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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Music Therapy Major (B.Mus.)


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Major code BM5115

The curriculum attracts students desiring to pursue a career in music therapy, combining musical talent, interest in the behavioral sciences in service to individuals with special needs and health issues. The curriculum emphasizes musicianship, clinical application, measurement, and practice-related research. The program offers 10 quarters of supervised practicum (service-learning) opportunities in hospitals, psychiatric facilities for adults and children, extended care facilities, public schools, treatment centers, correctional facilities, and developmental centers. The University-affiliated Athens Community Music School provides students the opportunity to work with individuals and their families. Internship selection is assisted by faculty with students accepted by excellent clinical training programs throughout the country. Coursework prepares the student for positions in medical, education, and community health-related settings as well as private practice.

Minimum credit hours required for graduation: 208

Freshman


  • Principal Instrument Credit Hours: 6
  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3-6
  • Tier I English Composition Credit Hours: 5

Class Piano


Secondary instrument is piano (class) for all students whose principal instrument is not piano. Piano principals do not have a required second instrument. Piano principals must take MUS 372 and two courses selected from MUS 343, 450, and 458.

Sophomore


  • Principal Instrument Credit Hours: 6
  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3–6

Class Piano


Secondary instrument is piano (class) for all students whose princial instrument is not piano. Piano principals do not have a required second instrument. Piano principals must take MUS 372 and two courses selected from MUS 343, 450, and 458.

Select one course from the following


Junior


  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3–6
  • MUS ** (Acad./Prof Stud Elec.) 3
  • English Composition - Technical Writing (300 level) Credit Hours: 4

Senior


  • DANCE - Elective Credit Hours: 2
  • Behavioral Science Electives (two courses) Credit Hours: 10
    (Consult University-Wide Graduation Requirements section for EDSP/behavioral science electives that meet Tier II requirements.)
  • Tier III or Tier III Equivalent Credit Hours: 4
  • Electives Credit Hours: 8

Additional Requirements


The music therapy curriculum meets the requirements of the School of Music, the accreditation requirements of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). In addition to the regular coursework, the student must complete MUS 489 Clinical Experience (six-month internship) at a clinical facility approved for the training of the music therapy major before graduation. Upon graduation, the student is eligible to take the board certification examination to receive national credentials as a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) with the Certification Board for Music Therapy.

Proficiencies are required in keyboard, voice, and guitar. Students are referred to the School of Music Undergraduate Handbook, for additional requirements, listing of policies, explanations, and expectations for the College of Fine Arts, the School of Music, and the Music Therapy Division.

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