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Medical Family Therapy Certificate

Medical Family Therapy Certificate

There’s a growing need for educated professionals who have been through medical family therapy certificate programs that can help couples and families work through and cope with difficult issues.

The Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Family Therapy is a 15-credit-hour program offered for students who are seeking advanced clinical training in medical family therapy.

Contact ACU Online about pursuing your family therapy certification. Our Medical Family Therapy Certificate online program will give you the tools to help make a difference in the lives of families across your community!

Program Overview

Credit hours 15
Degree Post-Graduate Certificate
Program length 12 months
Tracks N/A


  • Introduction to Medical Family Therapy
  • Theory & Practice of Medical Family Therapy
  • Illness, Disability, Death & Dying Across the Lifespan
  • Interventions in Medical Family Therapy
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What outcomes can you expect from our Medical Family Therapy Certificate programs?

  • Family Therapist
  • Counselor
  • Health Educator
  • Clinic Director

Admission Requirements

  • Submit an official transcript indicating the successful completion of a Master’s degree from a COAMFTE-accredited Marriage and Family Therapy program. If a master’s degree was earned from an MFT program not accredited by COAMFTE, the transcript must be evaluated by the program director to determine the student’s achievement of the COAMFTE foundational curriculum requirements.  
  • A written purpose statement declaring why the applicant wishes to advance his/her career into the specialization of medical family therapy.  
  • Two professional letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's clinical competence.

See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here.
For a comprehensive list of admission requirements for our medical family therapy program, online, please contact a Graduate Advisor.

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We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.