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Health Studies

ECTS Credits
Course code
Included in study programme
Bachelor’s in classical ballet

Brief course description

Health Studies will give the student the knowledge and ability to understand and deal with the strains and challenges that accompany professional dancing. Emphasis will be placed on cataloguing individual resources, adequate training, the theory of training, knowledge of health and nourishment, injury prevention and injury treatment.

The course includes basic physical training, anatomy, health and nutrition studies and will give the student knowledge about the structure of the body, its motoric and physiological functions and contribute to the student developing a personal insight and being able to work intelligently with the body in a dance context.

Overview of the course:

  • anatomy
  • the theory of training
  • basic physical training
  • nutrition studies.

The course’s learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student should:

  • be able to explain the basic principles of training theory and anatomy and be able to devise and conduct their own training programmes for warm-ups, mobility, strength and stamina in an acceptable way.
  • be able to explain the relationship between training theory, anatomy and dance from the starting point of their own physical condition.
  • make use, in an appropriate way, of the knowledge gained about injury prevention and rehabilitation, in their daily activities as dancers.
  • have knowledge of the body’s energy needs and adequate nutrition relative to the dance profession and show a conscious awareness of the challenges that are related to the physical ideal in classical ballet.

Teaching and learning methods

The course consists of teacher-led lessons, coaching and independent work. Classes will mainly be conducted by teachers. The programme also demands a measure of independent studying, plus responsibility for the students' own, personal, individual training and development.

Tuition may take place individually or in groups of varying size. Classes will relate to each group's progress in the programme, the learning objectives and each group's composition.

The coursework requirements are:

  • mandatory attendance and participation in classes.
  • submission of all assignments
  • submission of training journal and personal reflections on the student's own individual development and progress
  • submission of documentation of the rehabilitation process (only applies to rehabilitation from injury or disease).


Coursework requirements must have been met for the student to receive a final assessment in the course.

During the course, the student’s work and development will be assessed in relation to the course's learning objectives. The course is assessed by the subject teacher in consultation with the programme coordinator.

The course is assessed by the awarding of either a pass or a fail grade.