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The use of music as a healing and therapeutic agent is a growing field, and Belmont’s Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy is designed for those students who wish to empower and inspire others through engagement with music. The program incorporates a strong foundation in musical skills and artistic expression merged with study of biology, human anatomy, psychology, and the most current and cutting-edge clinical practices in the music therapy field. Students are led through a progressive curriculum that begins with practice teaching and observations to supervised teaching in clinical settings. The program culminates with a 6- to 9-month immersive internship experience at an approved clinical site. Additionally, the training equips the student to sit for the national licensure exam that awards credentials as a Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC), prepared for their career as a Music Therapist. The degree also facilitates the pursuit of more advanced academic training through graduate programs in music therapy.


Potential Career Options

Music therapists have opportunities to work with a variety of clients, such as:

  • Stroke patients in medical hospitals
  • Recovering addicts in psychiatric facilities and rehabilitation centers
  • Hospice and palliative care in nursing homes
  • Service to special needs children in public schools