Nova Southeastern University

Institute for the Study of Human Services, Health, and Justice

Developmental Disabilities, M.S. – Child Life Specialist


3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Developmental Disabilities, M.S. – Child Life Specialist

Format: Online

Program Description:

Child Life Specialists are professionals trained to provide support to infants, children, adolescents and their families during some of the most difficult life events. Child Life Specialists are skilled in promoting effective coping through play, preparation, education and self-expression activities. They are effective problem solvers and facilitators, as they provide services in various settings such as hospitals, schools, and private practice. They have a rich perspective of today's modern healthcare system and educate caregivers, administrators and the general public about the challenges children face. They are focused on the needs of children, encourage optimal development, and empower children and their families.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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