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Therapeutic Massage
Program Code: 20-537-1


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30-537-300 *  
Therapeutic Massage - Anatomy & Physiology
Introduces chemical composition of the body, structures of the cells, tissue types and organ systems. Students will study each of the body systems to learn how they work together to function as a whole. Nutritional sciences are also addressed. This course is designed specifically for massage bodywork students.

Corequisites: Admitted into Therapeutic Massage Certificate; Therapeutic Massage Anatomy and Physiology (31-537-300), Musculoskeletal Anatomy (31-537-301), Intro to Therapeutic Massage 1 (31-537-302), and Intro to Therapeutic Massage 2 (31-537-303)

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30-537-301 *  
Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Provides in-depth study of the human musculoskeletal system and teaches students how to palpate muscles. This lecture includes lecture and lab components.

Corequisites: Admitted into Therapeutic Massage Certificate; Therapeutic Massage Anatomy and Physiology (31-537-300), Musculoskeletal Anatomy (31-537-301), Intro to Therapeutic Massage 1 (31-537-302), and Intro to Therapeutic Massage 2 (31-537-303)

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30-537-302 *  
Therapeutic Massage 1, Intro to
Introduces the history and theory of massage therapy. Massage equipment, safety and sanitation are covered to educate the student on how to properly set up a massage space. Major topics include draping techniques, massage therapy applications, and the physiological effects. In addition, the endangerment sites and proper communication skills to work with clients will be taught. Documentation covered includes health history forms and SOAP charts. Course contains lecture material, interactive massage trades, hands-on learning and self-care techniques to keep the student healthy as a massage therapist.

Corequisites: Admitted into Therapeutic Massage Certificate; Therapeutic Massage Anatomy and Physiology (31-537-300), Musculoskeletal Anatomy (31-537-301), Intro to Therapeutic Massage 1 (31-537-302), and Intro to Therapeutic Massage 2 (31-537-303)

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30-537-303 *  
Therapeutic Massage 2, Intro to
Introduces advanced massage techniques including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, and hydrotherapy. Application of proper body mechanics to implement treatment massage will be taught on both the massage table and the massage chair. This course is a combination of lecture and hands on application of material covered.

Corequisites: Admitted into Therapeutic Massage Certificate; Therapeutic Massage Anatomy and Physiology (31-537-300), Musculoskeletal Anatomy (31-537-301), Intro to Therapeutic Massage 1 (31-537-302), and Intro to Therapeutic Massage 2 (31-537-303)

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30-537-304 *  
Therapeutic Massage - Pathology
Covers the types of disorders that may occur in each of the major body systems and more specifically, the signs and symptoms of selected disorders that could endanger the health of either massage clients or the practitioner. Students also gain a basic understanding of pharmacology and the possible interactions between medications and massage.

Prerequisite: 1st term Therapeutic Massage courses; Corequisites: Therapeutic Massage-Pathology (30537304), Therapeutic Massage-Kinesiology (30537305), Therapeutic Massage-Specialized Techniques (30537306), Massage Clinic & Business Practices (30537307)

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30-537-305 *  
Therapeutic Massage - Kinesiology
Focuses on further study of the musculoskeletal anatomy with an emphasis on muscle groups used to perform specific actions. Course will assist students in making assessments and identifying muscles involved in certain injuries.

Prerequisite: 1st term Therapeutic Massage courses; Corequisites: Therapeutic Massage-Pathology (30537304), Therapeutic Massage-Kinesiology (30537305), Therapeutic Massage-Specialized Techniques (30537306), Massage Clinic & Business Practices (30537307)

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30-537-306 *  
Therapeutic Massage-Specialized Techniques
Introduces several complimentary massage techniques for clients and special populations. Topics covered include polarity, reflexology, pregnancy & infant massage and lymph massage techniques. Additionally, students will learn the fundamentals of Chinese Medicine and Asian bodywork including pressure point face massage. Course is a combination of lecture and hands on practice of techniques.

Prerequisite: 1st term Therapeutic Massage courses; Corequisites: Therapeutic Massage-Pathology (30537304), Therapeutic Massage-Kinesiology (30537305), Therapeutic Massage-Specialized Techniques (30537306), Massage Clinic & Business Practices (30537307)

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30-537-307 *  
Massage Clinic and Business Practices
Teaches common business practices and work in a supervised massage setting.

Prerequisite: 1st term Therapeutic Massage courses; Corequisites: Therapeutic Massage-Pathology (30537304), Therapeutic Massage-Kinesiology (30537305), Therapeutic Massage-Specialized Techniques (30537306), Massage Clinic & Business Practices (30537307)

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Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
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2014-15 Educational Program

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