Play Therapy Graduate Certificate
Capella University

Program Details

This online graduate certificate in Play Therapy is intended for practicing mental health professionals to broaden their knowledge and add to their practice tool box. The core systems and evolution of play therapy is studied, alongside techniques, models and applications. To participate in this program, students should be licensed professionals and have at least a master’s degree. Curriculum at Capella usually includes:

  • Play Therapy 1: The History and Systems of Play Therapy 
  • Play Therapy 2: Theories and Practices of Play Therapy 
  • Child-Centered Play Therapy
  • Filial Play Therapy

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)