The ADTA and the Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board recognize an Alternate Route to dance/movement therapy registry and certification. The Alternate Route is a self-directed program of training which requires having or acquiring a masters degree (or higher) from an accredited institution of higher learning, plus general training, specific dance/movement therapy coursework, fieldwork, and an internship.
Click here to find out about requirements for the Alternate Route.
Alternate Route coursework can take place at an accredited college or university, an institute, or from a specific instructor. Colleges & Institutes that offer ADTA approved courses are marked with * below. Individual courses in ADTA Approved master’s programs are approved courses. Approved courses are automatically accepted when a candidate applies for the R-DMT credential via the Alternate Route. Students interested in taking approved courses should ask specifically about course approval prior to registering for courses. For some institutes and individual courses, college credit can be arranged.
There is no single path for Alternate Route training. Click here for a chart that reflects the range of acceptable timing for the various requirements.
Additional information can be found in our FAQ for alternate route students.
Please note: All courses are not offered constantly throughout the year. We encourage everyone to contact the provider directly for specific offerings and more information. Alternate Route workshops and intensives are often listed on our Forum, under Announcements. You may also check the ADTA Facebook page and the ADTA LinkedIn site. Check these sites regularly, as new information is posted daily.
40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431-3516
Contact: Susan Loman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, Director --- firstname.lastname@example.org
Masters Program in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, Department of Applied Psychology. Summer and intensive courses.
*COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
600 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-9988
Contact: Bethany Brownholtz --- email@example.com
Department of Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (GL-CMA), Movement Pattern Analysis Consultant Certificate (MPACC), and Alternate Route R-DMT Certification Studies.
Mail/Stop 905, 1505 Race Street, 10th Floor Bellet
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192
Contact: Ellen Schelly Hill, MMT, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, Director --- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance/Movement Therapy Program, Department of Creative Arts Therapies.
Post Master's Certificate: Meets DMT Theory and Practice, DMT Group Processes, and Movement Observation and Assessment course requirements
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: Nancy Beardall, PhD, BC-DMT, Coordinator --- email@example.com
Dance Therapy & Mental Health Counseling Specialization, Expressive Therapies Division, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences.
Summer and January intensive courses.
PO Box 201
Marylhurst, OR 97036
Telephone: 503-699-6244 or 503-636-8141, Ext. 381
Contact: Maria Brignola, MCAT, BC-DMT, NCC --- firstname.lastname@example.org
Marylhurst University/Maria Brignola offers DMT coursework only
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Contact: Joan Wittig, MS, LCAT, BC-DMT, Director --- email@example.com
Spring/Summer intensive program.
4632 York Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Contact: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb --- firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering several Alternate Route approved courses. Advising for R-DMT and help finding fieldwork and internship sites in local hospitals and institutions are also possible.
Location: Austin, Texas.
Contact: Kalila Homann, LPC-S, BC-DMT, Program Director email@example.com
Intensives and Ongoing Courses.
*CENTER FOR MOVEMENT EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (CMER) California Courses
POB 200, Sebastopol, California 95473
Contact: Judy Gantz, MA, CMA, Director --- firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternate Route Training Courses in Dance/Movement Therapy. Courses offered for CEs for ADTA and BBS.California Courses
P.O. Box 18264
Boulder, CO 80308
Contact: Director, Zoe Avstreih MS, LPC, BC-DMT, NCC --- email@example.com
1395 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10128
Contact: Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger, BC-DMT --- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance/Movement Therapy Courses.
Three Year Summer Intensive Alternate Route Training Program.
*INSPIREES INTERNATIONAL, China
Telephone: +86-10-84467847 (China) or +31-15-8795501 (Netherlands)
Contact: Dr. Tony Zhou, PhD --- email@example.com
DMT international training program for professionals (Alternate Route).
718 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Danielle Fraenkel, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LCAT, LMHC
*DANCE THERAPY COURSES: TWO 2-WEEK ANNUAL INTENSIVES
PO Box 743
Contact: Linni Deihl, Director --- LinniADTR@aol.com
Offered in both winter and summer sessions. Meets for 60 contact hours.
Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center
Lehigh Valley, PA
Contact: Suzanne Hastie, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC --- email@example.com
Three courses on the Kestenberg Movement Profile offered each year.