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: ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 2
This course builds on the material from Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and explores the, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, urinary, digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems. All systems are then integrated using cross-sectional analysis of the human body. Observation of prosected human cadavers is an opportunity during laboratory sessions.
: LEGAL ASPECTS OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
This course introduces legal issues faced by massage therapists. Scope and standards of practice of massage therapy in the context of today's healthcare environment are discussed. Topics include HIPAA and other privacy requirements, the Unlicensed Health Care Practitioners Law, professional liability and the role of professional associations. Licensing and regulation of massage therapists at the federal, state and local levels with discussion of the importance of continuing education are covered.
: CLINIC ROTATION 4: MASTERY OF CLINICAL SKILLS
Clinic Rotation 4 represents a culmination, integration and mastery of all classroom and clinical learning. Students refine their professional identity and role in the clinical environment as they master their skills and prepare to enter the profession.
: 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.
: 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 1: FOUNDATION SKILLS
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 minute relaxation sessions on the public as learned in Relaxation Massage 1 & 2.
: MASSAGE THERAPY FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
This course integrates the theories, principles and techniques learned throughout the curriculum and applies them to special client populations. A focus of this class is the critical thinking skills needed to design an individualized treatment plan to meet a client's specific needs. Students learn and discuss the unique considerations for treating special populations, including older adults, persons with disabilities, persons with terminal illnesses, infants, and women in pregnancy. Special conditions will be discussed with emphasis on indications, contraindications, techniques, and adaptations. The topics of medications, diversity, and research will also be included.
: MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
An understanding of basic medical terminology is necessary for any education in the health sciences. Students will learn general medical terminology related to anatomy, physiology, pathology, treatments and medical specialties, including basic Latin and Greek roots, prefixes and suffixes. The online course will utilize written assignments, discussion forums and exams. Methods to analyze word structure as opposed to mere memorization of words serve as a foundation for this course.