Human Performance Technology Online

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
  • Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies

Every great company relies on its employees' peak performance. Help managers get the best out of their staff by gaining knowledge and earning a certificate in human performance technology.

You'll learn how to assess performance, identify improvement, and apply it to real world problems. This certificate integrates technology by introducing instructional design along with business education. 

You'll learn how to intervene in problematic performance situations. You'll design programs to optimize performance, working through many facets of an organization's needs. Your projects will be both instructional and non-instructional, focusing on performance, planning, and change initiatives.

When you graduate, you will earn a Graduate Certificate in Human Performance Technology.

    • 12 credit hours (four courses)

    You will take three required courses and choose one elective course.

  • Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • Human performance technology professionals work in a wide variety of environments, such as higher education, corporations, healthcare, and the military.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $599 per credit hour*
    Out-of-state Students
    $623 per credit hour

    Rates are effective Fall 2023 and subject to change.
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.

  • To take this certificate by itself, you will apply to ODU as a non-degree seeking graduate student. You should have an undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Current ODU students should talk to their advisor about pursuing this graduate certificate.

    Those whose native language is not English must submit a minimum score of 230 on the computer-based TOEFL or 80 on the TOEFL iBT.