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***Requirements Subject to Change***

Recommended Courses

These courses are recommended courses to have completed, but are not required. They can be taken before, with, or after the Childhood Healthcare courses.

Course Title Hours
FCS 1500 Human Development Across the Lifespan 3
FCS 2400 Family Studies Across the Life Course 3
H EDU 3030 Medical Terminology 3
H EDU 3190 Death & Dying 3

Prerequisite Courses

Students who wish to enroll in FCS 5311 must first complete all of the following prerequisite courses,

with the exception of FCS 2620. FCS 2620 may be taken WITH FCS 5311.

 Course  Title  Hours
FCS 2610 Understanding Children 3
FCS 2620 Child Development Practicum (may be taken with FCS 5311)

3

FCS 5310

Foundations of Child Life
 *Prerequisite: FCS 1500

3

OR in place of FCS 5310 students may take:

FCS 3215 Development in Infancy and Early Childhood

AND

FCS 5230 Adolescent Development
*Prerequisite: FCS 1500 or FCS 3215

AND

FCS 5250 Theories of Human Development    *Prerequisites: FCS 1500 or FCS 3215

 

3

 

3

 

 

3

 

Childhood Healthcare Courses

Students who wish to enroll in FCS 5311 must first complete all of the prerequisite courses.

With the exception of FCS 2620. FCS 2620 maybe taken WITH FCS 5311.

Course Title Hours
*FCS 5311 Childhood Health Care I: Development & Family Factors (Fall Semester Only) 3
*FCS 5312 Childhood Health Care II: Skills & Intervention Techniques (Spring Semester Only)
Prerequisite: FCS 5311
3

*Note: only FCS 5230, 5250, 5310, and 5311 may count towards Allied Hours and Other Hours for the M.S. in Human Development and Social Policy program.

Additional Information

The Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential is the exclusive certification issued by the Child Life Council. The requirements for becoming certified are based on academic and clinical experiences, and successful completion of the Child Life Professional Certification Examination.
Information provided by: www.childlife.org/Certification/

The FCS department at the University of Utah does NOT provide certification. The FCS department at the University of Utah provides the courses that are pre-requisites to a Child Life Internship (clinical experience).

For questions regarding Child Life Certification, please contact the Child Life Council:
(301)881-7090
11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 204
Rockville, MD 20852-2529
www.childlife.org

Last Updated: 2/22/17