Welcome to the University of Miami Profession of Music Therapy: An Overview Certificate Course

This course provides a study of the field of Music Therapy, including history, theory, and clinical practice. It also includes an opportunity to practice clinical observations by reviewing videos of music therapy in certain settings.

*Note: You will have one year from your date of purchase to complete the course. At the conclusion of this course, you will receive a digital certificate of completion.  

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 Quick Facts About the Course

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  • Career Outlook

    This course introduces you to the field of Music Therapy. It is geared towards individuals who want to gain knowledge about the field, students who want to pursue a major in Music Therapy, or those already working in Music Therapy.

  • What Will I Learn?

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Relate basic information on the psychological and physiological basis of music as therapy. 
    • Describe characteristics associated with various clinical populations and settings, such as developmental disabilities, older adults, psychiatric disorders, and medical settings. 
    • Explain how music therapy can help children and adults in different areas of practice, such as developmental, educational, medical, rehabilitative, behavioral health, and wellness care. 
    • Describe clinical behaviors objectively.
    • Relate basic knowledge about music therapy research 
    • Identify professional music therapy organizations and explain their roles. 

    *Note: Completion of this course does not make one a professional music therapist, nor does it make you eligible for music therapy board certification. This course is not a substitute for MED 159 Introduction to Music Therapy. 

  • Course Faculty

    This course was created by our resident Music Therapy experts Dr. Kimberly SEna Moore, Dr. Shannon Kay de I'Etoile, and Dr. Teresa L. Lesiuk.

    Dr. Sena Moore's research focuses on emotion regulation development, particularly in preschoolers who are neurodevelopmental at-risk, as well as clinical music intervention development. Outside academia, her professional work involves advocacy, policy, and social media communications.

    Dr. de I'Etoile, Ph.D., is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Music Therapy at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. She is an expert in the therapeutic effect of music as well as its power to soothe and heal.

    Dr. Lesiuk is a board-certified music therapist and a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the Southeastern Region of the AMTA. She is also the North American representative of the Education and Training Commission of the World Federation of Music Therapy. 

  • How Long is the Course?

    This course is 100% self-paced and can be completed on your own time. You have one year from the date of purchase to finish the course requirements and receive your completion certificate.

  • Program Format and Location

    This course is 100% online and asynchronous through the University of Miami's Thought Industry platform.

  • Tuition and Fees

    This course costs $200.

  • What are the Requirements to Complete the Course?

    To earn a completion certificate, you must complete all course assessments, assignments, activities, and exams.

  • Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites.

  • Have Questions?

    Call 305-284-4000 or opa@miami.edu for more information. Our enrollment advisors can answer any questions or schedule a telephone or video meeting to discuss your goals and opportunities.

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