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Janice Nikkel
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Youth Development Graduate Certificate

The youth development graduate certificate program allows students to understand, integrate and apply conceptual approaches to youth development, including asset building, positive youth development, community youth development, risk and resiliency.  K-State offers two graduate certificates in youth development: youth development professional and youth development administration.

Using a strengths-based approach, the program helps students learn how to support youth to make them socially, emotionally and cognitively competent adults.

The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).

Careers in Youth Development

K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website.

The youth development graduate certificate program is designed for professionals desiring to work in a variety of youth programs, including within:

  • service organizations
  • community-based programs
  • educational settings
  • youth counseling


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The youth development graduate certificate is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology.

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Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: Human Ecology
Credits: 13
Course delivery: Online

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