SUNY Oswego’s Play Therapy post-baccalaureate advanced certificate program is designed to give you an authentic learning experience in play therapy, while helping you develop the children-specific communication skills needed to meet the growing need for play therapy professionals.

Play Therapy, Adv. Crt. (post-baccalaureate)

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What to expect

  1. Email from program director
  2. Discuss requirements, course schedule and start date
  3. Application Requirement Checklist
  4. Information on Financing Your Education


What you will study

This program provides a comprehensive authentic learning experience in play therapy. You will develop child-centered listening and communication skills needed in a professional role. Take your learning outside of the classroom by participating in a supervised internship.

Where you can study

  • Main campus

Learning outcomes

Distinguish yourself in the mental health counseling field with an advanced baccalaureate play therapy certificate. Graduates from this program are qualified to become Registered Play Therapists and/or Certified Child-Centered Play Therapists and Certified Child Psychotherapists through the Association for Play Therapy, National Institute for Relational Enhancement and Play Therapy International. Faculty’s strong relationships with agencies and schools allow you to work with credentialed play therapists and develop your professional network. Credits from this program may apply toward SUNY Oswego’s Mental Health Counseling master’s degree.

Admission requirements

Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
GPA of at least 3.0
Purpose statement for graduate study
Two letters of recommendation
$65 application fee