This major is a program that prepares individuals to use functional and expressive integration strategies to help promote somatic awareness and optimal psychophysical functioning.
Includes instruction in skilled touch techniques, kinesthetic awareness processes, movement observation, patterning, client assessment and guidance, verbal and nonverbal communication, practice management, professional standards and ethics, and specific therapeutic and educational modalities.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Movement Therapy and Movement Education Major (use the College Search feature and enter "movement therapy" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Movement Therapy and Movement Education Major?
If you work in the field of Movement Therapy and Movement Education, you work with those who need rehabilitation with movement and strength. Your career position may be that of a specialist, therapist, consultant, or coordinator. Often working with physicians, you put together movement programs to help individuals restore psychophysical health. Patients often will see you as part of a prescription from a licensed physician.
Job opportunities for professionals in Movement Therapy and Movement Education are very strong in the future as this career subsector is expected to see a ten percent (10%) growth 2018-2028.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Movement Therapy and Movement Education Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Movement Therapy and Movement Education Major