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Dance Movement Therapy

SRH University Heidelberg

24 months
690 EUR/module
690 EUR/module
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The Dance Movement Therapy programme at SRH Hochschule Heidelberg is the evidence-based use of dance and movement in therapy for promoting physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual integration of individuals and systems of individuals

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As an arts therapy approach, DMT has the potential to contribute to activation, stabilisation, and recovery in the context of prevention, acute intervention, and rehabilitation. In both research and clinical practice, there is an increasing interest in dance movement therapy as a significant enhancement to standard care.

Dance movement therapists do not work exclusively in traditional settings such as psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, or special education. Dance Movement Therapy is also applied in neurology, oncology, cardiovascular medicine, etc. and increasingly in preventive care.

Career perspectives

The Dance Movement Therapy programme at SRH Hochschule Heidelberg qualifies the student for clinical practice, working with children and adults in the following core settings:

  • Psychiatry 
  • Psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy 
  • Pediatrics, children and youth psychiatry and psychotherapy
  • Forensic settings
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Pain
  • Oncology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology
  •  Dance movement therapy skills
  •  Clinical psychology I (psychotherapy approaches)
  •  Clinical psychology II (psychiatry, psychosomatics & psychotherapy)
  • Neurology & quantitative research methods
  •  Movement observation and movement analysis
  •  Clinical placement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted throughout the year


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A university degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, of at least six semesters’ duration in one of the following disciplines: dance/artistic studies, psychology, medicine, social work or similar degrees
  • Individual admission is possible for applicants with different backgrounds  or other fields of study
  • Personal and artistic suitability (tested in our personal selection process)
  • Proof of English: IELTS 6.5 TOEFL iBT 80 (TOEFL code of SRH: 7712) Duolingo Certificate 95 PTE Academic 58 or other proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    690 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 690 EUR per module during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    690 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 690 EUR per module during 24 months.
  • 690 EUR per month + one-time registration fee of 750 EUR. Applicants from countries with visa obligation need to pay a one-time registration fee of 1,000 EUR and must pay the first year’s tuition fee in advance.

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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