CAS Dance Science: Health & Performance

In this CAS anatomical, physiological and psychological aspects of the dancing body and dance performance will be critically assessed.

Dance Science addresses training, lifestyle and performance of professional dancers as well as the effects of dance activities on different populations. With origins in sport science, dance science establishes a strong link between theory and practice.

In the CAS in Dance Science: Health & Performance, candidates will critically assess anatomical, physiological and psychological aspects of the dancing body and dance performance on the basis of the latest scientific findings from the dance medicine. The curriculum revolves around questions on health and well-being of professional dancers (e.g. how to deal with and how to prevent dance injuries) but also of dancing children, adults, seniors, and disabled people involved in recreational dance.

The duration of the CAS in Dance Science: Health & Performance is seven months and started in summer 2015 for the first time, since then every two years (next rounds: 2019, 2021...). It mainly takes place in Frankfurt am Main and is organized by our co-operation partner tamed. The programme allows dance professionals to pursue their degree whilst continuing to work. It is aimed at dancers, teachers, choreographers and artistic directors as well as allied health care specialists and scientists with an affinity for dance. 

Upon completion of all module components, candidates will receive a CAS in Dance Science: Health & Performance from the University of Bern (CAS DSHP Unibe). A diploma supplement lists the detailed content of the programme as well as the effected skills and abilities. The applied CAS programme qualifies the absolvents to continue their study in the MAS in Dance Science programme of the University of Bern.