Applied Theatre for Health


The Applied Theatre for Health certificate introduces the history and practice in the field and explores utilizing and facilitating theatre for education, social change, and health. These special skills can serve as a credential for developing post-baccalaureate educational pathways and career options. Students interested in working in education, theatre, journalism, mental health counseling, social justice, community non-profits, women’s studies, and health care settings will find this certificate valuable to their career paths.

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.


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Center for Arts in Medicine
720 SW 2nd Ave, South Tower Suite 208
Gainesville, FL 32601


Application Procedures and Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this program. Students from all backgrounds and majors are encouraged to apply to the program and should apply by their junior year. Students 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
  • Submission of a one-page personal statement and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member

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

BA Theatre students who wish to pursue the certificate may not apply the required HUM courses towards their Theatre elective requirement.

Required Courses

HUM 2592Introduction to the Arts in Medicine in a Global Context3
TPP 3124Beginning Improvisation2
or TPP 4123 Advanced Improvisation
HUM 3599Applied Theater for Health: Theory & Practice3
HUM 3598LApplied Theater for Health II: Collective Creation Lab3
Total Credits11