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A dance certificate (19 credits) provides a general, core curriculum in dance that is available for students in other majors and fields. The courses intend to give the certificate student a solid foundation in contemporary dance practice and theory.
Disability Rights and Services Certificate
The mission of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education is to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. The Disability Rights and Services Certificate provides undergraduates the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to contribute to the department’s mission. Students completing the certificate will become advocates for equity and inclusion of individuals with disabilities within their own major programs of study and future careers.
Education and Educational Services Certificate
Education is a topic of widespread interest to UW–Madison students and is a hotly contested subject in today's society. The Education and Educational Services Certificate Program provides a set of courses for students interested in the many aspects of education, but who choose not to major in education during their undergraduate degree. Students interested in child development, the process of learning, or education-related policies may wish to complement their degree with this certificate.
Educational Policy Studies Certificate
The educational policy studies undergraduate certificate program was designed specifically for undergraduate students from across the campus. The department offers multidisciplinary courses in the history, sociology, and philosophy of education, comparative and international education, and in educational anthropology. Courses in policy analysis emphasize the social context and implications of policy decisions.
Game Design Certificate
The game design certificate is a 19-credit program designed to empower students with the skills, understanding, and background to create and produce games independently, to develop a body of work, and to gain critical perspectives on games and game design. The certificate will focus on game design in the general sense: creating, testing, and understanding how to design gameplay to be fun and impactful, across board games, video games, gamification, and even classrooms.
Introductory Studies in Dance/Movement Therapy Certificate
Dance/movement therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses movement, as well as words, to help people—those who are healthy or those dealing with emotional, mental, or physical problems—regain a sense of wholeness through the unity of body, mind, and spirit. The dance therapy certificate teaches the nonverbal aspects of human communication and its applications to fields such as social work, teaching, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and communication disorders.
The Pilates certificate includes coursework in Pilates mat and equipment exercises, teaching methods, and functional anatomy. The certificate prepares students to teach Pilates in a studio setting, and also creates a practical foundation for those who wish to pursue graduate work in movement-based fields. Students commonly pair the certificate with dance, nutrition, and/or kinesiology majors, although it is open to all interested students.
Promoting Activity for Diverse Abilities Certificate
The new Promoting Activity for Diverse Abilities Certificate will provide specialized skills to promote and develop activities for individuals with a wide range of abilities, to improve health, wellness, and functioning. Students will address activities aimed to improve general activities of daily living, posture, mobility, breathing, nutrition, and fall prevention. It also provides students with credentials to battle the disparity in poor health/fitness in populations with diverse abilities.
Studio Art Certificate
The certificate in studio art allows students from across campus, regardless of their major or degree program, to engage in a structured, meaningful art studio experience. The certificate was designed for students who may not have professional ambitions in the arts, but still have an interest in a special discipline and want to develop their talents. The certificate does not require previous coursework in art.
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