Dance in Medicine


The UF 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. Completion of this certificate shows intentionality and commitment to interdisciplinary exploration and an awareness of the value of arts to health and well-being.

About this Program

Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

Center Information

The University of Florida Center for the Arts in Medicine is committed to advancing research, education, and practice in arts in medicine, locally and globally. Through ongoing interdisciplinary research, training programs, and dynamic academic programs the Center advances its mission to further the field of arts in health.


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P.O. BOX 115800
1357 STADIUM ROAD, RM 239 & 109


Students have access to these unique types of learning experiences: hands-on practical experience with patients and/or community members, exposure to arts in health-related fields, the opportunity to develop career readiness skills such as oral and written communication, leadership, collaboration, and problem solving. In addition, students will interact with patients and/or community members, arts in health leaders, artists, healthcare professionals, arts administrators, and non-profit organizations.

The certificate is different than a minor because students receive hands-on applied experience. Making the choice to complete the certificate shows intentionality and commitment to interdisciplinary exploration and an awareness of the value of dance to health and well-being in society.

Students should apply by their sophomore year and contact the center undergraduate advisor to schedule an initial meeting to discuss requirements.

Students must attain a 3.0 GPA in the required courses, all of which have prerequisites.

Required Courses

DAA 1000Fundamentals of Dance Technique3
or DAN 2100 Dance Appreciation for the Twenty-first Century
DAN 3775Dance in Medicine3
DAA 2000-4000Any level of any technique course2-3
HUM 2592Introduction to the Arts in Medicine in a Global Context3
HUM 3940LArts in Medicine Practicum 12
Total Credits13-14