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Addiction Prevention & Treatment (Minor)

This minor complements many academic programs and majors by providing knowledge and experience in the 12 core competency areas identified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMSHA] as vital to knowledge, skills and attitudes required for professional practice in addiction services. In addition to fulfilling core competency areas required for addiction services, courses in this minor may meet the didactic education requirements for addiction credentialing, such as the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) credential in Virginia.

Addiction Prevention & Treatment (Minor)


Description


What is Addiction Prevention and Treatment at ODU like?

This minor complements many academic programs and majors by providing knowledge and experience in the 12 core competency areas identified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMSHA] as vital to knowledge, skills and attitudes required for professional practice in addiction services. In addition to fulfilling core competency areas required for addiction services, courses in this minor may meet the didactic education requirements for addiction credentialing, such as the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) credential in Virginia.

Program Highlights


What makes Addiction Prevention and Treatment at ODU unique?

  • Take classes on-campus or online

  • May meet the didactic education requirements for the Virginia Board of Counseling Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Courses


What are some courses offered in Addiction Prevention and Treatment at ODU?

HMSV 452:
Substance Abuse Treatment and Research


This course explores effective substance abuse treatment planning and intervention strategies through lectures and experiential learning and examines research trends in the substance abuse field. Prerequisites: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or better, HMSV 343W with a grade of C or better and HMSV 447 with a grade of C or better.

HMSV 447:
Introduction to Substance Abuse


This course develops the professional identity of the student as a practitioner of substance abuse services while introducing the student to the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, the recovery process and relapse prevention methods. Prerequisites: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or better and HMSV 343W with a grade of C or better.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Addiction Prevention and Treatment at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Addiction Prevention and Treatment should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

For completion of a minor, an undergraduate student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

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:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

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

Next Steps


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Contact


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Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Human Services Program Director


Name:

Jennifer Simmons


Location:

2130 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4722


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Human Services Online Program Director


Name:

Mark Rehfuss


Location:

2107 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5511


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@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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