Child Life (CLS)

CLS 401     Hospitalized Child     3 Credit Hours

This Hospitalized Child course is a requirement for those who would like to sit for Child Life Professional Certification Examination and become Certified Child Life Specialist. The course is taught by a Certified Child Life Specialist and focuses on children in the health care environment. Topics of study include: 1. Child Life documents, 2. Scope of practice, 3. Impact of illness, injury and health care on patients and families, 4. Family-centered care, 5. Therapeutic play and 6. Preparation. (W)

Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior

CLS 402     Child Life Internship     3 Credit Hours

This internship provides students the opportunity to apply classroom learning, observe a Child Life professional and gain hands-on experience in a clinical Child Life setting. This course provides an opportunity to gain experience and practice in applying Child Life skills in an appropriate medical setting while observing Certified Child Life Specialists. In addition to the time spent in the setting, students participate in class activities to enhance understanding, and further develop professional application of knowledge and skills in service to children and families. (F,W,S)


Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally