2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Dance/Movement Therapy Specialization 11-12 credits

The Dance/Movement Therapy Specialization is designed for Expressive Arts Therapy majors who want to expand their knowledge base to include the elements of dance and movement in their work. All students in this specialization must complete the program requirements for the Expressive Arts Therapy major, as well as the following specialization requirements.

Requirements

Required Core 3 credits

Take one
CEXTH 3406Dance/Movement Therapy: A Kinesthetic Approach to Healing

3

or

GEXTH 5250Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy

3

Dance and Movement-Based Electives (8-9 Credits)

At least one course must have either the CEXTH or the GEXTH prefix. The American Dance Therapy Association looks for a diverse movement background spanning improvisation, cultural and classical forms.
CDRAM 2070Movement and Improvisation for the Actor

3

CPSYC 2451Yoga for Mental and Emotional Health

3

CEXTH 3302Writing from the Body

3

CEXTH 3402Expressive Movement and Somatic Psychology

3

CEXTH 3404Nia: Mind-Body Movement

3

CSOCS 3452Yoga: Theory, Culture and Practice

3

EARED 5010Creative Movement: Kinesthetic Learning Across the Curriculum

3

GEXTH 5029Body-Oriented Psychotherapy With Adults

3

GEXTH 6254Dance Movement Therapy with Children

3

GEXTH 6255Jungian Dance and Drama Therapy

3

GEXTH 6259Movement and Healing: Dance Therapy with Adults

3

GEXTH 6260Anatomy and Kinesiology

3

GEXTH 6412Yoga and Therapeutic Touch

3

Studio Dance electives

CDANC 2000Modern Dance I

3

CDANC 2002Modern Dance II

3

CDANC 2005Swing Dance

2

CDANC 3190Advanced Performance Workshop

3

Note: Courses with the GEXTH prefix are graduate courses and available to second semester juniors or seniors only and with permission from academic advisor and course instructor.

*Students planning to apply to the dual-degree program in Expressive Therapies: Dance/Movement Therapy are required to take GEXTH 6260: Anatomy and Kinesiology (offered in the summer). All others may take this course as an elective.

** No more than one (1) course focusing on yoga (CPSYC 2451, CSOCS 3452, GEXTH 6412) may be taken as part of the specialization credits. Other yoga-focused courses may be taken as electives.