Dance
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Overview


The Certificate in Dance is also available for individuals not pursuing a bachelor’s degree or minor, but have an interest in dance.

Students engaged in Dance will be involved in classes that are activity-based with hands-on learning opportunities. The required learning activities relate to future application of dance in employment settings.

Students completing the Certificate in Dance will have the knowledge and ability to work in such positions as:

  • Community and commercial dance program instructors
  • Dance facilitators and directors
  • Dance sponsors and coaches in school settings
  • Theatre
  • Dance studio operators
  • Competitive studio dancing
  • Performance
  • Competitions and camps
  • Choreography and costumes

Dance opportunities at Pittsburg State

There are opportunities to gain further dance experience while taking classes:

  • PSU Dance Club
  • Dance Appreciation Class
  • PSU Swing Dance
  • Various dance studios in the Pittsburg community
  • Performing in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts
  • Classes available to enhance skills students may have in ballet, tap and jazz

About Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department


The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) is located in the new Student Recreation Center. The HHPR faculty possess a wide array of specializations. The department offers undergraduate degree programs in Exercise Science, Recreation Services, Sport and Hospitality Management, and Physical Education, five minors and certificates in Dance, Coaching, and Hospitality Management, as well as a graduate program in HHPR. Within each of the degree programs, are emphases/concentration areas from which students select the professional paths that best fit their needs. Exercise Science and Recreation Services, Sport and Hospitality Management meet requirements for the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), which is a tuition discount program for non-resident students to attend Pittsburg State University. Students who have been selected to receive the MSEP discount will be charged 150 percent of resident tuition rates. Residents from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin are eligible.

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