Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy

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  • Objectives
    The program is designed to offer intensive preparation for a high level of professional competence in the use of music for therapeutic, preventative, and wellness purposes. The program educates and trains music therapists to function as competent professionals within their field, while maintaining a strong sense of ethical and social responsibility. The program aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of music therapy through personal investigation and direct experience with the creative therapeutic process and their interrelationship.
  • Practical experience
    Students acquire skills in the practice of music therapy through their practicum and skills courses.
  • Entry requirements
    For people with strong backgrounds in music and the behavioural/health sciences, who wish to pursue careers in music therapy and who expect to gain a clinical skill set that will prepare them for best practices in music therapy. The program is designed for students without undergraduate degrees in music therapy.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy
  • Course description
    1. Credits: The program consists of 9 courses comprised of six core courses at 3 credits each and three core courses at 1 credit each (total 21 credits).
    2.Time Limit: It is expected that students will normally complete the graduate certificate program within 1 year. In accordance with university policies, however, all work for the certificate program must be completed within no longer than 6 terms (2 years) from the time of initial registration in the program and within no longer than 12 terms (4 years) for part-time students.
    Required Core Courses:  

    • MTHY 501 Music Therapy Skills, 3 credits
    • MTHY 502 Psychology of Music, 1 credit
    • MTHY 503 Music Therapy with Children, 1 credit
    • MTHY 504 Music Therapy with Adults, 1 credit
    • MTHY 510 Music Therapy Practicum with Children & Adolescents, 3 credits
    • MTHY 511 Music Therapy Practicum with Adults, 3 credits
    • MTHY 512 Music Therapy Practicum with Diverse Populations, 3 credits
    • CATS 611 Counselling Skills for Creative Arts Therapists, 3 credits
    • CATS 691 Research in the Creative Arts Therapies, 3 credits

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