The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Study of Addiction (ACSA) offers students an opportunity for in-depth study of addictive processes and disorders. This program offers the study of the latest research in addiction and is appropriate for a diverse range of individuals in health and social services, program developers, policymakers, or researchers.
This course-based program is delivered part-time, online, and is available every year.
- Hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on the uLethbridge 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level term courses
- Demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) for graduate students
Because the capacity of the program is limited, not all students meeting the general admission requirements may be admitted.
Criteria used for admission include:
- The applicant’s record, ELP test scores, if applicable, and references;
- The relevance of undergraduate degree;
- The breadth of undergraduate courses;
- Relevant work experience, if applicable;
- And results of the interview, if applicable.
The ACSA gives students an opportunity to learn how to:
- Summarize addiction research in the sciences and social sciences;
- Evaluate and criticize approaches to managing addiction;
- Interpret knowledge of addiction in clinical contexts;
- Derive and apply solutions from a knowledge of addiction.
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