Dance Therapy/Therapist Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals, in consultation with other rehabilitation team members or in private practice, to use the therapeutic application of creative dance movement to assist in promoting client rehabilitation and physical, emotional, and mental health.

Includes instruction in neuroanatomy, personality development, movement and motor behavior, psychology, dance, creative expression modalities, improvisation, group psychology and leadership, client evaluation and supervision, dance therapy practice, and professional standards and ethics.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Dance Therapy/Therapist Major?

As a Dance Therapist, you may work in any number of settings including (but not exclusive to) outpatient health agencies, day treatment facilities, hospitals, clinics, homeless shelters, and community and non-profit organizations.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Dance Therapy/Therapist Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

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