The Level I Certificate in Christian Counseling promotes an understanding of the theoretical framework for biblical counseling and provides an opportunity for students to engage in counseling under professors’ supervision. The foundational courses are applied in the two practicum courses as students practice counseling with one another and then counsel under the supervision of an experienced professor.

The Level II certificate in Christian Counseling further equips recipients of Level I certificates through a detailed study of the theological and personal foundations for counseling. Particular focus is given to studying the person as made in the image of God through in-depth courses on physiology, personhood, and theories of change as relates to counseling.

Level I Courses

Level II Courses

  • Introduction to Christian Counseling
  • Typical Problems in Christian Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Counseling
  • Counseling Practicum I
  • Counseling Practicum II
  • Methods of Biblical Change
  • Counseling & Physiology
  • Human Personality
  • Theology & Secular Psychology
  • Counseling in the Local Church
  • Practicum III

What You'll Learn

  • Foundations of Scripture-centered counseling
  • Training in counseling the most common situations faced by counselors
  • Detailed instruction on the care and growth of Christian families
  • Physiology, personhood, and theories of change as relates to counseling

Take the Next Step


Apply online and receive your acceptance letter.


Grow as you study the scriptures and deepen your love for God.


Take what you learn and leverage it for the good of Christ's church.

Who Should Enroll

Church Staff
Small Group Leaders
Campus Ministers

Request More Information

Provide your information below to receive more information about the graduate certificates.

If you do not receive an automated email confirming receipt of your submission in your inbox or junk mail within 24 hours, please try again or reach out to the Office of Communications at communications@rts.edu.
  • Hidden
  • To ensure receipt of your form, please turn off all ad blockers before submitting your entry.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Study Scripture-centered soul care under experienced professionals.

Deepen your understanding of the Scriptures for personal growth while opening doors for teaching, writing, and so much more.