Center for Arts in Medicine

Dance in Medicine

The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, in conjunction with the School of Theatre and Dance, offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Dance in Medicine to UF students.  The Certificate recognizes special competency and achievement in the use of movement to enhance health.  This certificate, recognizing these special skills, can serve as a credential for developing post-baccalaureate educational pathways and career options.

Application Procedures: Students interested in obtaining this certificate should apply by their junior year and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.  Students should contact the Center for Arts in Medicine’s undergraduate certificate advisor who will assist with application procedures.  

The application process includes:

  • Completion of the online application (please notify Ferol Carytsas by e-mail when you submit the application)
  • Submission of a one-page personal statement and two letters of recommendation to the undergraduate certificate advisor
  • An interview with the advisor and Center for Arts in Medicine director

Written permission to apply to the certificate program is required from the advisor in the student’s major department.  All dance technique and composition course work must be arranged with the permission of the School of Theatre and Dance Coordinator.

Certificate Requirements: Students should note that some of the listed courses have pre-requisites. 

  • Introduction to the Arts in Medicine in a Global Context (3 credits)
  • Intermediate or Advanced level dance technique (min. 2 credits)
  • Dance Composition 1 (2 credits)
  • Dance Composition 2 or Improvisation (2 credits)
  • Dance in Medicine (2 credits)
  • Dance Clinical Practice, (3 credits)
  • ​Clinical Practice Capstone

For more information, contact the Undergraduate Certificate Advisor, Ferol Carytsas, at

Application Deadlines
November 01, 2016
Application deadline for Fall 2017
Transfer Students
March 01, 2017
Application deadline for Summer B or Fall 2017

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