Child Life Practicum Program

For those interested in becoming a certified child life specialist, a practicum is an observation experience open to those individuals preparing for a Child Life internship. A practicum provides the student an opportunity to become familiar with Child Life services and children's reactions to hospitalization. Observation experiences and assignments encourage the development of communication skills with individuals and groups, provide a supportive environment to integrate theory with clinical practice and enhance the student's experience with planning and implementing therapeutic activities. To learn more about the Child Life Council Certification process and appropriate areas of study, go to


Thank you for your interest in the Child Life Practicum Program. We are planning on offering the child life practicum program for the summer of 2021. Please understand that due to the COVID-19 health crisis, this is a very fluid situation and information changes rapidly. If you have any questions, please e-mail

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Tours and Information Sessions for Child Life Students

Tours have temporarily been suspended. Please continue to check our website for updates on future tours.

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