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ADTA Approved Graduate Programs in Dance/Movement Therapy

The ADTA approves programs that meet the requirements stated in the ADTA Standards for Graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Programs. Graduates of approved programs meet all professional requirements for the Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) credential.


Dance/movement therapy graduate programs educate students in the content areas of psychological theory, human development, multicultural perspectives, group process, behavioral research, psychopathology, psychodiagnosis and assessment skills; DMT theory, expressive and communicative aspects of verbal and non-verbal behavior, movement observation and analysis, human anatomy, kinesiology and basic neuroscience; and clinical applications of DMT with individuals, families and groups.  Programs also require and provide at least 700 hours of supervised clinical fieldwork and internships.

For further information about financial assistance, prerequisites, housing, etc. please contact each college or university directly. Note that most schools allow one or two courses to be taken without being accepted into the program.


Click on each university's name to link to their official website. 


40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431-3516
Telephone: 603-283-2137

Contact: Susan Loman, Director ---

Masters Program in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, Department of Applied Psychology. 


600 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-9988
Telephone: 312-369-7697

Contact: Bethany Brownholtz ---

Masters Program in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. Department of Creative Arts Therapies



Mail/Stop 905, 1505 Race Street, 10th Floor Bellet
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192
Telephone: 215-762-6921

Contact: Rachel Ward ---

Masters Program Dance/Movement Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies Department.


29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 617-349-8307

Contact: Nancy Beardall ---

Masters Program in Expressive Therapies: Dance Therapy with a Specialization in Mental Health Counseling, Division of Expressive Therapies.


2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302-6697
Telephone: 303-245-4828 and 800-772-6951

Contact: Anne Howland ---  or Zoe Avstreih, Program Director ---

Masters Program in Somatic Counseling Psychology with Concentration in Dance/Movement Therapy, Somatic Counseling Psychology Department.


200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205
Telephone: 718-399-4274

Contact: Joan Wittig, Assistant Professor ---

Masters Program in Dance/Movement Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy Department.

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