Columbia College Chicago

Movement Pattern Analysis Consultant Certificate


600 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Movement Pattern Analysis Consultant Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Movement Pattern Analysis is a grounded application of Laban Movement Analysis that correlates physical behaviors with a decision-making framework. It is a unique system that analyzes non-verbal communication to identify an individual’s motivation to act, decision making process, and interaction style. The system was developed by Warren Lamb (1926- ) and Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) to identify and analyze specific movement parameters that include but are not limited to the postural gestural merger, effort-shape, and flow. The analysis of these patterns for an individual and their team assists an organization with employee hiring, job selection, placement, career guidance, development of managerial talent, and formation of an executive team. Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling has used this approach in team building and resource management since 1999 and has established a solid working relationship with Warren Lamb and his protégé, Carol-Lynne Moore. Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA), as it is called today, has been taught and practiced since 1965. Over 30,000 individuals have been assessed and over 400 organizations have utilized the approach. MPA has been taught in professional training seminars, but never in an academic setting. Columbia is truly privileged to have an opportunity to provide the first educational venue in an accredited institution for graduate credit. Movement analysts, business consultancies, the United States Military, nationally renowned business, education departments, and major corporations recognize the lack of training programs in the world for this particular management tool. The college aims to broaden the field of movement studies for not only dance/movement therapists and career counselors, but arts managers and management executives.


Accredited at graduate and undergrad levels by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Also accredited as teacher training institution by Illinois State Board of Education

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Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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