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Psychology Major - Child Life Specialist Concentration

A major in Psychology with a Child Life Specialist concentration at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of a career in child life. As you consider an array of colleges with Child Life Specialist Programs near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for Psychology taught with a biblical worldview. A Grace College Psychology degree will help you make workable connections between behavior and illness in children, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college context.

This program is for you if you are serious about creating an impact in a Psychology Child Life Specialist career. With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for jobs in social work, therapy, case management, and countless other areas.

Future child life specialist, the way forward is Grace.

Grace College is offering New Psychology Concentrations!

Clinical and Integrative Health: an emphasis on clinical practice and treating the whole person. This approach prepares students to work in the mental health field, an integrated health setting, or a mental health practice.
Comprehensive Psychology: an overview of all areas of psychology. This concentration is ideal for someone who is trying to decide on a concentration or for a student wishing to be exposed to all areas of study.
Bethany Nesbitt Child Life Specialist: a non-endorsed program that helps students prepare for a career in child life. This concentration will help you approach the requirements necessary for pursuing work in a hospital setting with children and families who have disabilities and serious illness.
Sport Psychology: a concentration designed for students who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology. This will assist students who desire to work with college, Olympic, and professional sports teams.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology: a look at how the field of psychology can be used in organizations and industries around the country. It will prepare the student to engage and improve management and systems within the corporate world.

Educational Focus

  • Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Therapeutic Play
  • Grief and Loss

Internship Opportunities

  • Bowen Center
  • Kosciusko Community Hospital
  • Erin's House for Grieving Children
  • White's Residential and Family Services

Psychology – Child Life Specialist Concentration is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Empathetic
  • Flexible
  • Good Listeners
  • Relational
Grace College's Bachelor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology taught through a biblical lens. Learn More and visit us today!

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"The faculty and course work at Grace College prepared me to enter graduate school and, eventually, my career as a professional counselor, with the training and abilities needed to help clients from all walks of life. Thanks to the influence I received while at Grace, God has placed me in countless positions to show His love and peace to hurting individuals."

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Heather-Storey-Child-Life-Specialist, Major in Psychology

“Grace taught me how to have a Biblical perspective in a workplace where that is not the priority. My degree in psychology and my classes with Edgington and Roberts, really all of my classes at Grace, equipped me to incorporate the truth of the gospel into what the world is telling us,”

Heather Storey, a 2010 Grace alumna