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 United States, Canada, and internationally.
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; and Wilmington, DE.
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, treatment, recovery support, and education.
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 news for our students.”
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.
Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide as the Birthplace of Basketball® and for the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy—educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. The college is ranked in the 2013 edition of “Best Colleges” in the top tier of “Best Regional Universities -- North Region” by “U.S.News Media Group,” and is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA. More than 5,000 traditional, nontraditional and international students study at its main campus in Springfield, MA, and at its 9 School of Human Services campuses across the country.