Center for Arts in Medicine

Arts In Medicine: Online Graduate Program

Curriculum / Arts in Public Health

Graduate Certificate (GC) in Arts in Public Health

Each of the courses offered through our certificate program is designed to reflect the best practices in the field of arts in health and the ways in which the arts can be utilized to enhance public health. 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. The graduate certificate in arts in public health requires at least one graduate level course in the subject of public health as a pre-requisite. For those interested in practicing arts in health in their community to improve wellbeing outside of a hospital—but not as a part of a public health program or health communication effort—our graduate certificate in arts in medicine (GC) or master of arts in arts in medicine (MA) may better suit your goals.

The requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine requires 12 credit hours of coursework to complete. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a practicum course (as in the full master’s program).

Creativity and Health: Foundations of Arts in Medicine (HUM5357, 8 weeks, 3 credits)

This online graduate course explores the deepest questions at the heart of arts in health. From historical perspectives to theoretical foundations, the course engages at the intersection of the arts, creativity and health promotion to facilitate an understanding of these complex and interwoven disciplines. Lively discussions and all course materials help inform the field and practice of arts in health in a variety of settings. This is the initial core course for the Master of Arts (MA) in Arts in Medicine and the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine. (This course can be taken as an elective by nonmajors.)

Arts in Medicine in Practice (HUM5595, 8 weeks, 3 credits)

This second core course for the Master of Arts (MA) in Arts in Medicine and the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine explores the practice of arts in health in the fields of health and human services. The course provides a dynamic, interdisciplinary overview of the diverse practices and methodologies in the contemporary field of arts in health in healthcare and community settings. Students learn what they need to know to navigate these settings safely and professionally as they prepare for their practicum. (This course can be taken as an elective by nonmajors.)
Prerequisite: HUM5357 Creativity and Health: Foundations of the Arts in Medicine.

Graduate Practicum in Arts in Public Health* (HUM6942, 16 weeks, 3 credits)

This course will engage the student in focused professional-level practice using the arts in a public health context.  Students will undertake 90 hours of practice including project planning, implementation and evaluation, in an approved community-based setting.  Literature review, reflective writing, regular meetings with an approved on-site supervisor and the course instructor, and a culminating paper will deepen the student’s understanding of professional arts in public health practice.

*Prerequisites: HUM5357 Creativity and Health: Foundations of the Arts in Medicine and HUM5595 Arts in Medicine Practice. 

The Arts in Public Health Professional Seminar* (HUM6353, 8 weeks, 3 credits)

This course will prepare students for professional-level practice in using the arts in a public health context. The seminar will orient students to how the arts can be engaged to promote wellbeing, to facilitate health communication, and to cultivate awareness of health issues and address social determinants of health in communities. The seminar also introduces students to the core issues, trends, and critical debates that have emerged at the intersection of the arts and public health.

*Prerequisite: HUM6942 Arts in Medicine Practicum.

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