Graduate Admissions

Alternate Route Certificate

30-35 Credit Hours
Application Deadline: December 13, 2013

Alternate Route Certificate

Practitioners with an MA in a human services related field enter this accelerated program to enhance their counseling practice with dance/movement therapy methodologies

Alternate route is available to students interested in earning their R-DMT (Registered Dance/Movement Therapist) credentials from the American Dance Therapy Association. Eligible students must hold an MA in Counseling, Psychology or related field and wish to enrich their abilities with our dance/movement therapy core curriculum.

The 30-35 credit hour curriculum is spread out over 5 semesters.  The curricular plan includes core theory and clinical practicum. (Course descriptions available here.) Applications are due in mid-December every year for beginning classes the following Fall.

Due to the program’s structure, students enrolled in the Alternate Route Certificate of the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Department are only eligible for financial aid as a part-time Graduate student (enrolled for 6 credits) during the two Fall semesters of enrollment.  The Spring and Summer semesters will require a change in enrollment status to student-at-large from part-time graduate student since credits drop below six.  You are not eligible for student aid under six credits.

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