Enhance Health through the Arts

Online Graduate Programs – Arts in Medicine

In an effort to create a more patient-centered, individualized healthcare environment, medical professionals are exploring new approaches that go beyond clinical treatment. Over the last three decades, hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world have begun to recognize the benefits of creating meaningful artistic experiences for their patients, family members, and staff. In fact, in a 2009 survey, 56% of healthcare organizations sampled reported dedicating a portion of their operating budget to the support of arts programs to enhance patient care. Since then more and more hospitals and healthcare providers are offering arts programs—approximately 50% in the U.S. as of 2009.

The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, with its distinguished history as an academic pioneer within the field, is proud to offer online programs to help artists of every discipline, healthcare professionals, and administrators successfully incorporate the arts into health-related practices and settings. Students can learn to use the arts for health, and can develop meaningful and fulfilling careers in this rapidly expanding field.

Arts in Medicine

The online Master of Arts (MA) in Arts in Medicine degree’s comprehensive curriculum covers the practical skills and advanced knowledge necessary to lead effective arts programs in healthcare environments while ensuring patient safety. Students, whether experienced artists or healthcare professionals, will examine the ways their art form of choice has been successfully applied and learn to guide these initiatives themselves. Students can also choose to complete solely the MA’s core curriculum through the online Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine program.
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Arts in Public Health

The online Graduate Certificate in Arts in Public Health is designed to enable graduate students and professionals in public health, the arts, and other health and human services professions to engage and integrate creativity into community-based health initiatives. The program features a practicum requirement aimed specifically at providing students with mentored, practical experience in using arts in community-based health programs. Students will explore first-hand the knowledge and skills related to the use of the arts to promote healthy lifestyle choices.
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To learn more about our online programs in arts in medicine, fill out the form below to download a free brochure, or call our Graduate Programs Advisor at (352) 273-1488.

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