Certificate Course Requirements

Course Requirements:

Below is a list of the required coursework in the Music Therapy Equivalency Certificate. Although a minimum residency of two years is suggested (not including the internship), course requirements may be completed in less time depending on the student's past college work. Upon admission to the program, each student’s previous undergraduate transcript will be reviewed to determine whether there are appropriate transfer courses which can substitute for any of the required courses below. Students may also be required to pass proficiency exams to demonstrate competence on an instrument (e.g., piano, guitar) or voice.  

MUS 1170

Vocal Techniques

1 credit

MUS 1260

Class Guitar

1 credit

MUS 2790

Instruments of the Band and Orchestra

1 credit

MUS 2800

Instruments of the Music Classroom

1 credit

MUS 2810

Introduction to Music Therapy

1 credit

MUS 2890

Music Therapy Activities for Children

2 credits

MUS 2900

Music Therapy Activities for Adults

2 credits

MUS 3200

Class Piano*

1 credit

MUS 3210

Class Piano*

1 credit

MUS 3800

Psychology of Music

2 credits

MUS 3810

Research in the Psychology of Music

2 credits

MUS 3830

Observation/Measurement in Music Therapy

1 credit

MUS 4720

Clinical Practicum I

2 credits

MUS 4730

Clinical Practicum II

2 credits

MUS 4790

Influence of Music on Behavior

3 credits

MUS 4800

Music Therapy Methods and Materials

3 credits

MUS 4810

Music Therapy Internship †

2 credits

DANC  1010 DANC 1020 DANC 1030 or

DANC 1810

Beginning Ballet
Beginning Jazz
Beginning Modern

Dance Improvisation

       2 credits

2 credits

2 credits

1 credit

OT 2000

Human Functional Anatomy

3 credits

OT 2010

Human Functional Anatomy Lab

1 credit

PSY 1000

General Psychology

3 credits

PSY 2500

Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

SPED 5300

Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

SPPA 2000

Communication Disorders & Sciences

3 credits

Please note that in order to satisfy the Certification Board for Music Therapists requirements, additional courses may be required and/or deficiencies removed depending on the candidate's prior credentials. To be eligible for external certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists, the equivalency student must have successfully completed 22 semester hours in music therapy, 18 semester hours in behavioral/natural sciences, 54 semester hours in music and 30 semester hours in general education electives when all transcripts are considered.

*Admission to MUS 3200 Class Piano is contingent upon prior piano study and results of a proficiency exam. Additional courses may be necessary if the proficiency exam indicates that the student does not meet the appropriate prerequisites for MUS 3200.

 

† The six-month internship in Music Therapy begins after the completion of coursework.