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Ohio University Majors

Dance: Somatic Studies Minor

Program Overview

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.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

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 by the student in the School of Dance office or 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.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Arts


College of Fine Arts 
School of Dance 
Putnam Hall 137
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1828
Fax: 740.593.0749

Administrative Contact

Travis Gatling, contact person, gatling@ohio.edu

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