Bachelor of Science in Dance Science
The Bachelor of Science in Dance Science provides students with an interdisciplinary course of study that helps to prepare them for graduate study and careers in dance, dance science, physical therapy, athletic training, or occupational therapy, careers in fitness and somatics, and/or graduate education in the areas of dance science, dance medicine, exercise science, or related dance studies. Through an integrated course of study, our students gain specific skills and knowledge related to dance and kinesiology, learn by doing in applied experiences, and have opportunities for shaping the degree according to areas of individual interest within the specialization. Students interested in the B.S. in Dance Science should meet with the Program Coordinator no later than the start of their 2nd year (earlier for transfer students). Additionally, students must pass BIOL 207, BIOL 208, and PSY 100 with a minimum GPA of 2.25 to satisfy the major-specific declaration requirements and before submitting a Change of Major form.
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Program Learning Outcomes for Dance Science B.S.
- Perform an anatomical analysis of static and dynamic alignment in dance-movement vocabularies and provide exercises & cues for their improvement.
- Employ key anatomical & biomechanical principles for preventing dance-movement injuries & promoting optimal technique when training as performers or teaching dance-movement techniques.
- Identify, apply, and analyze basic scientific principles of wellness & conditioning for the promotion of lifelong health in dance-movement techniques.
- Demonstrate competency in one or more dance-movement lexicons and dancemaking strategies.
- Describe and analyze the historical, socio-cultural, and aesthetic dimensions of various dance forms.