Engage the arts to enhance healthcare, empower patients, care for caregivers, and bring joy to clinical or outpatient settings. This program is designed for students and professionals of all backgrounds interested in the intersection of arts and health. Each of the courses offered through our certificate program is designed to reflect the best practices in the field of arts in health.
Use your creativity to transform the healthcare experience for patients and caregivers. Create better healthcare.
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. Our certificate program also provides an introduction to advanced research, ethics, safety, and administration concepts and resources from our MA curriculum.
The Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine requires 12 credit hours of coursework to complete. Students will also participate in a practicum course where they facilitate creative activities at a self-selected hospital or clinical site in their home community. The section below lists descriptions of all the courses in the order in which they are taken. You can request more information or start an application to learn more.
Those interested in taking a deeper dive into research, assessment, and program administration should consider the online MA in Arts in Medicine program which gives you more hands-on experience and a choice of electives to hone your practice.
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.)
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.
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.
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
*Prerequisite: HUM6942 Arts in Medicine Practicum.