. Humanitarian University Consortium
Distance Education Initiative

Classical Dance Development Based
Biomechanics and Orthopedic Analysis Level I

Classical ballet training represents the most advanced technical movement mechanics training in the world. The mechanical alignment ideal in classical ballet training represents the most stable, functionally integrate relationship of the spine and extremities.

An understanding of mechanical ideal is crucial for optimum control of the human frame in space, strength, leverage mechanics and economical movement. This foundation established in conjunction with sports specific movement mechanics is the key to successful Olympic development programs.

A correct understanding of the classical ballet mechanical ideal provides the physician, therapist, coach or student a reference point for alignment deviation as it corresponds to the mechanism of joint stress and injury of the spine and extremities.

According to the Merck Manual of Medical Information for Sports Injuries: "More than 10 million sports injuries are treated each year in the United States."  The seriousness of this problem points to the need for education initiatives which target injury prevention.

Presented by

Stephen M. Apatow, Founder, Director of Research and Development, Sports Medicine & Science Institute and International Dancescience Development Program*

* Humanitarian Resource Institute, Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Law.


The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the fundamentals of biomechanical analysis based on the classical ballet alignment ideal.   This course is designed in a self-study format whereby the student utilizes the online educational resources listed below to support review and completion of the Biomechanics and Orthopedic Analysis Level I Online TestAdditional study materials have been provided to further support this educational objective.

To begin, study and review of the online resources linked below.  Your registration will be submitted in conjunction with the completion of the Biomechanics and Orthopedic Analysis Level I Test form.

Note: This course and certification can be integrated into dance and sports development clinics.

I.  Study Materials

II.  Online Test The Biomechanics and Orthopedic Analysis Level I Online Test encompasses 20 questions (True/False). Upon completion and online submission of the test, individuals with a passing grade of 75%  or above will receive a certificate of completion by Humanitarian Resource Institute.

Fee: $250.00 processing fee, required for validation: certificate of completion.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Humanitarian Resource Institute's work associated with 192 Member States of the United Nations, presents a challenge regarding accreditation standards, therefore we request enrollees to check with their state's regulatory board to ensure acceptance of online continuing education credit for the purposes of state license requirements.  

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