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Center for Arts in Medicine

Arts In Medicine: Online Graduate Program

Curriculum & Course Schedule / BM / BS On-Campus + MA Online

Bachelor's + MA Arts in Medicine Combined Degree

For students who are completing their Bachelor's at UF we offer a combined degree program for you to start earning an Online Master's in Arts in Medicine while completing your Bachelor's at the same time. Combine your passion for creativity with your courage to transform health.

Get a head start on an MA in Arts in Medicine as a music or health sciences undergraduate

Students begin their graduate arts in medicine coursework during their junior or senior year and take an additional year to complete the online MA after finishing their respective Bachelor's program. Plus our graduate courses count toward your earning your bachelor's allowing you to save on both time and tuition. 

Each of the courses offered through our combined degree program reflect the best practices in the field of arts in health. As national leaders in research and practice, the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and its faculty provide a rigorous curriculum that supports students as they develop their bedside manner and creative facilitation skills. Whether you choose to pursue a music-focused or medicine-focused career path, our combined degree program will accelerate your development as an interdisciplinary, arts in health leader.

Qualifying majors: Music, Public Health, Biology, Microbio, Chemistry & Psychology 

If you have any questions or need any assistance with the admissions process, please contact our academic advising team at camadmissions@arts.ufl.edu or (352) 273-1488. You can also request more information or start an application to learn more.

Completed during undergrad
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 Medicine* (HUM6942, 16 weeks, 3 credits)

This is the third core course for Master of Arts (MA) in Arts in Medicine and the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine. The course supports students as they engage in focused, professional level practice in an arts in health program at a healthcare or community health setting in their home community. Students undertake 96 hours of work over 12 weeks. The goal of this course is to prepare students for professional arts in health practice.
*Prerequisites: HUM5357 Creativity and Health: Foundations of the Arts in Medicine and HUM5595 Arts in Medicine Practice.

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

This course provides a practical orientation to professional competencies, practice, and ethics for the field of arts in health. ProSem is the culminating course in the graduate certificate, or of the first year of the MA in Arts in Medicine. This course focuses on applications of course materials to date in the program and specifically engages in core issues, trends, and critical debates central to practice in arts in health.
*Prerequisite: HUM6942 Arts in Medicine Practicum.

Completed during growth year
Remaining MA Curriculum (HUM5000-6000, 1-Year, 24 Credits)

Upon graduating from UF, you can complete the rest of your online graduate coursework during a growth year. This includes 12 more credit hours of core curriculum, including the 4-credit Capstone course. You'll also get to choose a minimum of 12 credit hours of electives to hone and specialize your practice, administration, interdisciplinary collaboration, self-care, and research skills. View the rest of the MA curriculum here.

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