Arts in Health
Art can play a powerful role in the healing process. Through the undergraduate certificate in arts and health, you can explore the role of the arts in health care settings and gain hands-on experience in this growing field.
Explore the Intersections of Arts and Health
Arts in health embraces the use of visual arts, dance and movement, music, literature and poetry, drama and theater to enhance the health and wellbeing for all individuals, regardless of age or ability.
The online arts in health (AIH) certificate is designed to explore the diverse, multi-disciplinary field of arts in health. You’ll learn about the history of the field, professional best practices, ethics and creative strategies to develop and facilitate arts programming within a broad range of health care and public health environments. The certificate program includes community service-learning hours, providing you with invaluable experience working with a variety of populations.
Pursue your passion for the arts and serve others with a certificate in arts and health.
Degrees & Offerings
Arts in HealthCertificate
The undergraduate arts in health (AIH) certificate is a 12 credit-hour online certificate program, with an on-site internship semester at a health care or public health organization. The program is designed to explore the diverse, multi-disciplinary field of arts in health, with curriculum covering history of the field, professional best practices, ethics and creative strategies to develop and facilitate arts programming. This certificate program is open to all majors, and no prerequisites are required to enroll in the first introductory course, Arts in Health.
Known for Excellence
We partner with Sanford Health and Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls to give you hands-on experience working with patients.
As the only College of Fine Arts in the state, USD is uniquely positioned to offers an arts in health program.
USD's small student-faculty ratio assure you the attention and mentorship you need to succeed.
This certificate's convenient and flexible delivery options meet the needs of working professionals.
This local chapter of a national graphic art organization collaborates with local businesses to create design projects, giving members hands-on experience in designing for real companies.
Departments & Facilities
The Department of Art will provide you with unique and applicable real-world experience and connections that enable you to immerse yourself in an environment built for personal and creative discovery.
faculty and staff
Through classroom and community service-learning hours, you will gain valuable skills working with a variety of health care and community populations, including but not limited to:
- Healthcare Centers
- Senior Living
- Community Centers
- Accessibility Services
- Military and Veteran Services
- Prisons and Detention Centers