University of Central Florida

College of Education and Human Performance

Play Therapy


University Tower, Room 320

PO Box 160112

Orlando, FL 32826

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Play Therapy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy provides advanced training to students in counselor education and to professional school and mental health counselors who seek to improve their counseling skills. All school counselors and a large number of mental health counselors provide counseling services to children and adolescents. Thus, many students and counselors may find play therapy useful for their work. Students who complete the certificate will meet the educational requirements for national certification in play therapy. Please note the Play Therapy Graduate Certificate does not certify individuals in Play Therapy. It just provides the educational play courses to have a Certificate in Play Therapy. One can list its credentials as Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy.

International Student Requirements:

In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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