Dec 10, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Professional Studies Program for Music Therapy Certification Eligibility


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Anthony Meadows, Associate Professor of Music
Ruebush Hall, Room 216; (540) 665-4583; [email protected]

The Professional Studies Program for Music Therapy Certification Eligibility prepares students with an undergraduate degree in music or a related field for practice as a music therapist [Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) eligible]. Through an integrated series of courses, students develop foundational knowledge of theories and practices in music therapy, learn methods and techniques for a range of settings and populations, and integrate personal experiences and philosophies while discovering what it means to be a reflexive, ethical therapist.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Professional Studies Program for Music Therapy Certification Eligibility will be able to:

  • apply comprehensive knowledge of music therapy theories, methods and techniques to clinical practice settings;
  • assess, integrate and interpret client’s history, needs and behaviors to develop a comprehensive treatment program;
  • access, interpret and utilize current research to inform clinical decision-making processes;
    and
  • demonstrate integrated music skills that meet the diverse musical needs of clients.

Degree Requirements

The requirement is 39 credit hours and an overall grade point average of 3.0.

Course and Credit Requirements


Semester Total: 7 credits


First Year – Spring Semester


Semester Total: 10 credits


Second Year – Fall Semester


Semester Total: 10 credits


Semester Total: 6 credits


Semester Total: 6 credits


Program Total: 39 credits


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