If you have a passion for dance and a desire to use your skills in a counseling role, Antioch University New England’s programs in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling lead to truly gratifying career options. Dance/Movement Therapy integrates the mind, body, and spirit through verbal and non-verbal treatment approaches to wellness. The program is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA).
Practice while you study.
Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) incorporates hands-on clinical experience to complement classroom sessions. You complete supervised practica and internships in clinical settings to put your skills, knowledge, and talent to work.
Learn from world-renowned faculty.
Join students who come to AUNE because our faculty have excellent credentials and are recognized experts in DMT, presenting and publishing internationally.
Christina Devereaux’s talk on dance/movement therapy and autism was featured by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) as the first in a series, “ADTA Talks.” It was released on April 2 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.
Broaden your experience with Drama Therapy.
For students with an interest in drama, we offer a path to the Alternative Route Drama Therapy credential from the National Association of Drama Therapy. We offer many required courses within the DMT curriculum and have a board certified drama therapist on the faculty.
Choose from three options.
DMT offers three graduate study opportunities MA, MEd, or Post-Master’s Certificate. Choose the program that best helps you reach your goals.
Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. This 61-64-credit program of coursework and clinical training spans two and a half to three years as you explore verbal and nonverbal approaches to therapy.
- In the first year, you spend two days a week in core classes. This includes practica in DMT, and counseling and DMT courses.
- Your second-year includes advanced courses in DMT and counseling. In addition, you spend two semesters in a supervised counseling practicum/internship.
- Your third year includes a six- to nine-month DMT internship (700 hours) under American Dance Therapy Registered (BC-DMT) supervision anywhere in the US
Other Degree Options
MEd in Dance/Movement Therapy A Master of Education degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling is also available. Course requirements are the same as the MA program. Supervision requirements for the dance/movement therapy internship are more flexible in the MEd program. For example, MEd internships need not be completed under BC-DMT supervision. However, to receive the R-DMT credential (registry in the ADTA) upon graduation, an ADTA-approved internship must be completed.
- Minimum number of required semesters: 5
- Expected study sequence: fall, spring, fall, spring, fall
Post-Master’s Certificate of Respecialization in Dance/Movement Therapy This unique 31-credit certificate program is for the professional who has already earned a master’s degree in the mental health field. The curriculum fulfills the majority of requirements for the R-DMT credential and is completed over two academic years.