Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy

Art Therapy Student Program

Art Therapy training opportunities exist for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate candidates must be enrolled in an art therapy certificate program or be pursuing a major with a concentration in art therapy. Graduate candidates must be enrolled in an American Art Therapy Association (AATA)-approved graduate Art Therapy program.

Application is not a guarantee of acceptance, and a limited number of students will be accepted each year as space allows.

Program requirements

All applicants must demonstrate:

To apply

To apply to the Art Therapy student program, please download the appropriate application below.

Frequently asked questions

At the end of my student experience, will I be able to get certified as an art therapist?

No. Certification requirements differ based on a number of variables. Please visit and for more information on certification eligibility requirements.

Can I volunteer with the art therapy program?

No, the Art Therapy program does not currently accept volunteers. However, you may contact the Volunteer Department at 215-590-1093 or to explore other opportunities for volunteering at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Contact us

For more information about the Art Therapy education program, please contact the Child Life, Education & Creative Arts Therapy Department at 215-590-2001 or e-mail

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