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Certificate in Play Therapy Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University

The Certificate in Play Therapy at MidAmerica Nazarene University is an accelerated 22-hour post-graduate program with a dual emphasis on quality training and clinical applications.

We will prepare you to be a play therapist in public or private clinical settings. This certificate program is designed to meet the post-master’s requirements specified by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) for the Registered Play Therapist credential.

MNU takes a hands-on approach to your learning experience and provides quality supervision during your clinical experience. We have a strong clinical orientation with our graduate degrees in various clinical areas of expertise.

The result? You receive instruction in the best of contemporary play therapy theory blended with guided experience from true practitioners. This dual emphasis on theory and application means the student is well prepared for creating a dynamic interpersonal relationship between themselves and their clients.

As part of our focus on the student, you will be working with a Clinical Assistant that will help you keep track of your clinical, supervision and instructional hours.

  • Flexible: Students may enroll in individual courses and/or internships.
  • Format:  Online with only 5 weekends on the MNU campus
  • Acclaimed: Learn from leaders in the play therapy field. Prominent therapists Eliana Gil, Rise VanFleet, DeeRay, Linda Homeyer, Garry Landreth and many more will participate with students as they work through the courses.

Upcoming Start Dates

August 2015*

*For information on our priority application deadlines and registration deadlines, please contact us at 913-971-3800 or at

We have a total of 11 clinical rooms in our building. Our four play therapy and sand tray rooms are equipped with state of the art video and sound for students to use during their practicum.

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Santa Fe Commons Site
13563 South Mur-Len Rd.
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: 913.971.3800

Liberty Site
105 N. Stewart Ct., Suite 210
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 913.971.3800


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MNU is an APT Approved Center and an Approved Provider of Continuing Education (APT Approved Provider 07-198).