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Doctoral-Level Certificate in Strengths-Oriented Higher Education

Earn a Certificate in Strengths-Oriented Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll build expertise in creating, implementing, and assessing strengths-oriented programs. You’ll enhance your career by learning to apply these models to careers in higher education. You’ll also benefit from an intensive, two-week model, offered in either January or July. 

Program at a Glance

The School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences equips students for compassionate leadership in fields like physical therapy, social work, and psychology, guided by experienced faculty and hands-on learning.

Program Information

  • Program Units: 10


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Become an expert in the strengths-oriented way of thinking.
  • Discover how strengths-oriented programming contributes to positive student outcomes and better campus culture. 
  • Learn how to create, implement, and assess a strengths-oriented program on your campus.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
10 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid

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Program Details

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

Prospective students

Prospective Students Find Belonging at APU

Alumnus Bryan Bowens  EdD ’14 brought a group of high school students from Kern County’s Project BEST (Black Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching) to APU’s campus to show them that a top college experience is within their reach.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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