Child Life Specialist Master’s Programs
As a child life specialist, you’ll become an advocate for children and families at times when they need you most.
Now more than ever, our nation’s hospitals and healthcare settings need thoughtful, compassionate, and knowledgeable professionals who can help children and their families cope with the emotional trauma of acute or chronic illness and injuries. Child life specialists are specifically trained to see children through the distress caused by health experiences like surgery, pain management, diagnostic testing, or being placed in an intensive care unit.
Bank Street is uniquely poised to help you make an impact in this growing field. Here, you’ll deepen your understanding of child development and learn how to help children process medical experiences in ways that make sense to them. You’ll master concepts centered on supporting the psychosocial development of children through therapeutic play, self-expression, and other age-appropriate techniques that help disrupt the long-term cognitive effects of hospitalization.
If you find purpose in protecting the emotional safety and care of children as they battle health challenges, consider a master’s degree in child life from Bank Street. Join our collaborative and supportive educational community today and take a transformative step in your career.