Certificate Lead: Eric K. Willmarth, Ph.D.
Sponsored by: Department of Psychophysiology
Stress Management may be one of the most important issues in self-care and self-regulation. Although individuals may consider stress to be a subjective experience, physiological measurement of stress and the measurement of the effectiveness of interventions to reduce the effects of stress are possible. The Certificate in Stress Management Education is a 15-Credit series of courses designed to promote professionals who are skilled at teaching stress management in various settings including schools, health care settings and corporate environments. The Certificate includes a course on foundations of psychophysiology to provide background in the physiological bases of stress management, a course on principles and theories of stress management, a course in basic coaching skills, a field experience where students learn to practice their new skills, and then a choice of one elective so students can take courses such as optimal functioning, biofeedback, or hypnosis to meet their personal goals.
APH 5051 Fundamentals of Psychophysiology
APH 5201 Principles and Theories of Stress Management
COA 5628 Evidenced- Based Coaching
APH 5701 Field Experience
And any one of the following elective courses:
APH 5451 Optimal functioning in the sports, educational, and business environments
MBM 5510 Imagery for Health
APH 5620 Basic Training and Education in Hypnosis
APH 5622 Basic Training and Education in Biofeedback
IFN 5661 Nutritional Foundations of Mental Health
MBM 5655 Mindfulness, Meditation and Health
Total Credits: 15