Master of Arts in Child Life

A program designed to deepen understanding of child development and of the processes of supporting children and families during a medical intervention, crises or hospitalization.

Education

Department of Family Life

Helping children and families in their greatest time of need

Concordia University Ann Arbor's Child Life Master's Program is a distinctive choice in that it provides, evidence-based curriculum, integration and application of curriculum in interdisciplinary experiential (simulation) learning opportunities, and a Christian mission- including an emphasis on mission trip and service opportunities.

Credits 45
Cost Per Credit $614
FAITH-BASED

We are committed to engaging your mind and spirit for service to Christ in the church and the world.

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Program Overview
Concordia University Ann Arbor is committed to preparing child life specialists who employ evidence-based methods in integrative health care settings and settings where children and families impacted by illness, injury, and health care are served. The intent of the Child Life Master’s Program is to prepare men and women for a life of service in the church, and in the world, within the specialized area of Child Life. This program is designed to deepen understanding of child development and of the processes of supporting children and families during medical interventions, crises or hospitalization, in developmentally appropriate and in trauma informed ways.
What to Expect
Children and families can encounter a variety of health care related stressors and potentially traumatic events when faced with acute and chronic illness, injury, trauma and bereavement. These experiences can lead to complex feelings that can greatly influence the child's development and the child's, and family's, abilities to cope. This program will help you to address them from a Christian perspective, within an interdisciplinary health care team, to provide exceptional child life services with a servant's heart. Students will examine how to provide evidence-based, developmentally and psychologically appropriate, interventions for children and families, as well as analyze the steps that child life professionals can take to advocate on behalf of the child and family impacted by illness, injury, and health care.
Locations
  • Ann Arbor
  • Online

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