Educational Programs

The goal of the Harkness Center’s educational activities is to prevent injuries and illnesses in dancers and to provide the dance and medical community with the knowledge and skills necessary for the evaluation and treatment of such problems when they do occur. Harkness provides lectures and workshops to dancers and educational opportunities for established and aspiring medical professionals interested in a career in dance medicine. The Center offers clinical rotations for orthopaedic residents, senior affiliations for physical therapy students, internship opportunities for college students and mentorship opportunities for post-graduate physical therapists and researcher scientists.

The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries provides innovative, practical and relevant educational lectures and workshops to the dance and medical communities.

The Harkness Center strives to accomplish its two primary educational objectives:

  • Expanding the network of specialized medical care givers and
  • Promoting wellness and injury prevention for dancers and dance educators by offering lectures and workshops to dance schools, dance companies, dance service organizations, universities and colleges, parent's groups and civic groups.

Online Educational Course Offerings

Principles of Dance Medicine: Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient
Digital Continuing Medical Education Certificate Course

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Funding for the Principles of Dance Medicine curricula is provided in part by the Harkness Foundation for Dance


Principles of Dance Medicine
Building Evidence Based Skills:  Practical Applications of the Evidence for Dancer-Patients
CEU Course
April 30-May 1, 2016
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY


Learn more about our Educational Focus Areas:

Dance Community

Injury Prevention Services and Programs
Workshops and Events

Healthcare Professionals

Continuing Education
Healthcare Clinical Learning Programs
Post-Graduate Physical Therapy Mentorship
Professional Research Mentorships


General Internship
Athletic Training Student Clinical Affiliations
Professional Research Mentorship
Educational and Program Grants Provided by:
Harkness Foundation for Dance
New York Community Trust - Michel Fokine Memorial Fund