The major in Child Life Specialist is designed to prepare students who are interested in the profession of Child Life Specialist the background needed to pursue a graduate degree in Child Life Studies and a Certified Child Life Specialist accreditation.
Child Life Specialists work primarily within the healthcare field, assisting children and their families with coping with the anxieties associated with hospitalization and treatment. They help to ensure a child’s continued social, emotional, and cognitive growth during periods of hospitalization, as well as facilitating communication between the child and hospital staff. Child Life Specialists also work closely with parents, siblings, and other family members to ensure that all understand the healthcare process.
Requirements For A Major In Child Life Specialist
46 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:
|All of the following:|
|MAT265||Quantitative Methods I||3|
|PSY206||Infant & Early Childhood Development||3|
|PSY207||Middle Childhood & Adolescent Development||3|
|PSY222||Research Methods for Social and Natural Sciences||3|
|PSY290||Psychological Tests and Measures||3|
|PSY320||Seminar in Child Life||3|
|SPA115||Introductory Spanish I||3|
|SPA120||Introductory Spanish II||3|
|One of the following:|
|PSY285||Psychology of Learning||3|
|PSY286||Sensation and Perception||3|