CofC Master of Science in Child Life Program

Master of Science in Child Life

Timeline Photos 06/09/2021

We are so proud of our alum, Kylie!

At the Children’s Hospital of Savannah, our child life specialists use play to help patients feel less anxious. Today, Kylie used a stuffed bear to show Chrissy how she would receive anesthesia before her procedure. Learn more about our pediatric services at https://bit.ly/3v94FlM #carelikefamily HCA Healthcare

04/20/2021

Happy last day of class! The first years are one semester closer to being able to add “MS” at the end of their names💙

Happy last day of class! The first years are one semester closer to being able to add “MS” at the end of their names💙

04/12/2021

Our first year cohort worked extremely hard on this project and we are so grateful to have received the People’s Choice award!

Our first year cohort worked extremely hard on this project and we are so grateful to have received the People’s Choice award!

Timeline Photos 04/06/2021

Our amazing alumna, Olivia!

We love seeing our students making an impact on patients and families at hospitals all over the US!

Calista recently had pediatric orthopedic surgery in the Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Her mom said, “While no one wants their child to have a broken arm, it really was a great experience. The hospital is beautiful and the people who work here are amazing. They colored with her and even gave her a pretty pink unicorn with a matching cast. I sat with her while she ‘took a nap’ and when she came back from surgery I asked her how her nap was. She said it was great! She didn’t even know she’d had a surgery.” Learn about our pediatric orthopedic services: https://bit.ly/39EXsSD

Photos from CofC Master of Science in Child Life Program's post 03/31/2021

Yesterday in our play class, students gained experience facilitating therapeutic play activities intended for various purposes (bereavement, body image, etc.) as well as non-directive play activities. While one student was facilitating, the others acted as the “children!”

#ccls #childlife #play #childlifespecialist #cofc

03/26/2021

Sensory Bling Bottles!

Here is a video from two of our MSCL first year students! They are making a “sensory bling bottle” which is a coping tool that child life specialists can use in the hospital setting for a variety of reasons! ✨

03/26/2021

Yay, it’s a (2 for 1) second year spotlight!! 🤩

Christine and Tolly are completing their child life internship at Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah! Christine completed her first rotation in the Day and Inpatient Surgery Unit and is now in her second rotation in Inpatient Pediatrics. Tolly completed her first rotation in the Pediatric Specialty Unit & the Hematology/ Oncology Outpatient Clinic and is now completing her second rotation in the Emergency Department!

#cofcchildlife #mscl #childlifeintern #cofc #cofcgrad #cofcgradschool

Yay, it’s a (2 for 1) second year spotlight!! 🤩

Christine and Tolly are completing their child life internship at Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah! Christine completed her first rotation in the Day and Inpatient Surgery Unit and is now in her second rotation in Inpatient Pediatrics. Tolly completed her first rotation in the Pediatric Specialty Unit & the Hematology/ Oncology Outpatient Clinic and is now completing her second rotation in the Emergency Department!

#cofcchildlife #mscl #childlifeintern #cofc #cofcgrad #cofcgradschool

Photos from Camp Sunshine's post 03/18/2021

Our amazing alum, Morgan!

Photos from CofC Master of Science in Child Life Program's post 03/09/2021

Today our first year students did shaving cream painting in their play class! This is one of the more non-directive play activities they’ve done - it allows for the player to have full control and creativity 🎨

#childlife #ccls #play #cofc

03/09/2021

Wondering what our second years are up to?! Meet Shannon!

“Hey y’all! My name is Shannon and I’m currently interning at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX! My first rotation was on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit & GI / Liver acute care unit where I did a lot of therapeutic play interventions, procedural supports, and co-treat sessions with PT/OT! For my speciality week, I was in the trauma and medically intensive PICUs! I just started in my second rotation, Solid Tumor Oncology! It has been a fun and wild (thank you TX weather) journey so far!! It is rewarding and amazing to learn everyday from an incredible child life team. I can’t wait to see how I continue to grow over the next few weeks!”

#childlifespecialist #childlife #ccls #childlifeintern

Wondering what our second years are up to?! Meet Shannon!

“Hey y’all! My name is Shannon and I’m currently interning at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX! My first rotation was on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit & GI / Liver acute care unit where I did a lot of therapeutic play interventions, procedural supports, and co-treat sessions with PT/OT! For my speciality week, I was in the trauma and medically intensive PICUs! I just started in my second rotation, Solid Tumor Oncology! It has been a fun and wild (thank you TX weather) journey so far!! It is rewarding and amazing to learn everyday from an incredible child life team. I can’t wait to see how I continue to grow over the next few weeks!”

#childlifespecialist #childlife #ccls #childlifeintern

03/03/2021

March is Child Life month! This month is a time for recognizing the value of child life specialists and the incredibly important work they do

#childlifemonth #childlifespecialist #student #cofcchildlife #cofc #mscl #collegeofcharleston

March is Child Life month! This month is a time for recognizing the value of child life specialists and the incredibly important work they do

#childlifemonth #childlifespecialist #student #cofcchildlife #cofc #mscl #collegeofcharleston

02/23/2021

Our Alum (Lexie) and 2nd year intern (Nicole) at Nationwide Children’s in Columbus, OH! We love seeing the “family” continuity in our program!

#cofcchildlife #mscl #cofcgradschool #childlifespecialist #childlife

Our Alum (Lexie) and 2nd year intern (Nicole) at Nationwide Children’s in Columbus, OH! We love seeing the “family” continuity in our program!

#cofcchildlife #mscl #cofcgradschool #childlifespecialist #childlife

02/13/2021

Happy Saturday! It’s anotherSecond Year Spotlight. Meet Liz!!

“Hi! I’m Liz and I am currently interning at Children’s Hospital Colorado! My first rotation is on the surgery/procedure center unit and then my second and third rotations will be on the burn unit and PICU. This week my co-intern and I led a medical play activity in the Seacrest Studio that was broadcasted within the hospital! I have loved it here and am excited to continue to learn from this amazing child life team!”

#cofcchildlife #childlifeintern #ccls #childlifestudent #childlifespecialist #cofcmscl

Happy Saturday! It’s anotherSecond Year Spotlight. Meet Liz!!

“Hi! I’m Liz and I am currently interning at Children’s Hospital Colorado! My first rotation is on the surgery/procedure center unit and then my second and third rotations will be on the burn unit and PICU. This week my co-intern and I led a medical play activity in the Seacrest Studio that was broadcasted within the hospital! I have loved it here and am excited to continue to learn from this amazing child life team!”

#cofcchildlife #childlifeintern #ccls #childlifestudent #childlifespecialist #cofcmscl

02/13/2021

CofC Admissions will host its Minority Male Initiative next Friday, February 19, from 9 am-12 Noon. The Otto B. German Minority Male Initiative (MMI) strives to empower, support, and assist men of color in creating a strong foundation of success. The MMI is a free event for high school juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Please share this post with students or parents of students who may be interested and help us recruit the best and brightest students to the College! Register online at http://bit.ly/CofCMMI

01/29/2021

It’s another #SecondYearSpotlight ! Take a second to read about what one of our awesome second years is up to!

“I’m Annie and I’m currently a child life intern at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. My first rotation is in a medical/surgical unit that sees many patients needing organ transplants, brain surgeries, urology surgeries, and seizure monitoring. This is a picture of my awesome supervisor, Maggie and me before observing a brain surgery in the OR! The observation will help us better explain and prepare patients and families for this particular brain surgery. My second rotation is in the NICU. I am loving it so far and I am learning so much every day!”

#cofcchildlife #cofcgradschool #mscl #childlife

It’s another #SecondYearSpotlight ! Take a second to read about what one of our awesome second years is up to!

“I’m Annie and I’m currently a child life intern at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. My first rotation is in a medical/surgical unit that sees many patients needing organ transplants, brain surgeries, urology surgeries, and seizure monitoring. This is a picture of my awesome supervisor, Maggie and me before observing a brain surgery in the OR! The observation will help us better explain and prepare patients and families for this particular brain surgery. My second rotation is in the NICU. I am loving it so far and I am learning so much every day!”

#cofcchildlife #cofcgradschool #mscl #childlife

01/23/2021

Happy #SecondYearSpotlight ! Meet Sarah!

“Hi, I’m Sarah! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was writing my “first year spotlight” post. I am completing my internship at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas 🤠 My first rotation is in the infusion clinic where I provide a lot of procedural support and spend time engaging patients in play while they receive their infusion(s), which can take 30 minutes or up to a full day. My second rotation will be with inpatient surgery!”

#childlifeintern #ccls #mscl #cofcgradschool #childlifespecialist #childlife

Happy #SecondYearSpotlight ! Meet Sarah!

“Hi, I’m Sarah! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was writing my “first year spotlight” post. I am completing my internship at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas 🤠 My first rotation is in the infusion clinic where I provide a lot of procedural support and spend time engaging patients in play while they receive their infusion(s), which can take 30 minutes or up to a full day. My second rotation will be with inpatient surgery!”

#childlifeintern #ccls #mscl #cofcgradschool #childlifespecialist #childlife

01/19/2021

As we reflect on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, there is a great deal of ideas and practices that we can take into our careers as Child Life Specialists.

#childlife #cofc #ccls #mlkday

As we reflect on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, there is a great deal of ideas and practices that we can take into our careers as Child Life Specialists.

#childlife #cofc #ccls #mlkday

01/15/2021

Happy Friday and happy #SecondYearSpotlight !

“Hi!! I’m Blair and I’m so happy to continue my internship experience at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. My first rotation is in the Main OR and my second 6 weeks will be spent in the Hemotology/ oncology unit! Special shout out to Tiffany (MS,CCLS) for upgrading my badge from “career explorer” to “child life intern”. I’m so excited to continue to learn and expand my knowledge about the field of child life and feel very lucky to do that with this child life team ✨”

Happy Friday and happy #SecondYearSpotlight !

“Hi!! I’m Blair and I’m so happy to continue my internship experience at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. My first rotation is in the Main OR and my second 6 weeks will be spent in the Hemotology/ oncology unit! Special shout out to Tiffany (MS,CCLS) for upgrading my badge from “career explorer” to “child life intern”. I’m so excited to continue to learn and expand my knowledge about the field of child life and feel very lucky to do that with this child life team ✨”

01/12/2021

Our first year students are happy to be back for their second semester!

Our first year students are happy to be back for their second semester!

01/08/2021

Our first #SecondYearSpotlight !

“Hi my name is Maddy and I am interning at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital! I’m currently in the Hematology/Oncology outpatient clinic and in patient unit. I have learned a lot about providing refocusing and preparation for patients coming into the clinic for a port placement, access, or de-access. I have had lots of opportunity to get to know and build rapport with patients who come in routinely for treatment. The rest of my rotations include radiology, surgery, and inpatient! I am already feeling so at home here and have learned so much in my first week!”

01/01/2021

Happy New Year from CofC Child Life! Here’s to new beginnings! ⭐️

12/27/2020

As our second years are taking on new journeys in these upcoming weeks, we encourage them to reflect on all their hard work that got them to this place! Wishing everyone safe travels to their internship sites ⭐️

12/02/2020

All frowns from our second years because it’s their last week of classes before internship! They will miss everyone so much ☹️

11/29/2020

Planning on applying to our program in January? Here is our application reminder list to help keep you on track!

11/26/2020

Wishing you a happy and safe Thanksgiving from CofC Child Life 💛

#cofcchildlife #cofcmscl #mscl #childlifespecialist #cofcgradschool #childlifestudent

11/25/2020

A wonderful reminder from @simplysophiedesigns ! The holidays can be very difficult for children, teens, & adults for many reasons. Many who have experienced loss or are separated from their family members this year may experience a heightened sense of emotions. We hope this post encourages you to be aware of your own emotions and the emotions of others this Thanksgiving.

11/20/2020

A couple of our amazing first years spent their Wednesday evening raising money for one of our community partners, @thelononfoundation , that provides resources to children and adolescents who have a parent or caregiver with cancer.

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11/16/2020

Have questions about our application process? We are here for you every step of the way! Head on over to our Instagram story to ask questions or DM us! Our students are happy to help ☺️

11/12/2020

Today our first year students did an activity over Zoom facilitated by our amazing Child Development professor, Dr. Hubel, that we can use to explain to children how situations can make us feel multiple emotions at once!

#childlifespecialist #childlife #cofc

11/11/2020

Today we express our gratitude to those who have served and are serving our country.

#veteransday #ccls #childlifespecialist #childlife #cofcmscl

11/06/2020

Our last #FirstYearFriday !
“Hey guys! I’m Olivia Nassos (accompanied by Zola), from Akron, Ohio. I graduated with a BA in Child and Family Development with a minor in Psychology from the University of Akron. I stumbled upon Child Life during my second year of undergrad and immediately knew it was the path for me. I chose the MSCL program at College of Charleston because of the amazing opportunities they provide the students and the endless support and guidance the faculty offers. I’m so excited to continue learning and applying my education in a field I am so passionate about!!”

11/04/2020

Congratulations to another one of our alumna, Olivia, who passed her certification exam! We are beyond proud! ⭐️

11/02/2020

Our first year students are beginning to present on their knowledge of pediatric illnesses. This assignment provides a strong foundation for family centered psychosocial care in the hospital setting!

10/31/2020

Happy Halloween from thing 1 and thing 2! 🎃

Videos (show all)

Sensory Bling Bottles!
Master of Science in Child Life Information Session
Another #FamilyFriday video in partnership with @musckids ! Going on a nature walk encourages children, teens, and famil...
It’s another #FamilyFriday in partnership with MUSC ! Our second year student, Nicole, developed an obstacle course that...
In partnership with MUSC, our second year students created activities for children and families to do at home or outside...
Each new day comes with new strengths! Let’s focus on them today. Comment one of your strengths below! #MotivationMonday...
Your children may have important questions about the Coronavirus! Here are some tips on how to approach this conversatio...
Is this what playing in grad school looks like? It does when you have a therapeutic play class at 8 AM!
Celebrating internship placement at our “pinning ceremony”. We cannot be any more proud of these amazing students.
Come de-stress at the Cougar Mall!

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