Colorado Springs Program in Professional Counseling
The Colorado Springs center is in northern Colorado Springs and courses are offered through UNC Extended Studies. We offer two counseling degree programs in Colorado Springs:
Students have the opportunity to also take coursework at the Lowry/Denver center toward earning the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) credential following graduation and requisite experience.
The Colorado Springs program is designed for students who are looking for an intensive graduate school experience. Most of the students in the Colorado Springs program work full-time in addition to taking classes.
Classes are offered in an intensive weekend format and students take one course at a time over two weekends, typically with a weekend in between. Courses are held Friday (4pm-10pm), Saturday (8am-5pm), and Sunday (8am-4pm). Most students are full-time graduate students (taking 9 or more credits a semester); however, part-time enrollment is an option as well.
We have an active chapter of the counseling honors society (Chi Sigma Iota) and Leadership Fellows that are very much a presence on campus: hosting professional development opportunities for students, assisting with new student orientation, leading service events, and serving as liaisons with the faculty.
We also encourage you to learn more about the professions for which our students prepare by visiting the web sites for the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Finally, we invite you to contact us directly so we can respond to your questions and assist you in your decision making and application process.
Heather M. Helm, Ph.D., LPC, RPT/S
Professor and Chair, Department of Applied Psychology and Counselor Education
Academic Coordinator, Extended Studies Professional Counseling Programs
Chair, Department of Counselor Education & Supervision
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Campus Box 131
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639