The Drug Abuse Prevention certificate program provides a foundation in public health training for students in other disciplines who would like to obtain a focus area in drug use and abuse, and for students who need academic credit hours or academic preparation toward professional licensure or state certifications.

The students who will benefit from this certificate will be majors that relate to this health field, and students who want to officially show a specialized are of health in their education such as students in sociology, psychology, criminology and Pre-med, Pre-PA majors.

For example, this coursework can be used toward the Addictions Counselor certification.

This certificate program would enhance a student's chance of getting into a master's program, or drug related program, in conjunction with their major, and also in obtaining a job in a Public Health Department at the city, state and federal level, or a health related organization that deals with a drug addicted population which calls for specialized training in this area.

This certificate programs can be taken by students in all majors, including Public Health students.

This certificate program will allow students to show an area of concentration on their transcript.

We encourage all students to consider this certificate as a way to increase knowledge about this areas of study which may lead to work in a Public Health related area.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the Drug Abuse Prevention Certificate, please contact: Dr. Steve Shive at (570) 422-3330 or

Contact Information

Campus Address
DeNike Center for Human Services
(570) 422-3702
(570) 422-3848 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair Health Studies
Kim Razzano
(570) 422-3693