The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Behavioral Health Professional

African-American behavioral health professional smiles while group meets behind her

Do you see yourself working in the field of behavioral health? If so, then consider earning Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science degree, offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This program can help you develop the skills and training that you need to work in diverse behavioral health settings. Continue reading to learn more about becoming a behavioral health professional:

Determine Your Behavioral Health Career Goals

If you’ve already decided that becoming a behavioral health professional is the right path for you, then the next step to take is deciding where in this field you can do the most good and receive the most fulfillment. Because of the number of career options in this profession, start by considering your current interests and skills and how you like to apply them to your work.

Develop a Foundation in Behavioral Health

If you have, for example, an interest in learning about trauma, trauma-informed care or assessment and treatment of trauma, then you may want to choose a behavioral health degree with an emphasis in trauma to gain additional knowledge in the subject. Additionally, your education should include topics like counseling theories and family dynamics.

Choose a Degree in Behavioral Health

If a career as a community service manager, mental health technician or case manager is in line with your professional goals, then GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science could be the ideal option for you. Graduates of this program gain the educational foundation needed for entry-level positions in diverse behavioral health professions.

Are you ready to begin your journey toward a career in behavioral health? Visit Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences website or click the Request More Information button to learn about the degrees that we offer.

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