Major in Psychology - Child Life

Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Health Professions
and Education

Psychology-Child Life Major


DeAnna L. Bay

Internship Coordinator

DeAnna Bay


DeAnna is a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), and is completing her Infant Massage Instructor Certification (CEIM).

B.S Wagner College Dual Major: Psychology and Spanish Minor: Biology
M.Ed. Springfield College- Child Life and Therapeutic Recreation Management

DeAnna's research interests include implementing one-person child life programs in hospitals, animal assisted therapy/activities, and international perspectives of children and families facing medical experiences.

2014- Panama City News Channel 7 Interview “Helping Children with Medical Experiences”

2014- Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium Speaker “Water Planet's Dolphin Assisted Activities Therapeutic Programs”


Patrice W. Hallock, Ph.D.
Chair, Educator Preparation & Psych-Child Life
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