Center for Arts in Medicine

Arts In Medicine: Graduate Programs

Curriculum / Master of Arts (MA Online)

Each of the courses offered through our certificate program is designed to reflect the best practices in the field of arts in medicine. As national leaders in research and real-world involvement, the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and its faculty strive to provide a relevant, updated, comprehensive curriculum that supports students as they develop their skills.

Note: All courses are 8 weeks except for the Arts in Medicine Graduate Practicum and the Arts in Medicine Capstone, which are both 16 weeks.

Core Curriculum (15 credit hours)
HUM5357: Creativity and Health: Foundations of the Arts in Medicine (3 credits)

This online course explores the theoretical foundations that facilitate an understanding of the relationship of creativity to health and informs the field and practice of arts in medicine.

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HUM5595: Arts in Medicine in Practice (3 credits)

Explores the practice of arts in medicine in the fields of health and human services. The course will be providing a dynamic, interdisciplinary overview of diverse practices and methodologies in the field of arts in medicine in community and healthcare settings.

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HUM6353: Arts in Medicine Professional Seminar (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Creativity and Health; Arts in Medicine in PracticeThe course will be providing a practical orientation to professional competencies, practice, and ethics for the field of arts in medicine. The professional seminar will be focusing on core issues, trends, and critical debates central to current practice within the discipline and its historical and contemporary applications.

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HUM6354: Arts in Medicine Advanced Professional Seminar (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Creativity and Health; Arts in Medicine in Practice; Arts in Medicine Graduate Practicum; Arts in Medicine Professional SeminarThe Arts in Medicine Advanced Professional Seminar will be providing an advanced orientation to professional competencies, practice, and ethics for the field of arts in medicine. This online professional seminar will focus on in-depth issues, trends, and critical debates central to current practice within the discipline and its historical and contemporary applications. This course is designed to synthesize and integrate student learning in preparation for practice in the field of arts in medicine.

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HUM6597: Research and Evaluation (3 credits)

This online course explores research and evaluation in arts in medicine. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods will be discussed, with an emphasis on arts informed approaches for use in healthcare settings, be it in the hospital or in the community. Through video lectures, webinars, readings, writing assignments, and weekly online discussions, students will learn the basics of developing a research proposal and evaluation plan.

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Practicum (8 credit hours)
HUM6942: Arts in Medicine Graduate Practicum (3 credits)

Prerequisite: HUM6930, Creativity and Health: Foundations of the Arts in Medicine This course will be engaging the student in focused professional level practice in an established arts in medicine program. The student will undertake 150 hours of work, including arts practice and administration, in an approved healthcare or community program setting, with the goal of preparing for professional arts in medicine practice.

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HUM6358: Arts in Medicine Capstone Proposal (2 credits)

Prerequisite: Creativity and Health; Arts in Medicine in Practice; Arts in Medicine Practicum Engaging the student in research, planning, and submission/approval of a capstone project plan as a part of the Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine. The student will undertake extensive literature review and other research to support the development of a plan for undertaking an arts project that addresses health in a healthcare or community setting.

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HUM6596: Arts in Medicine Capstone (4 credits)

Prerequisite: Creativity and Health; Arts in Medicine in Practice; Arts in Medicine Practicum; Arts in Medicine Capstone Proposal This course will be engaging the student in advanced practice of the arts in medicine in a healthcare or community environment. The student will be implementing and evaluating a defined arts project in the healthcare or community setting, with the goal of developing professional level arts in medicine practice.

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Electives (12 credit hours)
HUM6365: Collaboration Across Disciplines: The Arts Therapies (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the arts therapies and the distinction between arts therapy and arts in medicine within healthcare settings. Students will learn to communicate effectively with arts therapists and will explore how collaboration with art therapists can enhance their arts in medicine practice.

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HUM6375: The Arts and Human Development (3 credits)

This course explores how creativity and the arts develop throughout the lifespan. It provides a dynamic, interdisciplinary overview in theories of human development, and the role of the arts in marking our physical, social, and cultural milestones.

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HUM6308: Arts and Compassion (3 credits)

Arts & Compassion will explore art’s potential to both represent and embody compassion by considering the history of cross-cultural expressions of this character trait in literature, movement, and visual art and by examining recent scientific research pertaining to the biology of compassion.

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MVV6651: Vocal Pedagogy (3 credits)

Study and teaching of vocal techniques.

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HUM6355: Arts and Medicine Summer Intensive (3 credits)

The Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive includes two weeks of on-site programming at the University of Florida in July of each year. The Intensive provides MA students with an opportunity to meet faculty and other students face to face while gaining hands-on experience in arts in medicine at UF. The program offers clinical practice and administration tracks, and is supported by a set of online learning modules.

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HUM6350: Art of Self Care (3 credits)

This experiential course provides a personal exploration of the art of self care. The course takes a multi-dimensional approach to self care that includes physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, social, professional, financial, and creative health. Students will learn concepts in self care while engaging in immersive arts experiences to revitalize themselves both professionally and personally.

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HUM6352: Art and Design in the Environment of Care (3 credits)

This online course explores the historical and contemporary uses of art and design in the built healthcare environment. The course will provide the historical context for evolution of imagery and space for human health and healing, and explore practical applications of current healthcare design and acquisition of art.

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THE6933: Arts in Public Health Professional Seminar (3 credits)

The seminar introduces students to the professional competencies, core issues, trends, ethical frameworks, and critical debates at the intersection of the arts – particularly theatre and public art – and public health.

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THE6948: Arts in Public Health Practicum (3 credits)

This course will engage the student in focused practicum work in using arts strategies for promoting public health. The student will undertake 130 hours of practicum work over 16 weeks, including project planning, implementation, and evaluation, in an approved healthcare or community program setting.

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PHC6104: Evidence-Based Management of Public Health Programs (3 credits)

Prerequisite: SPA 3101 or equivalent.

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