Music Therapy Clinical Opportunities

  During music therapy treatment, a board certified music therapist uses music-based techniques to address individualized non-musical goals within a therapeutic relationship. Music therapy is used to:

  • Promote wellness
  • Manage stress
  • Alleviate pain
  • Express feelings
  • Enhance memory and cognition
  • Improve communication
  • Improve coping skills
  • Promote physical rehabilitation

Music therapy students at UK have opportunities to conduct pre-internship and advanced clinical work with music therapists at UK HealthCare and in the Lexington community, including the following settings:

  • Medical treatment units (pediatric and adult)
  • Behavioral health treatment units
  • A public school system
  • An early childhood center
  • Elder care facilities
  • Music wellness programs, including mUsiKcare