Dance: Somatic Studies Minor
Somatic studies in dance considers the particular bodily kinesthetic knowledge that dancers develop in the course of their education. Students perform physical activities and analyze movement practices from a variety of somatic theory perspectives, learning about the body's operations through both theory and practice. Study in the minor augments degree work in psychology, prephysical therapy, exercise physiology, recreational therapy, and physical education.
To become a dance minor in somatic studies you must have sophomore standing, a 3.0 GPA in your major discipline or field of study, and come to the School of Dance to meet with an advisor. No audition is required.
Change of Program Policy
Admission to the Minor in Dance Somatic Studies is by application. To apply, students should fill out the online form "College of Fine Arts Application for Update of Academic Program": https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25DjACpmC4WKV7v
External Transfer Admission
No requirements beyond University admission requirements and requirements stated above.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Concentrated study in the somatic studies minor helps prepare for employment or graduate work in dance therapy, clinical psychology, physical therapy, dance kinesiology and recreational therapy.