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Counseling Curriculum: Play Therapy Certificate


The purpose of this new online graduate certificate program is to meet the 150 clock training hours required by the Association for Play Therapy to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) or a School-Based Registered Play Therapist (SB-RPT). The program is designed for completion in one academic year with cohort groups beginning annually in the fall semester. This 7-hour graduate level certificate program meets the academic content hours requirement for participants. (APT Approved Provider 10-288)

Requirements: Masters degree or higher mental health degree from an institution of higher education. Participants are responsible for meeting the additional requirements outlined by the Association for Play Therapy.

**Please click here to see directions on how to complete your Play Therapy Certificate program.

Cost of Attendance


  • 3 credit hrs: CNSL 5341 - Play Therapy and Expressive Arts - Offered Fall Term
  • 1 credit hr: CNSL 5342 - Theoretical Models of Play Therapy - Offered J-Term (Winter Break)
  • 3 credit hrs: CNSL 5343 - Filial and Family Play Therapy - Offered Spring Term
  • 7 credit hrs: 150 Training Hours - Required by the Association of Play Therapy
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