Certificate in Medical Family Therapy

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 Certificate in Medical Family Therapy will give you the tools to help make a difference in the lives of families across your community!

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What outcomes can you expect from our medical family therapy certificate?

  • 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.

Degree Highlights


Program length: 12 months

Credit Hours: 15

Example Coursework

MFTO 670: Introduction to Medical Family Therapy

MFTO 671: Theory, Practice, and Research in Medical Family Therapy

MFTO 672: Illness, Disability, Death, and Dying Across the Lifespan

MFTO 675: Interventions in Medical Family Therapy


School of Health and Human Services

Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021