EMU's 40-credit-hour Music Therapy concentration includes:
four semesters of clinical improvisation
methods and materials with children and adult populations
Psychology of Music with an emphasis on cognitive neuroscience
Music Therapy research
professional skills including website development
over 200 hours of pre-internship clinical training
at least 900 hour internship following the completion of coursework
Revised Program, effective Fall 2016
Successful completion of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music Therapy degree makes students eligible to sit for the Certification Examination given by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.™
The Bachelor of Music Therapy degree is awarded on completion of this curriculum. The degree program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.
Certification in Music Therapy
The Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) mandates that candidates for board certification must have successfully completed the academic and clinical training requirements for music therapy, or their equivalent, as established by the American Music Therapy Association. Candidates who pass the CBMT examination are allowed to use the credential “Music Therapist-Board Certified” (MT-BC).