Child Life (Certificate)

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Child life specialists are experts in child development who promote effective coping skills among 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.

Program Offered

Child Life (Certificate)

Offered by
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location
Downtown, Tempe

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program Requirements

The program requires 21 credit hours consisting of 18 hours of graded classroom coursework plus a three credit hour practicum. All courses must be completed with a grade of "B" (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better.
Required Courses -- 21 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.