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SME2939 : FUNDAMENTALS OF HOSPITAL BASED MASSAGE THERAPY
1.50 credits: This course prepares students to work in a hospital setting. Common conditions, medical devices and unique elements of the hospital enviornment are addressed. Students learn infection control practices, body mechanics, and session adaptations to serve medically frail patients. Communication with healthcare providers, patients and staff, along with appropriate boundary issues will be discussed. During the 12-hour clinical rotations at a hospital, studnets receive hands-on experience in the hospital setting with hospital staff, a variety of medical conditions and diverse patient populations. Students are required to meet certain vaccination requirements, including the flu shot and TB testing, established by the hospital.
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SME1100 : REFLEXOLOGY 1
1.50 credits: This is a 7-week course on basic foot reflexology. Topics covered are basic technique, introductory history, theory, principles, zones, and contraindications. Detailed bony anatomy of the foot and lower leg is also studied. The goal is to prepare the student to use reflexology as in independent modality or as a complement to other therapies.
SME1102 : REFLEXOLOGY 2
1.50 credits: This course expands the knowledge of techniques and procedures to effectively stimulate foot reflex areas. Students review the systems of the body, common homeostatic imbalances and the role reflexology plays in maintaining optimum function and health. Detailed anatomy of muscles in the foot and lower leg are studied.
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