Programme objectives

The MAS Dance Science will address everyday questions of dance professionals from a sport science perspective. On the one hand, this involves questions regarding the optimisation of dance training and performance as well as injury prevention of professional dancers. On the other hand, it involves the study of physiological and psychological effects of dance on people from a wide range of demographic groups.

Specifically, holders of the degree MAS Dance Science will be qualified to:

  • develop effective interventions aimed at performance enhancement and/or health optimisation of dance professionals;
  • integrate into dance training and rehearsal scientifically established physiological and psychological training principles;
  • develop dance programmes with positive psychological, physiological and general health effects for a broad range of demographic groups (e.g., children, elderly);
  • interpret and apply a broad range of research paradigms, methods and statistical techniques in the field of dance science;
  • independently design research projects that systematically address complex practical problems (related to health, training or performance) that arise in a broad range of dance contexts;
  • critically assess current research developments in the fields of sport and dance and infer their possible applications in dance practice.
  • independently plan and execute research projects, interpret their results and infer the practical implications of these results for the design of dance training and therapy programmes.