The undergraduate Certificate in Resilience and Trauma-Informed Perspectives requires 18 s.h. of course work. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.50 in work for the certificate. They may count a maximum of 6 s.h. completed for a major, minor, or another certificate offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences toward the Certificate in Resilience and Trauma-Informed Perspectives.

The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program.

The Certificate in Resilience and Trauma-Informed Perspectives requires the following course work; courses taught online are indicated below.

Required Courses

Both of these:
SSW:3700Introduction to Understanding Trauma and Resilience3
RCE:4173Trauma Across the Lifespan (online)3


At least 12 s.h. from these:
SSW:3786/ASP:3786Death/Dying: Issues Across the Life Span (online and on campus)3-4
SSW:3797Child Welfare Policy and Practice (online)3
SSW:5200Grief Work with Individuals and Families (when topic is trauma-informed family practice)2-3
ANTH:2164/GHS:2164Culture and Healing for Future Health Professionals3
CCCC:2220Foundations of Critical Cultural Competence3
ENGL:1200The Interpretation of Literature (when topic is identity, trauma, and resiliency)3
ENGL:3444Literatures of the American Peoples (when topic is writing trauma, imaging hope)3
OEH:4510/CPH:4230/EPID:4510Injury and Violence Prevention3
PSQF:1027Mindfulness Foundations in the Helping Professions3
PSY:2701Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience4
PSY:3330Childhood Psychopathology3
THTR:2120Movement: Special Topics (when topic is vinyasa yoga)2-3
Independent study in the Rape Victim Advocacy Training Program (consult certificate coordinator)
Additional related courses (consult certificate coordinator for approval)
May include one of these:
SSW:3729Substance Use and Abuse (online and on campus)3
RCE:4185Introduction to Substance Abuse (online)3
May include one of these:
SSW:3796Family Violence (on campus)2-3
SSW:3799Selected Aspects of Social Work and Social Welfare (Des Moines campus)arr.