Substance Abuse Treatment

Whether you decide to be a teacher, nurse, mental health clinician, psychologist, criminal justice professional, or social worker you can count on working with issues caused directly, or indirectly, from substance abuse. We developed this minor to prepare you for the State of Michigan's Certified Addictions Counselor certification. This minor is taught completely online, which allows for flexibility around your class or work schedule. Classes are offered online (5 classes) and over three semesters with two classes in the Fall semester, two classes in the Winter semester, and one class in the Spring semester.  If you want a minor that leaves you with something real to give back to the world, consider our substance abuse treatment courses!

This minor is organized to complement any concentration, for preparation for entry level practice in the field of substance abuse treatment and to provide an additional certification for those who have already graduated and/ or are interested in substance abuse treatment and prevention.

The 5 courses for the minor are: SAT 202, SAT 320, SAT 330, SAT 340 and SAT 345.  

SAT 430 can replace one 300 level course with Program Coordinator approval.

For course descriptions please click here.

Crisis Intervention and Disaster Response

The Crisis Intervention and Disaster Response (CDR) minor was developed in response to two threads of public inquiry:  (1) how to understand the conditions of and appropriate responses to the consequences of natural disasters, and (2) how to prepare and respond to human-created crises in ways that protect and sustain services to clients. This minor is open to all majors, and compliments many disciplines, such as Social Work, Nursing, Public Health, Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, Psychology, Political Science, and more. 

The 5 courses for the minor are: CDR 330, CDR 430, CDR 432, CDR 435, and CDR 438. 

For course descriptions, please click here.

Please call the department office at (810) 762-3390 to gain more information on available courses.

Health Navigation

Health navigation is a new role in the changing health care environment. Health navigators work in hospitals, health clinics, human service agencies, and insurance companies. They work with clients to clarify the health system and health insurance, assist clients to access services they need and are eligible for, and educate clients regarding overall health.

The 18-19 credit hour health navigation program is open to UM-Flint students as a minor and to non-degree students as a certificate. The program can be completed in 1-2 years.

The program is jointly offered by the Departments of Public Health and Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work. If you have any questions about the health navigation program or wish to explore serving as a health navigation practicum site, please contact (810) 237-6503 ext. 5 or

UM-Flint Conducts Interdisciplinary Health Care Simulation