OOS Initial Application Program Description
Associate of Science in Childhood Education Students in the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education learn appropriate skills and techniques to support the development of children aged birth through eight years. Students gain an understanding of the characteristics of infants, toddlers and young children; their developmental stages; and strategies that support children developing typically, as well as, those with special needs. Students create appropriate program plans that foster positive self-esteem, and promote social skills and increase multicultural awareness. Students visit and participate in a variety of early childhood classroom settings where they have the opportunity to apply the skills that they are learning and work collaboratively with peers and co-workers.Graduates are prepared for careers as teachers in early care and education settings, as paraprofessionals or teacher assistants, or as home visitors, parent educators, nannies, family service workers, social services specialists, or family resource center workers.
Bachelor of Science in Child Studies Students in the Child Studies program learn appropriate skills and techniques to support the development of children aged birth through eight years. Students gain an understanding of the characteristics of infants, toddlers and young children; their developmental stages; and strategies that support children developing typically, as well as, those with special needs. In their practicum and capstone courses students learn to work collaboratively with peers, co-workers and families. Additionally, students put learned theories into practice while planning, teaching, and assessing young learners.Post University’s Child Studies program prepares students to meet the education standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Early Childhood Teaching Credential. Graduates may seek employment in private schools, early care and education centers, departments of social services, family resource centers, children’s museums and recreation centers.
Bachelor of Science in Sports ManagementStudents in the Bachelor of Science in Sport Management begin with a foundation course in sport management and enhance that foundation in subsequent courses, gaining specific knowledge in the areas of societal sport, sport administration, sport events and facility management, sport marketing, sport law, and sport economics. All students are required to complete a capstone course, allowing them to gain valuable hands-on experience in the area of sport management.Graduates may pursue careers in athletic administration, sport marketing, ticket sales, game-day operations and community relations. This degree program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Bachelor of Science in Human ServicesStudents prepare for the challenging and rewarding work in the field of human services with a foundation in case management techniques, prevention theories and concepts, and knowledge of human development. Students gain an understanding of peoples’ capacity for growth and change while learning to advocate for social justice by practicing their skills in the areas of counseling, ethical decision making, crisis intervention and advocacy. To focus their studies, students may choose from five areas of concentration: Counseling, Human Service Management, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. Graduates can pursue work in non-profit, state, or for-profit agencies in positions as case worker, youth worker, probation officer, life skills instructor, group home manager, client advocate, program manager, and program engagement coordinator.
Master of Science in Human ServicesStudents in the Master of Science in Human Services program at Post University gain knowledge – through coursework - in the areas of: prevention, remediation, psycho-education, diagnosis, and assessment and intervention. This interdisciplinary curriculum helps students make an immediate and long-term impact with the people they help. Students gain the operational knowledge, analytical skills and experience necessary to assess a problem and apply a solution quickly and competently. Students can choose a concentration in the following areas: Clinical Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, and Non-Profit Management. Graduates are prepared to hold jobs in a wide variety of settings including: mental health facilities, corrections, halfway houses, child and family service centers and geriatric facilities.