Certification Program

The Integrated Movement Studies Certification Program in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies is a graduate level program for the comprehensive study of human movement. This program is appropriate for individuals in a variety of fields. 

  • Earn the professional title of Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA).
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the structural, functional and expressive aspects of human movement.
  • Become a more coordinated and dynamic mover. 
  • Hone your skills in movement observation.
  • Discern how movement reveals patterns of behavioral, leadership, cultural, and/or aesthetic styles.
  • Design movement/learning experiences using creative teaching methodologies.
  • Become a movement consultant in your field.
  • Prepare to apply to the International Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists Association (ISMETA) for the designation of Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist.

Join us in this transformative and enlivening educational journey

2025-2026 IMS Certification Program

Claim a professional title of Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA)

Dates for the 2025-2026 Program
Studio Sessions
Summer 2025: June 16 – July 11, Studio Session I (Alfred University)
Fall 2025: October TBD, Studio Session II (University of Utah)
Winter 2026: January TBD, Studio Session III (University of Utah)
Spring 2026: March TBD, Studio Session IV (University of Utah)
Summer 2026: June 15 – July 10, Studio Session V (Alfred University)

Online Interims
July – October, Online Classes and Personal Study 
October – January, Online Classes and Personal Study 
January – March, Online Classes and Personal Study 
March – June, Online Classes and Application Project

Tuition and Application Dates:
Tuition $13,500 
Rolling Applications until February 15, 2025

​​Individual payment plans are available.