Minor code ORDNCS
College of Fine Arts
School of Dance
Putnam Hall 137
Athens, OH 45701
Travis Gatling, contact person
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
Upon admission to the minor in somatic studies appropriate forms must be completed in the College of Fine Arts office.
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.