Somatic Movement Education Training

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Successful Graduates may be Certified as:

Take A New Approach

ACC's Somatic Movement Program will employ a dance-based approach to healing and personal wellbeing through Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals. This program is a one-year, 560 contact hour curriculum that includes experiential, practical, and theoretical approaches to promoting body-mind integration, movement re-education, and hands-on physical and neuromuscular re-patterning.

Students will focus on the following themes:

  • Observing, describing, visualizing, interpreting, and documenting human movement.
  • Supporting the re-patterning of habitual movement choices for restoration, wellness, and self-care.
  • Exploring creative approaches to movement education and/or therapy.
  • Practicing full integration of body, mind, and environmental relationships.
  • Defining ethical practices for working with diverse participant populations.

Your Building Blocks to Success

Upon completion awardees will be prepared to enter the workforce by starting wellness-based private practices; supplementing their existing dance, movement, or fitness disciplines; or, by becoming employees of mental health clinics, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, hospitals, or other environments serving vulnerable populations.

Individuals may apply for RSME (Registered Somatic Movement Education) status with ISMETA through the "Independent Track Application". ISMETA-registered status grants awardees benefits such as the following:

  • Connection to a global network of somatic practitioners and resources.
  • Eligibility for liability insurance.
  • Continuing education and professional development opportunities.

Coursework will fulfill prerequisites for the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York, NY.

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To be eligible for the program, applicants must hold any degree (AA or above) or 3 years professional experience in the following: Dance, Kinesiology, Yoga Therapist, Physical Education, Psychiatry, Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Health, Exercise, or Fitness.

Program Information

Tuition
Estimated Tuition
$6,550
Length
Time Commitment
560 Hours
15 Hours / Week

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Somatic Movement Education Training Courses

Semester 1

SMED-1071 Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis

SMED-1072 Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals

SMED-1073 Introduction to Dance for Special Populations

Semester 2

SMED-1074 Advanced Laban Movement

SMED-1075 Advanced Somatic Movement Education

Semester 3

SMED-1476 Applied Somatic Movement Education


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