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Human Performance Technology (Certificate)

Human performance technology involves a systematic and systemic approach to identifying how performance improvement can be measured, and most critically, applied in real environments to solve real problems. The certificate provides the student with a fundamental understanding of human performance technology coupled with targeted coursework in the design and implementation of instructional and non-instructional performance interventions to contribute to performance improvement, strategic planning, and organizational change initiatives. This certificate is a natural concentration area in both Instructional Design and Technology and business education given the widespread use of performance improvement initiatives found in higher education, corporate, healthcare, and military environments.

Human Performance Technology (Certificate)


Description


What is Human Performance Technology at ODU like?

Human performance technology involves a systematic and systemic approach to identifying how performance improvement can be measured, and most critically, applied in real environments to solve real problems. The certificate provides the student with a fundamental understanding of human performance technology coupled with targeted coursework in the design and implementation of instructional and non-instructional performance interventions to contribute to performance improvement, strategic planning, and organizational change initiatives. This certificate is a natural concentration area in both Instructional Design and Technology and business education given the widespread use of performance improvement initiatives found in higher education, corporate, healthcare, and military environments.

Program Highlights


What makes Human Performance Technology at ODU unique?

  • Flexible schedule beginning in fall, spring, and summer.

  • Finish the 12-credit certificate in one year.

  • Offered online with the option to attend classes on campus.

  • One-on-one advising on academic and professional development.

  • Opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research with faculty.

  • Comprehensive curriculum covering advanced principles and techniques as well as advanced topics in human performance improvement.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists

$90,340

MEDIAN SALARY


Design objects, facilities, and environments to optimize human well-being and overall system performance, applying theory, principles, and data regarding the relationship between humans and respective technology. Investigate and analyze characteristics of human behavior and performance as it relates to the use of technology.

Training and Development Specialists

$64,700

MEDIAN SALARY


Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

Social and Human Service Assistants

$35,460

MEDIAN SALARY


Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.

Social and Community Service Managers

$70,530

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Human Performance Technology at ODU?

IDT 735:
Noninstructional Interventions


This project-based course examines several different non-instructional interventions that can be used to promote performance improvement. Major methodologies common in the field will be explored as a class, and students will also be required to familiarize themselves with other methodologies of their choice. Emphasis will be on the following interventions: job analysis/work design, performance development, human resource development, organizational communication, organizational design and financial systems.

IDT 739:
Needs Analysis and Assessment


Lecture, 3 hours; 3 credits. This project-based class will focus on the process of doing a needs analysis and assessment, from start to finish. Although theoretical considerations regarding needs analyses will be explored, the emphasis is on actually conducting the analysis. Students will work in teams under the supervision of the instructor to conduct a needs analysis for an external client.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Human Performance Technology at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Human Performance Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Admission Requirements:

    • Degree-seeking graduate students may enroll in certificate courses with approval of their advisor.
  • Non-degree seeking students are required to:

    • Submit an application and application fee
    • Have an earned undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

     

  • Are there any International or Program specific admissions requirements?

    • There are none besides the TOEFL requirements.

For admission to the Human Performance Technology program


GPA:

3.00


TOEFL score:

iB: 230 or computer-based: 80


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Merit-based Scholarships


Incoming freshmen to the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPAs and SAT/ACT test scores. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

John Baaki


Location:

4125 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5491


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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