Principles of Dance Medicine Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient Digital CME Course

Digital Continuing Medical Education Course

Course Fee
The cost will vary depending on the length of the modules. Modules range from 1/2 hour to 2 1/2 hours in length.

Course Directors
David S. Weiss, MD
Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS
Leigh Heflin, MSc, MA

Accreditation Statement
The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Each module in this enduring material series has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

NYU Hospitals Center is a New York State Educational Department approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. NYU Hospitals Center designates .1 continuing education units per Physical Therapy education contact hours.

NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. 

BOC Approved Provider #: P2540

Course Description
The Principles of Dance Medicine Continuing Medical Education (CME) course is a 20-part digital series that contains information for the physician and allied healthcare professional who works with or are interested in caring for the dancer-patient. The series will provide healthcare professionals with evidence-based research about the numerous intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors associated with dance injuries. It will discuss the diagnosis, work-up, and treatment (both non-operative and operative) for injuries commonly seen in dancers. Further, it will disclose the best-known means of reducing injury occurrence and severity, and teach the skills necessary for dance medicine professionals to improve health outcomes among their dancer-patients. Latest research findings on injury rates in dance, screening, ergonomics, biomechanics, injury prevention, and rehabilitation will be covered.

Course Modules

Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Injuries in Dance

David S. Weiss, MD
Cost: $67
Credits: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1.3 Physical Therapy education contact hours

BOC Approved Provider Statement
NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Principles of Dance Medicine; Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Dance Injuries has been approved for a maximum of 1.25 hours of Category A continuing education.

BOC Approved Provider #: P2540-1

Health Considerations for the Adolescent Dancer

Alison Deleget, MS, ATC
​Cost: $24
Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 0.4 Physical Therapy education contact hours

BOC Approved Provider Statement
NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Principles of Dance Medicine; Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Dance Injuries has been approved for a maximum of 0.25 hours of Category A continuing education.

BOC Approved Provider #: P2540-4

Functional Tests to Assess Pointe Readiness

Megan Richardson, MS, ATC
Cost: $24
Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 0.5 Physical Therapy education contact hours

BOC Approved Provider Statement
NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Principles of Dance Medicine; Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Dance Injuries has been approved for a maximum of 0.50 hours of Category A continuing education.

BOC Approved Provider #: P2540-9

The Use of Anti-Inflammatory Medications in Dancers

Joey C. Fernandez, MD
Cost: $43
Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 0.6 Physical Therapy education contact hours

BOC Approved Provider Statement
NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Principles of Dance Medicine; Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Dance Injuries has been approved for a maximum of 0.50 hours of Category A continuing education.

BOC Approved Provider #: P2540-7

Influence of Nutrition on Dancer Health and Performance​

Beth Glace, MS​
Cost: $67
Credits: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1.2 Physical Therapy education contact hours

BOC Approved Provider Statement
NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Principles of Dance Medicine; Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Dance Injuries has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 hours of Category A continuing education.

BOC Approved Provider #: P2540-8

Guidelines for the Treatment and Management of Concussion in the Dancer

Lauren Kreha, ATC​
Cost: $43
Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 0.6 Physical Therapy education contact hours

BOC Approved Provider Statement
NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Principles of Dance Medicine; Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Dance Injuries has been approved for a maximum of 0.50 hours of Category A continuing education.

BOC Approved Provider #: P2540-6

Special Focus on the Foot and Ankle: Lateral Ankle Sprains 101​

William G. Hamilton, MD
Cost: $43
Credits: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 0.7 Physical Therapy education contact hours

BOC Approved Provider Statement
NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Principles of Dance Medicine; Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Dance Injuries has been approved for a maximum of 0.75 hours of Category A continuing education.

BOC Approved Provider #: P2540-5

Special Focus on the Foot and Ankle: Function and Injury in the Dancer​

Emily Sandow, PT, DPT​​
Cost: $24
Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 0.6 Physical Therapy education contact hours

BOC Approved Provider Statement
NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Principles of Dance Medicine; Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Dance Injuries has been approved for a maximum of 0.50 hours of Category A continuing education.

BOC Approved Provider #: P2540-2

Special Focus on Spine and Upper Extremity: Cervicothoracic Spine: Evaluation and Treatment of the Dancer

Emily Sandow, PT, DPT​​
Cost: $43
Credits: 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 0.6 Physical Therapy education contact hours

BOC Approved Provider Statement
NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Principles of Dance Medicine; Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Dance Injuries has been approved for a maximum of 0.50 hours of Category A continuing education.

BOC Approved Provider #: P2540-3

Special Focus on the Spine and Upper Extremity: Upper Extremity Task Demands and Movement Dysfunction in Dance​

Erika Kalkan, PT, DPT
Cost: $43
Credits: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 0.7 Physical Therapy education contact hours

BOC Approved Provider Statement
NYU Hospitals Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Principles of Dance Medicine; Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Dance Injuries has been approved for a maximum of 0.75 hours of Category A continuing education.

BOC Approved Provider #: P2540-10

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Epidemiology of Injuries in Dance: Biopsychosocial Considerations
Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS

Diagnostic Imaging in Dance Medicine
David S. Weiss, MD

A Potpourri of Things Often Missed
William G. Hamilton, MD

Stress Fractures in Dancers: Evaluation and Treatment
David S. Weiss, MD

Anterior Hip Pain in Dancers: Epidemiology, Etiology, Treatment, and Outcome
Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS

Special Focus on Knee:

Special Focus on Foot and Ankle: The Posterior Ankle
William G Hamilton, MD

Special Focus on Foot and Ankle: Matching the Shoe to the Dancer
Tom Novella, DPM

Special Focus on Biomechanics:

  • Environmental Risk Factors in Dance- The Effect of Shoe Hell Height and Floor Incline on the Biomechanics of Landing from a Single-leg Jump in Elite Female Dancers - Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS
  • Dancer Versus Athlete Landing Style- Effect on the Biomechanics of the Trunk and Lower Extremity - Karl Orishimo, MS
  • Dancer Versus Athlete Landing Style- Before and After Fatigue - Ian Kremenic, MEng

Special Focus on Prevention:  Screening for Dance Injury Risk
Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS

Target Audience
Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Chiropractors, Podiatrists, Osteopaths, Physicians, and Surgeons

Method of Participation
To receive continuing education credit, view the video, complete the evaluation and post-test, attest to the amount of time spent in the activity and print your certificate. A minimum passing grade of 70% is required.

Hardware/Software Requirements
- Latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome on Windows or Macintosh computers.
- Microsoft Silverlight is required to view presentations and videos on Windows or Macintosh computers.
- QuickTime or other video player software is required to view presentations or videos on a mobile or tablet device.
- Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater on Windows or Macintosh computers.
- High-speed broadband connection required.

Refund Policy
Refunds are not available for this course.

Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, two weeks notice will be given and tuition will be refunded in full. The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is not responsible for any other costs incurred.