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. The content is divided into three 3-credit hour courses: Tobacco Use and Counseling (NUR 621); Assessing Tobacco Use and Treatment Planning (NUR 622); and Tobacco Treatment Pharmacology (NUR 623).
This certificate program will prepare you to deliver evidence-based treatment and promote system change to reduce the toll of tobacco on health.
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
Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGC of your intended program to confirm requirements.
Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.
The Graduate School
2265 Harrodsburg Rd Suite 202
Lexington, KY 40504
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.