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Point Park University's human resources management program has achieved another curriculum certification, further elevating the program's alignment with industry best practices. The University is now an HR Certification Institute (HRCI) Academic Provider.

As a certifying body for over four decades, the HRCI draws on its collective expertise to codify different guidelines for HR practitioners and their organizations. Point Park's academic program alignment to the competencies and functional areas of the Associate Professional in Human Resources® (aPHR®certification demonstrates a commitment to teaching what is important in the human resources field today. Additionally, the alignment of the curriculum can help students understand how jobs in the field work in the real world and prepare them for the aPHR exam.

Earlier this year, another leading HR certification organization, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognized that Point Park's human resources management program fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates

"The alignment with both professional certifying organizations confirms the content and opportunities in our program meets certification and industry demands," said Sandra Mervosh, M.S., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, assistant professor and director of Point Park’s human resources management program. "Students can expect to be presented with knowledge, experiences, opportunities and networks that will enable them to engage and advance in a career in human resources management and professional certification."

Additionally, SHRM designated Point Park's Student Human Resources Association as an affiliate student chapter this year. Learn more about the club in this Q&A with student Samantha Weber '21. 

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