May 30, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance/Movement Therapy, Certificate of Respecialization (Post-Master’s)

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Certificate in Dance/Movement Therapy
 AU New England
Credits for Degree: 29 semester credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 36 months

Program Overview

The LR DMT certificate fulfills the majority of requirements to apply through the Alternate Route pathway for the R-DMT (registered dance/movement therapist) credential awarded by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). The low-residency certificate program is completed over a minimum of three years and includes  five  residencies  and 5 credits online.

Admission Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in or have completed a master’s degree in education or mental health (Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Psychology, etc.). (Additional psychology courses are required for those without a clinical degree to qualify for the R-DMT.) Please check with your state licensing boards regarding private practice.
  • Significant experience in at least two different dance/movement forms (such as ballet, modern, jazz, improvisation, popular/street/indigenous, liturgical, ballroom, traditional/ethnic/folk, African, Caribbean, Korean, Latin, Middle Eastern, Native American, Tai-chi, Aikido, etc.) and in-depth knowledge of one of them is required.
  • Teaching, performing, and/or choreography experience is preferred.
  • Applicants must submit a one- to two-page response to each admission question specified in the program application.

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