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Option A: Child Life and Health

Designed for students pursuing certification in Child Life with the Association of Child Life Professionals, and for those pursuing graduate work for future employment in medical fields working with children (e.g. Medical

Primary Advisor: Belinda Hammond bhammond4@ewu.edu

Available:

Cheney

Online

What will I study?

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

Major-Core Courses Required
CDST 300 Foundations of Children's Studies Part I (2)
CDST 302 Foundations of Children's Studies Part II (3)
CDST 330 Research Methods for Studying Children and Childhood (4) or CSBS 320 Introductory Statistics for Social Sciences
CDST 386 Children and the Family (5)
CDST 402 Children's Rights, Laws, & Ethics (5)
CDST 490 Children's Studies Senior Capstone (4)
CDST 439 Mindfulness & Alternative Practices for Working with Children (5) or EDUC 325 Inequalities and Impacts on Educational Equity
GEOG 357 Geography of Childhood (3)
PSYC 305 Child and Adolescent Development (4)

Total Core Credits: 36

Option A- Required Courses

CDST 306 Variations in Child Development: Children with Special Needs in the Health Care System (5)
CDST 411 Child Life Theory (5)
CDST 421 Play and Playwork (4)
CDST 422 Loss and Grief (4)
CDST 431 Child Life Practice Intervention: Assessment, Preparation, and Medical Terminology (5)
CDST 481 Option A Internship (4)
BIOL 232 Human Anantomy and Physiology I (5)
BIOL 233 Human Anantomy and Physiology II (5)
BIOL 234 Human Anantomy and Physiology III (5)

Elective Courses (choose 1)

CDST 430 Hospitalized Child and Family (5)
CDST 433 Pediatric Palliative Care (4)
CDST 438 Truama-Informed Care (5)
DSST 310 Disability, Culture, and Society (5)
PSYC 484 Child Abuse Recognition and Strategies (3)

Total Option Credits: 45-47

Total Credits (including Core): 81-83

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