Academy for Professional Excellence

CEO: Jennifer Tucker-Tatlow, MSW

Academy For Professional Excellence

Academy for Professional Excellence

The Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of San Diego State University School of Social Work, was established in 1996 with the mission to provide exceptional workforce development and learning experiences for the transformation of individuals, organizations, and communities. Serving over 50,000 health and human service professionals annually, the Academy creates experiences that transform the heart, mind, and practice with the goal of revolutionizing the way people work to ensure the world is a healthier place. The Academy continues to grow with new programs and a diversity of workforce development solutions for the health and human services community in Southern California and beyond. The academy invests in its staff with an innovative work environment that promotes staff well-being and a culture that builds on and fosters the strengths of its diverse staff.

The Academy offers a variety of programs providing workforce development, comprehensive training and learning experiences, organizational support, training-related services, and direct recovery-based services.

Primary Academy Programs:

  • Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations (APSWI)
  • Child Welfare Development Services (CWDS)
  • Leaders In Action (LIA)
  • Responsive Integrated Health Solutions (RIHS)
  • Southern Area Consortium of Human Services (SACHS)
  • Tribal STAR

Contact Us

SDSU Social Work

Hepner Hall room 119
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4119