The Certificate of Proficiency in Therapeutic Dance prepares students for employment as dance movement practitioners in adolescent residential centers, elderly care facilities, detention centers, and day programs for adults with disabilities (in long-term care or rehabilitation care facilities). Therapeutic Dance has been demonstrated to increase physical and mental health through stress reduction, social engagement, improved coordination, balance, flexibility, and creative expression.
Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of “C” in all courses for the certificate and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 27 credits are required.
Program Code: 3120CP
Program Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate a basic understanding of physiology and biomechanical principles of dance.
Demonstrate a baseline understanding of psychology and psychological theory.
Complete minimum hour requirements at supervised practicum sites.
Demonstrate and explain aspects of how dance can assist people of all ages and abilities through the experience of embodiment by employing a passion for creative movement in a therapeutic context.