Course Listing

SBS1002 : ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2
4.00 credits: 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.
SMT1162 : LEGAL ASPECTS OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
0.50 credits: This course introduces the student to the legal issues that a massage therapist faces. Topics to be covered include massage therapy’s scope and standards of practice, confidentiality, management of patient health information (PHI) and license regulations required at the federal, state and local levels. The importance of professional associations and continuing education are discussed. The student will leave the course with all legal documents required by Minnesota law and documents that meet or exceed best practice standards.
SMT1935-4 : CLINIC ROTATION 4: MASTERY OF CLINICAL SKILLS
1.00 credits: 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.
SMT1935-3 : CLINIC ROTATION 3: REFINEMENT OF CLINICAL SKILLS
1.00 credits: 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.
SMT1935-2 : CLINIC ROTATION 2: ENHANCEMENT OF CLINICAL SKILLS
1.00 credits: 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.
SMT1935-1 : CLINIC ROTATION 1: FOUNDATION SKILLS
1.00 credits: 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.
SMT2621 : MASSAGE THERAPY FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
2.00 credits: This course integrates the theories, principles, and techniques learned across the curriculum, from both a population and a condition perspective. The focus of the 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, terminal illnesses, infants and women in pregnancy. Special conditions are discussed with emphasis on considerations such as indications, contraindications, techniques, and adaptations. Topics of medications and research are also be included.
SBS1500 : MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
1.00 credits: 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.
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