The Master of Music in Music Therapy degree from Colorado State University advances your knowledge of neurologic music therapy (NMT) theory and practice and expands your skills to use music within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, psychological, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. You gain knowledge of neurological sciences, music, research, and evidence-based practice to expand the depth and breadth of your clinical skills in advanced and specialized fields. The degree prepares students to use a variety of evidence-based techniques to address sensorimotor, speech and language, cognitive, and psychosocial behavior. Learn to work with people who have neurological disorders such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Autism, developmental disorders, and multiple sclerosis. You will also learn how to develop treatment programs for your patients that involve singing, listening, creating, and moving to music. Coursework is delivered online, through streaming video, and on-campus. Three extended weekend on-campus visits (Thursday through Sunday), one each year, are required to complete the program.
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