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Child life specialists are experts in child development who promote effective coping skills in children facing challenges related to health care and hospitalization.
This transdisciplinary program offered through the School of Community Resources and Development and the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics is designed to assist students to prepare for the national qualifying child life exam. A portion of the national certification exam eligibility requirements, as outlined by the Child Life Council, are met by obtaining this certificate.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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Students wishing to pursue the child life certificate must complete two prerequisites before applying for the program:
For additional information and application, students should consult with an academic advisor in either the School of Community Resources and Development or the Sanford School.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.