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: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1
The first in a two-part sequence of courses introduces students to the organization of the body on a chemical, cellular, tissue and system level. Integrating structures (anatomy) and their function (physiology) is a focus of each course in this sequence with this course focusing the skeletal/articular, muscular, and nervous systems in detail. The laboratory portion of the course will include the opportunity to observe prosected human cadavers.
: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2
This course builds on the material from Human Anatomy and Physiology I and explores the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, integumentary, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. All systems are integrated using cross-sectional analysis of the human body. The laboratory portion of the course will include the opportunity to observe prosected human cadavers.
: APPLIED ANATOMY
Students undertake a detailed exploration of muscles, bones and joints of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the relationships among muscle attachments, bony landmarks and prominent joint structures. Students learn about human movement with relation to levers and their association to planes of movement. The laboratory portion of this course utilizes the anatomically accurate models of the Maniken® Professional system (Anatomy in Clay®) to build three-dimensional musculature out of clay.
: BASIC LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
This course will train students to respond to, assess and manage cardiac and respiratory emergencies using basic life support skills and automatic external defibrillation. Certification is through American Heart Association.
: BUSINESS AND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
This course offers a broad base of practical information related to the fundamentals of business and practice management. Common business practices and structures, contracts and legal agreements; financial record keeping, networking, marketing and methods to promote and maintain a successful practice are presented.
: CLINIC ROTATION 1: FOUNDATION SKILLS
Students provide massage therapy treatment sessions in the School of Massage Therapy Teaching Clinic under the supervision of School faculty. In Clinic Rotation 1, students are exposed to the function and role of a massage therapist in a clinical environment. Under the supervision of faculty, students participate in various aspects of clinic operations including: provision of care, communication regarding client care and services, case management, clinic flow, and documentation. Students perform basic 60/90 minute relaxation sessions on the public as learned in Relaxation Massage 1 and 2.
: CLINIC ROTATION 2: ENHANCEMENT OF CLINICAL SKILLS
In Clinic Rotation 2, students begin to understand and perform in the role of a massage therapist in a clinical environment as they expand their participation in various aspects of clinic operations. Clinical interaction and communication skills advance beyond the basic level expected in Clinic Rotation 1. Students perform treatment sessions that incorporate both relaxation and rehabilitative techniques as learned in the classroom.
: CLINIC ROTATION 3: REFINEMENT OF CLINICAL SKILLS
In Clinic Rotation 3, students enhance their identity and role in a clinical environment. Critical thinking, individualized treatment plans, and in-depth clinical interactions using advanced techniques become central to the student experience. Students perform treatment sessions that focus on client symptoms and goals, incorporating techniques and adapting the session to meet client needs with consideration for diverse populations.