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Declaration Process

Prospective certificate students should meet with the Dance/Movement Therapy Certificate advisor to discuss their intentions to pursue the certificate. Enroll in the first- or second-semester dance/movement therapy course:

  • DANCE 231 Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy or
  • DANCE 232 Introduction to Dynamics of Dance Therapy.

Application is usually made directly after the completion of Introduction to Dynamics of Dance Therapy. Students intending to pursue the Dance/Movement Therapy Certificate should visit the School of Education's Certificate Programs page to complete the declaration form.

Certificate Course Requirements

The DMT certificate requires a minimum of 19 credits.

Supportive Disciplinary Coursework

Choose a course (3-credit minimum) from the following departments: Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.

Dance Department Coursework

DANCE 131 Somatic Theory and Practices2
DANCE 156 Movement as Material Through Improvisation2
DANCE 157 Introduction to Movement Analysis2
DANCE 231 Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy2
DANCE 232 Introduction to Dynamics of Dance Therapy2
DANCE 331 Dynamics of Dance Therapy3
DANCE 431 Dance Therapy Practicum3

Undergraduate/Special Student Certificates

This certificate may be completed within the context of an undergraduate degree or as a Special student after an undergraduate degree has been awarded from any institution. The certificate may be completed in its entirety while enrolled as a Special student. Candidates are encouraged to contact the certificate coordinator to discuss course enrollment and the sequencing of certificate requirements. 

  1. (Body Studies) Gain skill in expressing through movement and understanding its connection to emotion.
  2. Develop literacy about the field of Dance/Movement Therapy.
  3. Practice and practical work in movement analysis as a tool for Dance/Movement Therapy.

Information about faculty, staff, and other contributors to the Department of Dance can be found on the department's website.