
The core content of the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling provides a balanced overview of important theories in psychology while applying this knowledge to specific, real-world counseling practices. Students in the online Masters in Human Services Counseling program will study the development of the human mind from childhood to adulthood and how multicultural issues influence counseling in individual and group settings. As a Christian college, Liberty bases this study of human thought and behavior on a Christian worldview and demonstrates how these science and evidence-based practices are informed by Biblical principles.
The Health and Wellness area of study for the online Masters in Human Services Counseling provides many practical skills for the healthcare field that will make you a valuable asset for management roles. You will be able to choose role-specific healthcare electives to diversify your knowledge. You will learn important skills like grant writing to assist in managing resources available to healthcare organizations. You may choose to become knowledgeable in the politics of health policy so that you can navigate laws and regulations relevant to your role, or learn how to manage fund-raising, staffing, liability, and other administrative needs in healthcare.
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Graduates of the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling will give students the mental health support and counseling skills that will make them useful in private, public, and non-profit human services settings. These settings could be places such as Christian counseling ministries, community service agencies, group homes, outreach services, in-home mental health support services, and other types of casework and support settings where counseling skills are needed. With The Health and Wellness area of study will equip you for many leadership and administrative roles in healthcare and human services organizations.