Behavioral Health+

STRENGTHEN YOUR

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH KNOWLEDGE


Our nation's behavioral and mental health challenges are growing more critical than ever. Our 100% online Behavioral Health Micro-Credential will prepare you to assist others in crisis and recovery. You'll learn the proper resources to support an individual's mental stability as well as how to identify, understand, and engage within the domains of mental health, resilience, and wellbeing. This micro-credential is designed to apply to all levels of healthcare professionals in a variety of settings. PLUS: nurses earn 10 continuing education units!2

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$47,660

2020 Median Pay1

100%

Online

2

Start Dates Per Year: Fall & Spring

10

Week Course Length

25%

Projected Job Growth from 2019 - 20291

OUR BODY OF WORK

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH+

Our Behavioral Health Micro-Credential leads you through the experience of an active health worker assisting clients living with behavioral health issues. This 10-week, 100% online course will equip you with the skills necessary to overcome the personal and professional challenges of working with clients in crisis all the way through their recovery. You'll be able to assist clients in accessing the proper resources for stability in their behavioral health, and recognize your own “why” for choosing your own career field. By the end of this course, you'll have valuable insight into the common challenges of working in the behavioral health field and the many rewards of helping clients take their first steps toward change. 

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YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE

MercyPLUS offers fully online bachelor's degrees in public health and healthcare administration. The core competencies of the Behavioral Health Micro-Credential contain many similar outcomes to the introductory public health and healthcare administration courses. As a result, MercyPLUS awards you three credits toward either a Bachelor of Science in Public Health or a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration upon completion of your micro-credential!

Accreditation

ACCREDITED BY THE HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION (HLC)

 Mercy College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
 

STATE AUTHORIZATION RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT

 Mercy College of Health Sciences is recognized by the State of Iowa as a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
STUDENTS

Earning my degree online allowed me the flexibility to be home with my children and not have to rely on expensive daycares, which would have increased the cost of earning my degree. Even though I wasn’t on campus, I was able to contact my instructors, tutors, advisors, and librarians virtually and through email.

Beth D., BSN Candidate, 2020
Tuition

The Behavioral Health Micro-Credential costs $800. That includes tuition, textbooks, use of simulations, and access to our robust student support services to ensure your success. We specialize in a no-surprise approach to tuition so you can plan accordingly! 

Faculty

Our Behavioral Health instructors are experienced healthcare professionals in a variety of care settings and have supported communities across the country. As a student, you will receive an exceptional level of personalized instruction from experienced educators dedicated to your success.

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STEP ONE: VERIFY QUALIFICATIONS
The Behavioral Health Micro-Credential has the following minimum qualifications to enroll in the program. Applicants must: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age 
  • Be willing to certify high school completion or equivalent 
  • Demonstrate English proficiency 
  • Have a working laptop or desktop computer less than 7 years old
    NOTE: Tablets and Chromebooks will not work
  • Be willing to commit 6 hours a week toward class time

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The following course is required to complete the Behavioral Health Micro-Credential. 

Quarter 1 (10-Weeks)
BH 101 - Behavioral Health 101
 

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MercyPLUS offers two convenient start dates a year for the Behavioral Health Micro-Credential. View our full academic calendar.

FALL: October
SPRING: April
 

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2Continuing education units are pending approval from AKH Inc. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is an approved provider through the Boards of Nursing in California (provider #CEP17011), and Florida (provider #50-2560). Students from other states will need to verify eligibility with their individual board's of nursing. 

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors.

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Apply. Graduate. Save lives. Next step before transforming into a life-saving hero: complete the form below. Your enrollment coach is waiting to answer any questions you may have.

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