Child Life (Minor)

Child Life (Minor)

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The department of Human Development and Family Studies offers a minor in Child Life. The minor introduces undergraduate students to the Child Life profession, which works with children, adolescents, and families facing challenges associated with hospitalization, medical procedures, illness, and disability.  You will gain insight on how to support children and their families to effectively cope with the stress and anxiety of hospitalization using developmental play and normalized activities in their environment.

The Child Life minor may also be taken by HDFS students.


Kerry Kazura

Phone: (603) 862-2135
Office: Human Development & Family Studies, Pettee Hall Rm 310, Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

Required Courses for Child Life Minor

HDFS 565Introduction to Child Life 1 4
or SW 565 Introduction to Child Life
HDFS 623Developmental Perspectives on Infancy and Early Childhood4
Select three (12 credits) from the Following List:12
HDFS 624
Developmental Perspectives on Adolescence and Early Adulthood
HDFS 635
Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings
HDFS 641
Parenting Across the Life Span
HDFS 697
Special Topics (Child Life Design and Programing)
HDFS 707
Practicum 2
HDFS 709
Child Development Internship
HDFS 734
Curriculum for Young Children
NURS 535
Death and Dying
THDA 583
Introduction to Puppetry

Note:  Only 8 credits can count towards both your major and minor.

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Child Life Minor Requirements 
     (The above requirements indicate courses approved to count towards
       the ACLP Certification requirements)

ACLP Certification Requirements

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