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Arts and Health Graduate Certificate FAQ

How long does it take to complete the certificate?

The program can be completed in one full year with two courses in the fall term, two courses in the spring term, and one course during the summer term.

When are courses offered?

Courses are offered online according to the following schedule:

Fall Semester:

ARHL510: Foundations in Arts and Health

ARHL520: Applications of Arts and Health

Spring Semester:

ARHL530: Special Topics in Arts and Health

ARHL540: program Administration, Management, and Assessment

Summer Semester:

ARHL550: Practicum: Summer Session

When do classes meet?

Classes are delivered online through the Canvas content management system. Each cohort of students moves through the program one course at a time, allowing for rigorous course immersion. Each course lasts for eight weeks during which you will have ample opportunities to interact with peers and faculty and build a strong support network and a sense of community through the program. Students can earn their degree in one year.

What kind of time commitment do the courses in the program require?

The time commitment varies but you can typically expect 12-15 hours per week to manage readings, graded assignments, discussions and other activities in an eight week course.

Does this certificate allow me to work as a creative arts therapist?

The program does not provide professional training for licensure or certification in any of the Creative Arts Therapies or related disciplines. 

What is the practicum course in the program?

The practicum course offers a supervised experience in a clinical, educational, or community setting that offers an arts-related program. Practicum assignments are subject to approval.

How much does the program cost?

There is no flat-rate program tuition. Students pay regular graduate tuition costs and fees per credit. Visit for more information.

What career opportunities does  completion of the program create?

The program provides opportunities to further develop your career in ways that engage the arts in a range of settings that cater to the health and well-being of individuals and communities.