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SBS2100 : PATHOLOGY
2.00 credits: Students are introduced to common dysfunctions of the human body 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 provides advanced rehabilitative theory and technical skills to work with clients experiencing myofascial pain symptoms of the upper body. 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. Assessment and rehabilitation of soft tissue structures and related symptomologies of the upper body provide the focus for this course. 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 provides advanced rehabilitative theory and technical skills to work with clients experiencing myofascial pain symptoms of the lower body. Techniques continue to focus on Trigger Point Therapy and Cross Fiber Friction, with emphasis on refining the treatment protocol and palpation skills for assessment of changes within the soft tissue. In addition to laboratory sessions, learners engage in practice massage sessions outside of scheduled class hours. The student will demonstrate clinical reasoning skills through SOAP documentation and creation of a treatment plan based on anatomy, physiology and the presenting client condition.
SMT1700 : RELAXATION MASSAGE 1
2.50 credits: Students learn techniques for a full-body massage, including palpation skills. Best practices are introduced in proper body mechanics, therapist self care, session management, contraindications and draping methods. Students are introduced to principles of documentation for the health care setting. In addition to classroom experience, students are required to engage in practice massage sessions outside of scheduled class hours.
SMT1701 : RELAXATION MASSAGE 2
2.00 credits: Students master enhanced techniques for a full-body massage, building from the knowledge base acquired in Relaxation Massage 1. Students learn and practice on-site chair massage. Documentation skills are refined and SOAP charting skills are introduced. Learners participate in a classroom clinic, open to the public, to prepare for the clinic rotation course. In addition to classroom experience, students 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/P modalities are presented to orient the student to the diverse classifications within the field of massage therapy and bodywork.
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