Online Master of Arts (MA) in Arts in Medicine
Online Graduate Certificate (GC) in Arts in Medicine
Online Graduate Certificate (GC) Arts in Public Health
Create change by researching, planning, and leading arts programs that transform what health looks like in your community. Learn from field leaders at the University of Florida—the #6 public university in the nation.
Bring humanity & equity to healthcare or public health—through creativity.
Paint murals with pediatric patients
Play music for seniors at the bedside
Dance with people living with Parkinson's disease
Write poetry with war veterans
Stage dramas about social injustice…and so much more!
FIll out the form below to learn more about the field of arts in health and about our programs. You'll also receive an invitation to speak with our admissions coordinator to guide and assist you on your application.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited university. We welcome all modalities and levels of creative ability; students will facilitate creative experiences in healthcare or public health settings using their preferred art form(s).
Arts in health, or arts in medicine, is a growing field that fosters wellbeing through participation in the arts. Grounded in research, our faculty teach best practices for facilitating art activities and performances for the benefit of humankind.
Arts in health professionals lead thoughtful creative experiences with patients and community members in a variety of settings.
Our asynchronous evidence-based curriculum is taught completely online by arts in health leaders who direct, manage, or facilitate their own arts in health practices. All of our graduate tracks also include a practicum where students develop a partnership with a health or community site in their own local area to practice hands-on facilitation of arts in health.
Research shows that the arts can reduce stress, enhance mood, shorten hospital stays, address health disparities, and improve health outcomes. How will you create a healthier tomorrow?
The University of Florida is a leader in arts in health education. The Center for Arts in Medicine began providing the first graduate-level curriculum in the field of arts in health in the United States in 2014. Our online students have facilitated creative experiences around the world that promote health and well-being in their local communities. No matter your artistic modality or academic background, our program can equip you with the confidence, skills, and tools you need to practice, research, and educate in the field of arts in health. Submit a request above to receive a brochure with information about tuition, curriculum, courses of study, and more. You'll also have access to schedule an appointment with our admissions coordinator to answer any of your questions along the way. If you're ready to apply and need no further info, you can follow the application instructions available here.