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Earn Your Undergraduate Certificate in Child Life Online

Children experiencing trauma involving acute or chronic illness—and their families—require specialized therapeutic treatment. American Military University (AMU) offers an undergraduate certificate in child life designed to provide students with foundational knowledge of coping support techniques. This program partially fulfills the academic requirements needed to sit for the Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) examination.

AMU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At AMU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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At A Glance

  • Complete coursework to help develop the skills needed to work with children facing chronic or traumatic illness or events.
  • Study coping support techniques, including therapeutic play, counseling, grief support, and advocacy.
  • Understand the complex issues faced by children and their families during times of acute or chronic illness, injury, trauma, disability, loss, and bereavement.
  • This program has special admission requirements. Request information to learn more.
  • This program does not award professional certification but may be helpful in preparing to seek certain certifications. Additional clinical requirements are needed to sit for the Child Life Certification exam.

The Benefits of a Certificate — Build. Pair. Enhance.

A certificate is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to commit to a full degree or those who wish to gain specialized knowledge to supplement current or future studies. However, a certificate is not the same as professional certification. If you’re thinking about additional study, this certificate pairs well with these programs:

A University That's Got Your Six

Convenient

Our online courses feature weekly class schedules with no set login times. Our mobile app expands your access.

Flexible

Classes start every month with mostly 8-week formats, so you can begin on your schedule.

Accredited

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Efficient

Finish faster and save. Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for military service, previous academic coursework, and job experience.

Supportive

All students have access to our advisors who are available seven days a week, as well as our robust catalog of mental health resources, including TalkCampus, a real-time, professionally monitored peer support app.

Relevant

Get career-relevant knowledge from faculty who bring their experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Personalized

Our undergraduate classes average 18 students, so you won’t feel lost in the crowd.

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AMU Gives You the Freedom to Learn

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

AMU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Ebooks

We provide no-cost ebooks for all undergraduates.

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Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates. Request information to learn how you can save with one of our tuition grants.

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Out-Of-Pocket Undergraduate Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Preferred Military Rate, which is $250 per credit hour for undergraduate programs. Military family members, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents are also eligible for the Preferred Military Rate.

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