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Child Life

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Child Life

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72%Graduate with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt1

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

What You Will Do

Certificate at a Glance

Number of Credits
18
Cost Per Credit2
$285 | $250*
8-Week Program Format
Online

Program RequirementsPrint-Friendly Version

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

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Program Admission Requirements

The following is required for admission into this program.  All documentation must be provided prior to course registration:

  • Your official bachelor’s degree transcript from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Signed statement of understanding (SOU)

Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.

Please be prepared to submit a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government-issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students) upon request.  

There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. View steps to apply.

Important Notes

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many hospitals are not allowing internship placements at this time. We are making you aware as this may adversely impact your time to completion. Please speak with the practicum placement coordinator if you have questions by emailingFieldexperience@apus.edu

Additional coursework beyond the 7 course certificate may be needed depending on your bachelor’s degree to fully meet the academic requirements to sit for the CCLS. In addition, all candidates for the CCLS examination must complete the required practicum/internship. Students must place themselves in a practicum or internship. The university does not offer assistance with placement, but is willing to negotiate affiliation agreements with hospitals that are open to the process. Practicum/internship support courses are offered for affiliated students. Additional information on these requirements can be found at www.childlife.org.

An APU admissions representative will contact you with further details about how to submit the required documentation after you complete the enrollment application.

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

Need Help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an APU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or info@apus.edu.

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Information on costs, median debt, state licensure requirements and more. View the gainful employment disclosures and the program disclosures for Maryland residents.
 
 

1Alumni Graduated with No APUS-incurred Student Loan Debt

As of May 1, 2019. Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS.

2Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
See all military student benefits.