Springfield College School of Human Services Becomes NAADAC Approved Education Provider
Campuses of the Springfield College School of Human Services (SHS) offering the Addiction Studies Concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Human Services Program received NAADAC Approved Academic Provider status on October 31, 2013.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors), represents the professional interests of more than 75,000 addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals in The NAADAC Approved Academic Provider status assures that graduates of SHS’s Addiction Studies concentration will have their contact hours accepted towards national credentialing by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), and also by many of the individual state licensing and certification bodies.
The six School of Human Services campuses receiving NAADAC Approved Academic Provider status offer the undergraduate addiction studies concentration. The campuses are located in Boston, MA; Charleston, SC; Manchester, NH; Milwaukee, WI; St. Johnsbury, VT; and Tampa, FL. Other SHS campuses are located in Houston, TX; Orange County, CA; Springfield, MA. Many alumni from throughout the 25-year history of the School are addiction counselors and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention.
In announcing the news, David I. Rudder, associate dean of the Springfield College School of Human Services, said, “With our new status as a NAADAC Approved Academic Provider, our students will now be completing many of the state, national, and international certification requirements for practicing as addiction professionals, along with their degrees. This is great Springfield College School of Human Services is committed to providing broadly accessible higher education in human services for adult learners that embodies the principles of Humanics, community partnership, and academic excellence to achieve social and economic justice. Both Springfield College School of Human Services and NAADAC share a commitment to education, and the prevention and treatment of addiction disorders.”
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