In concert with its mission to improve the delivery of services in Florida and elsewhere, FMHI offers unique educational programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses, degrees, and certificates managed by FMHI faculty can be found by accessing the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy websites for education offerings. Briefly summarized below, they address important community, policy, state, and research needs. The aims are to educate our future workforce and to offer professional development for individuals working in the field of behavioral health.
Undergraduate Programs and concentrations:
- Summer Research Institute (SRI@FMHI)
- BS in Behavioral Healthcare
- Undergraduate minor in Applied Behavior Analysis
- Undergraduate minor in Behavioral Healthcare
- BS in Applied Science: Behavioral Healthcare Concentration
- BS in General Studies: Behavioral Healthcare Concentration
- Cognate for the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Bachelor's Degree
FMHI invites undergraduate students to apply for the highly selective, NIMH-funded, Summer Research Institute (SRI@FMHI). SRI@FMHI is a ten-week summer program designed for students interested in building their research skills within the context of mental health to help them prepare for a Senior Thesis and/or graduate school. For more information please contact Dr. Catherine Batsche, Associate Dean, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences.
This 37-hour program is designed for students planning to work in the fields of mental health and substance abuse following graduation. It consists of 22 core credit hours and one or more concentrations (15 hours each). Concentrations include: adult community services, behavioral health research, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and children's mental health. A new concentration in aging is awaiting approval. The following are related minors, concentrations and cognates that are offered in partnership with other degree programs:
- Master of Science (MS) Degree in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
- Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis
- PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis
This 39 credit program is the newest academic program at FMHI. Students will be admitted to this MS Degree program starting with the Spring Semester, 2015. The program is designed to prepare professionals to serve in public and non-profit agencies and schools that work with diverse children and adolescents experiencing behavioral health challenges and their families. Four concentrations are available, each offering a combination of online and in-class formats: (1) Developmental Disabilities, (2) Leadership in Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health, (3) Translational Research and Evaluation, and (4) Youth & Behavioral Health. This new MS Degree program will be offered entirely online beginning in the Fall Semester, 2015.
- Behavioral Research Immersion to Develop Graduate Excellence (BRIDGE) Certificate
- Graduate Certificate in Children's Mental Health
- Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Support
- Graduate Certificate in Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health