The Diploma in Health and Human Services is a preparatory program that introduces students to practical methods for defining and comparing concepts addressing human needs. The program covers interdisciplinary processes, prevention approaches, intervention methods, initial theories, and maintenance in practice with individuals and communities. Offered online, this program provides students with a fundamental understanding of work tools and skills, focusing on providing coordination of services and case management within public and private health and human services agencies and organizations. Upon completion of this diploma program, students are eligible to continue into the Associate of Science in Health and Human Services.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • History of Human Services: Understand the history and current human services delivery.
  • Application of Knowledge: Apply knowledge and theory to multiple levels of human systems.
  • Integration of Models: Demonstrate understanding and integration of models to populations served.
  • Ethical and Legal Standards: Adopt ethical and legal standards found in human services.

Program Content:

A minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation. The program curriculum covers various aspects related to health and human services, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed for their future careers.

Financial aid

Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.


Herzing University

Herzing University is an accredited, private nonprofit institution with 11 campuses across eight states and an online division. Located in the heart of Milwaukee and founded in 1965, more than 45,000 alumni have graduated from Herzing's career-focused, flexible, and comprehensive master's, bachelor's, and associate degree, and diploma programs. The University's School of Nursing includes a competitive Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Students can also major in a variety of other fields including healthcare, technology, business, and public safety. For 11 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Herzing University as a leading institution and for some of the top online programs in the nation. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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