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100% Online Undergraduate Certificate in Child Life

No child should experience confusion, fear, or pain from unexpected events such as chronic illness, death of a loved one, or natural disasters. And sometimes parents, friends, and family are ill-equipped in being able to successfully helping children navigate through difficult times.

American Public University offers an online undergraduate certificate in Child Life. It will give you the tools to be able to communicate with children, help them overcome even the most challenging events, and give them and their families the tools to cope and heal. Child Life specialists have become increasingly essential to pediatric care.

With APU's online certificate in Child Life, you will be better prepared to:

  • Provide therapeutic activities requiring coping mechanisms, such as counseling and grief support.
  • Participate in advocacy.
  • Understand theory and practice.
  • Use play as therapy.
  • Build family education strategies for anxiety and fear reduction.

You will find American Public University’s online class environment engaging and supportive for adult learners. We offer monthly start dates and 8-week class formats.

What’s next?

After completing the undergraduate certificate, additional coursework may be required to sit for the Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) examination. All candidates must complete the required fieldwork or internship hours not offered by the university directly. Additional requirements on the CCLS exam can be found at www.childlife.org.

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Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

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At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

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