The presenters of this webinar also teach an online course in dance injury prevention for NDEO's OPDI program. This 12-week online course begins on July 20th.
OPDI-116: Harkness Center for Dance Injuries -
The Applied Science of Dancer Health and Injury Prevention
July 20 to October 25, 2020
Professors: Marijeanne Liederbach with Joshua Honrado, Kristen Stevens, and William Zinser; Tuition $520 NDEO Members / $595 non-Members; 3 NDEO-Endorsed CEUs
Dance educators in every genre of dance serve a myriad of student populations. The goal of this evidenced-based course is to present you, the dance educator, with key principles of overall health in a way that will allow you to critically interpret the information, apply it to your dance education setting, and formulate a dance injury prevention plan of action in your teaching practice. Participants will explore the relationship, or spectrum, between overall health and dance injuries in order to consider what a dance injury prevention plan of action would include in any given environment. Topics covered will include physical, psychodynamic, and environmental factors; motor skill development; strength and conditioning principles; common dance injuries and their formal nomenclature; common myths about injury and training; adolescent dancer health; basic functional anatomy/biomechanics and nutrition; and teacher self-care. Upon analyzing the course material, participants will design an action plan for their students and receive feedback from Harkness Center for Dance Injuries (HCDI) clinicians. At the end of this course, students will demonstrate knowledge of what factors constitute overall health and how they can use this knowledge to develop and deepen their own teaching practices, regardless of educational setting. It is strongly encouraged but not required that prior to engaging in this course, that participants have previous anatomy/kinesiology experience.