(8 contact hours) This course will prepare you with the ability to describe the goals, interventions, and therapeutic uses and benefits of music therapy and sound healing.
Music therapy and sound healing are used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Music therapy can be a powerful and nonthreatening alternative, used with individuals of all ages and disabilities as a holistic method of healing.
Music therapy often complements the treatment provided for pediatric and adult individuals with a neurological condition, brain injury, stroke, mental illness, trauma, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. It can also be used for hospice patients and those undergoing rehabilitation. This course will teach you the benefits of music and music therapy and sound healing in the health profession. (8 contact hours)
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Java. Click here to download Java.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.Learn the benefits of music therapy and sound healing in the health profession. This course provides the knowledge you need to use music therapy and sound healing to treat patients of all ages and address their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs during healing.
Music therapy has a number of positive effects on healing the body and mind.
Learn the health benefits, principles, techniques, and ways of experiencing sound healing.
Explore the structures, functions, and the effects of music on the brain to help you understand the neurological, physiological and psychological effects of music.
Learn the ways music therapy and music selection can have a positive effect on Alzheimer's patients.
End of Life
Understand how music therapy can support people at the end of their lives through unique spiritual and cultural experiences.
Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, accreditation consultation, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author (with Caroline Young) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.
Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes experience in research, workshop presentations in various areas of health care, and online and onsite teaching. She has expertise in holistic community health and wellness program design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. She has also designed, developed, and presented integrative health programs for culturally diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. She is the co-author (with Cyndie Koopsen) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.