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Case Management

If you are interested in helping others obtain the services they need, a career in case management may be right for you.

What is a Case Manager?

A case manager is someone who coordinates services on behalf of individuals or families. They typically work in mental health facilities, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, schools, community social service agencies or organizations, local and state government offices, or in the legal profession. It is a challenging, fulfilling career that enables you to assist children, teens, adults, and the elderly who need to locate, obtain, or coordinate crucial health, wellness, educational, housing, social service, and other resources.

Why Earn a Certificate in Case Management?

The employment outlook for case management positions throughout south central Indiana is strong.

  • If you are an undergraduate or graduate student at IUPUC who is still taking classes toward completing your degree, earning a certificate in this field is a great way to be even more competitive in the employment market after you graduate.
  • If you are a working adult or a non-degree seeking student, earning the certificate is a great way to give your career a boost and could qualify you to apply for a promotion within your current organization or enable you to pursue new employment options in another organization.

Either way, this 19-credit program will provide you with specialized education and training that includes:

  • Working with diverse populations in community settings
  • Locating and obtaining community resources and funding
  • Developing and implementing behavior management and improvement plans
  • Fostering collaborative problem-solving and networking
  • Mentoring and teaching life skills
  • Delivering high-quality, accountable, and measurable case management services.

Program Requirements & Courses

The certificate consists of 19 credits (not including any required prerequisites). Required courses include:

  • PSY-B 104: Psychology as a Social Science | 3 cr.
  • PSY-B 310: Life Span Development* | 3 cr.
  • PSY-B 321: Clinical Writing | 1 cr.
  • PSY-B 325: Professional Ethics | 1 cr.
  • PSY-B 328: Working with Families | 2 cr.
  • PSY-B 380: Abnormal Psychology | 3 cr.
  • PSY-B 386: Introduction to Counseling** | 3 cr.
  • PSY-B 422: Professional Practice in Case Management*** | 3 cr.

*Prerequisite: Three (3) psychology credits. **Prequisites: PSY-B 104, PSY-B 310, and PSY-B 380. *** Prerequisites: Three (3) credits of psychology and instructor consent.