Center for Arts in Medicine

Applied Theatre for Health

This certificate program is currently in the approval process.  Please continue to check our website for updates.

Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theatre for Health

The Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theater for Community Health will recognize students’ academic achievement and practical competency in the use of the applied theatre to enhance individual and community health and to impact healthcare environments. Students who complete the coursework for the certificate will be introduced to history and practices in the field of applied theater and will explore utilizing theatre in the healthcare environment as well as developing their own applied theatre practice in a community health setting. Students who fulfill the requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theater for Community Health will gain unique life experience and skills. This certificate, recognizing these special skills, can serve as a credential for developing post-baccalaureate educational pathways and career options. Students with an interest in working in education, theatre, journalism, mental health counseling, social justice, community non-profits, women’s studies, and health care settings will find this certificate valuable to their career paths.

Students who fulfill the requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theatre for Health will gain unique life experience and skills. This certificate, recognizing these special skills, can serve as a credential for developing post-baccalaureate educational pathways and career options.

Required Courses

  • HUM 2592 Introduction to Arts in Medicine in a Global Context, 3 credits
  • TPP 3124 Beginning Improvisation, 3 credits
  • HUM XXXX Applied Theatre for Health I: Theory & Practice, 3 credits
  • HUM XXXX Applied Theatre for Health II: Collective Creation Lab, 3 credits

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this program.  Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedures and Requirements

Application Procedures: Students interested in obtaining the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theatre for Community should apply to the program by their junior year. Students from any major may apply to the program but must complete at least 50% of certificate requirements after they have been accepted into the program. The application process includes:

  • Completion of the online application
  • Submission of a one-page personal statement and one letter of recommendation from a Faculty member.
  • An interview with the advisor and/or Center for Arts in Medicine director

Requirements: To qualify for the Certificate, students must attain a 3.0 average in all courses included in the Certificate curriculum within six months of graduation.  

For more information, contact the applied theatre for health faculty member, Jeffrey Pufahl, jpufahl@arts.ufl.edu

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