Pre-Music Therapy

Use your musical gifts to help others.

At Houghton, you’ll work towards your music therapy certification or master’s program in a Christ-centered environment. Use your unique talents in music to minister to others in healthcare or educational settings. Your future in music therapy means helping people of all ages:

  • express themselves
  • manage pain and improve physical recovery
  • manage mental or physical stress
  • improve their communication and memory

Take the prerequisites you’ll need to join this growing field.

This course pathway will prepare you to:

  Continue into the required supervised practicum needed for music therapy certification

  Continue into a master's program in music therapy

Experiential Learning

You'll have early field experience at schools in Allegany County.

Growing Opportunities

According to, there is a projected annual 27.58% increase of jobs over the next few years. They project over 26K new jobs by 2029.

Is a future in music therapy right for me?

Our pre-music therapy coursework may be right for you, if you are:

A Creative Thinker


Perceptive To Others

A Good Listener

Enjoy Helping Others


Ready for what's next?

Discover if Pre-Music Therapy at Houghton University is right for you.