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). Knowledge and skill-based competencies cover the following domains: Tobacco use and basis for dependence; motivational counseling skills to assess, treat, and prevent relapse; cessation medication use; tailoring prevention and treatment for diverse and vulnerable populations; systems change and tobacco policy. Additionally, in a changing landscape of tobacco products, use, and cessation, learners will develop skills to critically review the literature on tobacco-related issues, such as the recent surge in youth electronic cigarette use.
The content is divided into three 3-credit hour courses:
- Tobacco Use and Counseling (NUR 621)
- Assessing Tobacco Use and Treatment Planning (NUR 622)
- Tobacco Treatment Pharmacology (NUR 623).
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.
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