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Tobacco Treatment Specialist

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Program Summary

FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Credits required: 9
Cost per credit: $693

Audrey Darville

Associate Professor

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

The Graduate School

2265 Harrodsburg Rd Suite 202

Lexington, KY 40504

859.323.4222

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The Tobacco Treatment Specialist Graduate Certificate provides the learner with extensive knowledge and skills needed to meet the Core Competencies for Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS).  In a changing landscape of tobacco products use and cessation, learners will develop skills to critically review the literature on tobacco-related issues. 

Program Summary

FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Credits required: 9
Cost per credit: $693

How Can Tobacco Treatment Skills
Help You?

This certificate program will prepare you to deliver evidence-based treatment and promote system change to reduce the toll of tobacco on health.

  • For healthcare practitioners, you will obtain skills and knowledge needed to promote and treat tobacco dependence.
  • For health educators and those interested in health promotion, you will be equipped to debunk myths surrounding tobacco use and gain the tools needed to provide current evidence-based information.
  • For public health professionals, you will learn evidence-based and culturally sensitive systems and policy interventions to foster healthy communities, particularly among vulnerable populations.
     

The content is divided into three 3-credit hour courses:
     • NUR 621: Tobacco Use and Counseling
     • NUR 622: Assessing Tobacco Use and Treatment Planning; and
     • NUR 623: Tobacco Treatment Pharmacology

This is an accredited program, so upon completion participants will earn a training certificate - the initial requirement for obtaining the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP). See: https://www.naadac.org/ncttp

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 grading scale
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita 
  • Supplemental Tobacco Treatment Certificate program application
  • Admission to the University of Kentucky Graduate School

Application Requirements

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores for applicants whose native language is not English (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Supplemental materials
    - CV that includes education, licensure, certifications, work experience, awards, publications or presentations, etc.
    - TTG Certificate. Please complete this additional application form for submission with your application.

Additional admission details can be viewed here.


Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Audrey Darville

Associate Professor

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

The Graduate School

2265 Harrodsburg Rd Suite 202

Lexington, KY 40504

859.323.4222

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.