Dr. A. Aubteen Darabi
Learn more from the
Human Performance Technology web site.
The Certificate in Human Performance Technology at Florida State University is offered by the Instructional Systems and Learning Technology (ISLT) Program and is directed by an HPT Certificate Coordinator.
Oversight is provided by the coordinator and the EPLS department head. The certificate requires completion of five competency-based courses (15 credit hours) from areas of specialization that are based on national and international studies of HPT professionals combined with our projections of future directions in organizational structures and processes. There are three required core courses and two elective courses from ISLT.
Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Up to 3 years.
Growing numbers of organizations are creating HPT officers and staff, and many of them are replacing traditional human resource development (HRD) specialists and Instructional Designers with HPT professionals.
These courses may not be offered every semester.
In addition to meeting FSU admission criteria, to be qualified for admission to HPT Certificate, applicants will normally be required to have qualifications equivalent to those admitted to the ISLT Program, which currently are a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average in their upper-division undergraduate studies and a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of at least 150 Verbal, 3.5 Analytical Writing, and 144 quantitative. Qualified applicants must submit their completed admission form and have it approved by the HPT Certificate Coordinator prior to taking the required courses or during your first semester at FSU.
Application to the certificate program may be made by any graduate student in good standing at Florida State University, or by any individual eligible to enroll as a graduate-level special student (non-degree-seeking).
Non-degree-seeking students should apply for special student status by contacting FSU Graduate Admissions.
An application for admission to the certificate program must be submitted to and approved by the HPT Certificate Coordinator prior to taking the required courses or during your first semester at FSU. The application and other required forms are available at the Instructional Systems website or may be obtained from Mary Kate McKee, the Program Assistant for Instructional Systems in the Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems. Upon completion of the required courses, you must fill out the HPT Program of Study form to provide the courses' specifics to the coordinator for approval and certification. Substitutions of the required or elective courses due to academic circumstances must be agreed to and approved by the coordinator in advance.
To be qualified for admission, applicants will normally be required to have qualifications equivalent to those of the Instructional Systems Program, which currently are a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average in their upper-division undergraduate studies and a score of at least 1000 with approximately equal distribution between verbal and quantitative on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This is equivalent to 153 Verbal and 144 Quantitative scores based on the new GRE test. Applicants must also submit a goal statement and proposed program of study that are acceptable to the HPT Certificate Coordinator.
Required core courses (9 credit hours):
HPT Concepts and Processes
Select one from each of the following categories:
System Analysis and HPT Solution Design (Select Minimum of One Course)
Or other courses relevant to the theme of this section subject to approval of the Certificate Coordinator.
HPT Systems Integration and Project Management (Select Minimum of One Course)
The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2016-17 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.