Visual Arts in Medicine


The certificate focuses on the use of the visual arts to enhance individual and community health and healthcare environments. Students will learn theory and practice in the field of arts in health and will develop skills for applying the visual arts to health and well-being in healthcare and community settings.

About this Program

Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

Center Information

The University of Florida Center for the Arts in Medicine is committed to advancing research, education, and practice in arts in medicine, locally and globally. Through ongoing interdisciplinary research, training programs, and dynamic academic programs the Center advances its mission to further the field of arts in health.


Email | 352.594.4564

P.O. BOX 115800
1357 STADIUM ROAD, RM 239 & 109


The Center for Arts in Medicine's certificate in visual arts in medicine is open to all students and accepts applications November 1 through April 30.

Application Procedures

Students interested in obtaining this certificate should apply to the program by their sophomore year. Students from any major may apply to the program, but must complete at least 50% of certificate requirements after they have been accepted into the program.

The application process includes:

  • Completion of the online application (students should email when they submit the application)
  • Submission of a one-page personal statement (students should email their submission)


To qualify for the certificate, students must attain a 3.0 average in all courses included in the certificate curriculum within six months of graduation.  

Required Courses

ARE 2045Introduction to Teaching Art3
HUM 2592Introduction to the Arts in Medicine in a Global Context3
HUM 3351Visual Arts in Medicine3
HUM 3940LArts in Medicine Practicum 12
ART/PGY/GRA 2000 or 3000-level studio course 3
Total Credits14