Professional Development & Leadership

Boost Your Resume. Lift your Career.

Southern Utah University’s Professional Development and Leadership program offers opportunities for working adults to advance in their careers and pursue educational goals by providing access to a number of in-person and online training, certificate and degree options.

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Our Partners & Programs

Post-Bachelor Institutional Certificates

Apply Your Earned Credits

Depending on educational background and goals, SUU Professional Development students have opportunities to apply academic credits toward SUU bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. To find out how to apply your earned credits toward a degree, call (435) 865-8463 or email

SUU Professional Development certificates and courses with checkmarks in the table below are approved to transfer into the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Education (M.Ed) programs. SUU bachelor degree programs (B.A. or B.S.) may accept professional development credits and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.*

Certificates/Courses MIS MPA MBA M.Ed B.A./B.S.
Aviation Maintenance Training Generals
Best Friends Executive Leadership 
Best Friends Management Leadership
Better Your Business Academy
Community Health Worker
Cyber Security Fundamentals
Enriched Teaching Skills & Practices for the Professional Instructor
Entrepreneurship Case Studies & Applications
Online and Remote Teaching Foundations
Parks and Public Lands Stewardship  
Parks and Tourism  
Principles of Contemporary Animal Services ✔ 
Remote Work Foundations
System Agility and Innovation
UMCA Conference Course
Best Friends National Conference Excel Track 
Post-Bachelor Online Teaching Institutional Certificate
Post-Bachelor Leadership Studies Institutional Certificate

*SUU bachelor degree programs (B.A. or B.S.) may accept 5000-level credits as upper-division elective credits and/or 0500-level credits through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process. SUU master degree programs accept 5000-level credits as elective credits or course substitutions.

For assistance contact or (435) 865-8482.

Melynda Thorpe
Executive Director
Community & Professional Development
(435) 865-8255

Contact Us

Susie Knudsen
Assistant Director
Community & Professional Development
(435) 586-7759

Tanner Vario
Program Manager
Community & Professional Development

Mailing Address:
351 W University Blvd
Cedar City, Ut 84720

Physical/Office Address:
300 W. University Blvd.
J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Center
Cedar City, Ut 84720