Why ODU for Human Performance Technology?

Human performance technology involves a systematic and systemic approach to identifying how performance improvement can be measured, and most critically, applied in real environments to solve real problems. ODU's online human performance technology certificate offers a synthesis of instructional design & technology with business education. 

You'll gain an understanding of human performance technology through targeted coursework in the design and implementation of instructional and non-instructional performance interventions. You'll be ready to work on large projects that impact multiple facets of an organization with performance improvement, strategic planning, and organizational change initiatives. 

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours (four courses)

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

Online Learning Environment

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.

Careers in Human Performance Technology

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

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$523 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$568 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2018 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

ODU degree-seeking students may enroll in certificate courses with advisor's approval. To apply as a non-degree student, you should have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program. Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.