Child Life Minor
The departments of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) and Recreation Management & Policy (RMP) offer an interdisciplinary minor in Child Life for students majoring in HDFS and RMP only. Informative video from the Child Life Council.
|Students admitted to the minor in Child Life are required to take three core courses:||RMP 502: Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
HDFS 525: Human Development
HDFS/RMP 565: Introduction to Child Life
|In addition, RMP majors must select two courses from an elective list including:||
HDFS 623: Developmental Perspectives on Infancy and Early Childhood
|In addition, HDFS majors must select two courses from an elective list including:||
HDFS 697: Special Topics: Child Life Design and Programming (summer only)
|Students from RMP and HDFS must participate in a full time internship (12 week, 480-hours) under the supervision of a CCLS in a health care setting||RMP majors take RMP 593F: Special Topics/Child Life Internship.
HDFS majors take HDFS 707A: Practicum/Family
* For TR students only: Dual TR/CL internships may be completed if site meets both NCTRC and Child Life Council fieldwork standards. See RMP Child Life Coordinator for Directory that provides list of dually certified programs.
* For all CL minor students: Many Child Life internship sites require students to acquire 100 volunteer hours in direct care of children in healthcare setting(s) BEFORE the internship. See your academic advisor for a list of local CL programs.
RMP students interested in the Child Life minor should contact Prof. Patti Craig, and HDFS students interested in the Child Life minor should contact their advisor.