Course Descriptions

MTH 110 Fundamentals of Massage                     6   9   3 10

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

This course introduces concepts basic to the role of the massage therapist in a variety of clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on beginning theory and techniques of body work as well as skill in therapeutic touch. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to apply basic practical massage therapy skills.

MTH 120 Therapeutic Massage Applications     6   9   3 10

Prerequisites: MTH 110

Corequisites: None

This course provides an expanded knowledge and skill base for the massage therapist in a variety of clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on selected therapeutic approaches throughout the lifespan. Upon completion, students should be able to perform entry level therapeutic massage on various populations.

MTH 121 Clinical Supplement I                               0   0   3   1

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: MTH 110, MTH 120, MTH 125, MTH 210 or MTH 220

This course is designed to introduce the student to a variety of clinical experiences. Emphasis is placed on applying the therapeutic massage process across the lifespan. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate delivery of massage techniques in a clinical setting.

MTH 125 Ethics of Massage                                    2   0   0   2

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

This course is designed to explore issues related to the practice of massage therapy. Emphasis is placed on ethical, legal, professional, and political issues. Upon completion students should be able to discuss issues relating to the practice of massage therapy, client/therapist relationships as well as ethical issues.

MTH 210 Advanced Skills of Massage                 4   9   3   8

Prerequisites: MTH 120 or MTH 121

Corequisites: None

This course provides knowledge and skills in diverse body work modalities in a variety of clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on selected techniques such as Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Release, Spa Approaches, Oriental Therapies, and energy techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic skills in techniques covered.

MTH 220 Outcome-Based Massage                     4   6   3   7

Prerequisites: MTH 120, MTH 121, or MTH 221

Corequisites: None

This course provides knowledge and skills in more complex body works modalities in a variety of clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced skills in outcome-based Massage. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic skills in techniques covered.

MTH 221 Clinical Supplement II                              0   0   6   2

Prerequisites: MTH 110

Corequisites: MTH 120, MTH 125, MTH 210, or MTH 220

This course is designed to be offered as an advanced clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on applying an advanced therapeutic massage process across the lifespan. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate delivery of massage at an advanced level in a clinical setting.

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