Course Listing

SBS2100 : PATHOLOGY
2.00 credits: Students are introduced to common dysfunctions of human anatomy and physiology as a result of disease or injury. The course examines common causes of pathological conditions as well as methods to limit disease transmission. Representative signs, symptoms and treatment options are emphasized. In addition, specific implications for bodywork will be discussed where applicable.
SMT1702 : REHABILITATIVE MASSAGE 1
3.50 credits: This course presents advanced rehabilitative theory and teaches technical skills to work with clients experiencing myofascial pain symptoms. Techniques will focus on Trigger Point Therapy and Cross Fiber Friction, with emphasis on developing a basic treatment protocol. Students will expand their anatomical knowledge and palpation skills in the context of rehabilitative massage. Skills related to the assessment and rehabilitation of soft tissue structures and related symptomologies of the upper body are learned. In addition to laboratory sessions, learners engage in practice massage sessions outside scheduled class hours. Advanced SOAP note charting skills are emphasized.
SMT1703 : REHABILITATIVE MASSAGE 2
3.50 credits: This course presents advanced technical skills needed to work with clients experiencing myofascial pain symptoms. Techniques continue to focus on trigger point therapy and cross fiber friction, with emphasis on the development of a treatment plan. Student will further expand their anatomical knowledge and palpation skills in the context of rehabilitative massage. Skills related to the assessment and rehabilitation of soft tissue structures and related symptomologies of the lower body are learned. Advanced documentation methods are presented. In addition to laboratory sessions, learners engage in practice massage sessions outside scheduled class hours.
SMT1700 : RELAXATION MASSAGE 1
2.50 credits: Students learn techniques for a full-body massage, including palpation skills. Students are introduced to correct body mechanics, injury prevention, table management and draping methods. Students are introduced to principles of documentation for the health care setting including charting using the SOAP format. In addition to laboratory sessions, learners are required to engage in practice massage sessions outside of scheduled class hours.
SMT1701 : RELAXATION MASSAGE 2
2.00 credits: Students learn enhanced techniques for a full-body massage; building from the knowledge base acquired in Relaxation Massage 1. The students also learn on-site chair massage skills as well as an introduction to the principles and practice of reflexology. Documentation and SOAP charting skills are refined. Learners participate in a classroom clinic, open to the public, to prepare for the clinic rotation course. In addition to laboratory sessions, learners are required to engage in practice massage sessions outside of scheduled class hours.
SMT1163 : MASSAGE THERAPY'S EVOLVING ROLE IN HEALTHCARE
1.00 credits: In order to support the developing identity of the student as a health care provider, the role of massage therapy within the greater context of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is discussed. Examples of various CAM modalities are presented to orient the student to the diverse classifications within the field of massage therapyand bodywork.
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