Learn how arts engagement can improve your health and well-being.

Embrace your creative superpower!

Take a deep dive into the power of the arts. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to take charge of your health and help others to do the same.

Why this course?

This self-paced course provides comprehensive content, global research, cutting edge model designs, and expert led instruction.

  • Expert-curated content and exclusive framework models to empower your self care practice.

  • Over 200 resources and tools at an affordable price.

  • Join class discussions and group interaction to connect and network with other students

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Arts in Health Certificate Course

Rochelle Foushee-Wynn

Excellent presentation of resources for both learning and practice, all in one place and accessible. Well done!

Excellent presentation of resources for both learning and practice, all in one place and accessible. Well done!

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5 star rating

I appreciate the affordable opportunity, and all the information to help start something great!

Gabrielle Chandler

5 star rating

Informative and Enjoyable Course!

Matthew Gonzales

The course contents were high-quality, from the clarity of the Connection Model to the inclusion of many resources and outside readings, and were never boring. I was particularly impressed with and interested in the Physical Connection section, as...

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The course contents were high-quality, from the clarity of the Connection Model to the inclusion of many resources and outside readings, and were never boring. I was particularly impressed with and interested in the Physical Connection section, as I learned a great deal about the physiological underpinnings of how Arts Engagement can improve one's wellness. Altogether, this is a great course and I would recommend it to everyone interested in how to incorporate music, dance, drawing, painting, writing or any other art form in practice!

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Course curriculum

This course does not qualify for NBCC hours.

  • 1

    Welcome to the Arts in Health Certificate Course!

    • How to use this course

    • The power of the arts

    • Tips to maximize your learning

  • 2

    Section 1: Introduction to Arts in Health

    • The Field of Arts in Health

    • Arts Engagement 101

    • Process your learning

  • 3

    Section 2: The Arts in Health Connection Model

    • The Arts in Health Connection Model

    • Process your learning

  • 4

    Section 3: Arts Engagement, Spiritual Connection, and Health

    • Spiritual Connection: Research and Resources

    • Process your learning

  • 5

    Section 4: Arts Engagement, Physical Connection, and Health

    • Physical Connection: Research and Resources

    • Process your learning

  • 6

    Section 5: Arts Engagement, Social Connection, and Health

    • Social Connection: Research and Resources

    • Connection Model Recap

    • Process your learning

  • 7

    Section 6: Creative Tools for Personal Health and Self Care

    • Restore and Recharge

    • Creative self care ideas

    • Process your learning

  • 8

    Section 7: The arts as a facilitation tool to help others

    • Tools and Resources

    • Prescribing the Arts

    • Process your learning

  • 9

    Next steps

    • Congratulations! Time to get creative!

Course Instructor

Dr. Sarah Ness

Founder of Arts in Health Institute

Sarah Ness, PhD is a passionate advocate for the healing power of the arts. She believes that creative practices are the building blocks for nervous system regulation and, in turn, essential in the treatment of stress, trauma, and burnout. Dr. Ness has worked in the fields of expressive arts therapy, mind body medicine, and arts in health for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with trauma survivors, children and families in crisis, and patients struggling with chronic and acute illness. Dr. Ness founded the Arts in Health Institute to teach others how to use the power of the arts for personal health and professional practice.

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Access to course content for 1 year from date of purchase.

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