Что я буду изучать?

The Child Life and Community Health program prepares you to meet the professional requirements of the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) to become eligible to write the Child Life Certification Exam and earn the designation of Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). While this unique 15-credit graduate certificate prepares you for a career in a hospital or community health care setting, it is also an excellent choice for working in a variety of settings supporting children, youth, and families in challenging life situations. The small cohort format provides a supportive learning environment in which you are able to explore the theories specific to child life, therapeutic play, child development, transitions, and acquire the skills and knowledge required to work with grief and loss. As part of the program, you gain work experience in the form of a 600-hour internship where you demonstrate competency in specific clinical skills as defined by the Association of Child Life Professionals. Upon completion of the Child Life and Community Health program you may opt to write the Child Life Certification Exam, or you may choose to continue your education at the graduate level.
Career Expectations:
Career opportunities span a wide range of field settings and areas of practice. As a licensed Child Life Specialist, you may pursue a rewarding career in hospitals and community-based health settings such as hospice organizations, respite care, and specific health-related foundations.
You may find employment as a:

  • Healthcare Play Specialist
  • Hospital Play Specialist
  • Child & Youth Bereavement Worker
  • Patient Education & Support Coordinator

You may also seek international work opportunities, as the North American designations Hospital Play Specialist and Child Life Therapist are recognized globally.

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

School of Graduate Studies

Варианты обучения

Очная (4 семестров)

Tuition fee per credit CAN $570.74; Ancillary fee per credit CAN $15.09.

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Дедлайн для заявки

15 September 2021

Начало обучения

Январь 2022


University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford Campus,

33844 King Road,


British Columbia (BC),

V2S 7M8, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для студентов, проживающих в Соединенных Штатах

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0; TOEFL - score of 88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20; CAEL - score of 70; PTE - score of 61 with 60 in writing; Cambridge - Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) min C; Cambridge - Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) – A; EIKEN - Grade 1; CanTEST - score of 4.5 with a minimum writing score of 4.0; MELAB - score of 85; LPI - score of 30 (Level 5); English 12 C+ (or recognized Canadian equivalent).

Для иностранных студентов

Applicants must complete an undergraduate degree (Child and Youth Care, Education, Psychology, Social Work, or other allied degree) from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (B average).

  • IELTS (Academic) - Score of at least 6.5, with no band score less than 6.0.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) — IBT score of 88 with no section below 20, or paper-based score of 570 with a TWE (essay) score of 4.5 or higher.
  • CAEL - Score of at least 70.
  • PTE - Score of 61 with 60 in writing
  • CanTEST - Overall score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading, and 4.0 in Writing.
  • MELAB - score of at least 85

Deadline: Winter (January) – September 15

Требования к IELTS могут отличаться в зависимости от выбранного курса


O University of the Fraser Valley

Университет Фрейзер-Вэлли (UFV) предлагает более ста академических программ по более чем 30 направлениям, от бухучета до графического дизайна.

  • UFV имеет государственную аккредитацию и отличную репутацию
  • Вуз организует обучение за рубежом в 75 городах мира
  • Бесплатное автобусное сообщение с главным кампусом
  • Студенты UFV имеют возможность работать в ведущих компаниях