Academic Programs Offering Child Life Course

These programs are self-identified as offering the child life course taught by a Certified Child Life Specialist. The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) does not certify or pre-approve academic courses, therefore ACLP claims no responsibility for the academic quality of any course listed here. To be added to this list of courses, email certification@childlife.org.

To access the list of academic degree programs in child life, click here.

If you are looking for online education, please review the below thoroughly as many institutions offer both online and in-person courses.

Alabama

Arizona

  • Arizona State University

Arkansas

  • Harding University

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

  • Erikson Institute

  • Illinois State

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Northern Illinois University

Indiana

  • Ball State University

Iowa

  • University of Iowa

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

  • Towson University

Massachusetts

  • Springfield College

  • Tufts University

  • Wheelock

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Nebraska

New Hampshire

  • University of New Hampshire

New York

  • Bank Street College

  • Syracuse University

  • Utica College

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

  • Miami University

  • Ohio University

  • University of Akron

Oaklahoma

Ontario (Canada)

  • McMaster University

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

  • College of Charleston

  • Columbia College

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Online Only

Certification