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Massage Therapy (MASS) 2014-2015

These are 2014-2015 course descriptions.

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MASS 1236 Massage Therapy Law & Ethics (A)

2 credits
This course provides a general overview of the legal system, including criminal and civil law. An in-depth review of the statutes and administrative rules that govern massage therapy in Ohio are provided. Also discussed are the professional practices of health care including the role of the massage therapy professional/practitioner, relationships with other health care providers, stress and self-care of health care professionals, health care ethics, role fidelity, and confidentiality.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Acceptance into program

MASS 1261 Massage Techniques (A)

4 credits
This course is an introduction to the professional practice of massage therapy, including hygiene and the seven (7) basic techniques of massage. The student will study the therapeutic applications and physiological effects of the basic techniques and begin to develop a systematic approach to the application of these techniques.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisite: Acceptance into program          Lab fee: $75.00

MASS 1273 Massage Pathophysiology (SP)

4 credits
This course provides the student with the indication and contraindication for conditions, disorders and dysfunctions of the human body. Students will learn the appropriate application of massage techniques for a variety of conditions, disorders, dysfunctions and structures.
Lecture: 2 hours -Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 2232         Lab fee: $40.00

MASS 2280 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Advanced Studies (A, SP)

2 credits
The student will have the opportunity to work with the massage therapy staff of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the care and treatment of hospital patients in a variety of the clinical specialty units. The care units students may work in include, but are not limited to, General Surgery, Burns, Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Heart and Lung Transplant, Pediatric Intensive Care, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Pain Clinic. The course will also discuss issues surrounding dying patients and patient death.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 6 hours
Instructor permission required

MASS 2281 Hot Stone Massage (SU)

2 credits
This course is designed to offer the massage therapist the opportunity to gain skill and understanding in the efficient, systematic use of hot and cool stones in a full body therapeutic massage, as well as the specified use of stones for deep tissue work. Tools and equipment are discussed in detail to instill confidence in its use, safety and sanitary procedures.
Lecture: 1 hour -Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MASS 1261, BIO 2232          Lab fee: $40.00

MASS 2282 Trigger Point Therapy (SU)

4 credits
Course includes physiology of trigger point therapy and treatment modalities, including fascial release, stretch and spray, post-isometric muscle release, and advanced Swedish techniques.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: MASS 1261, BIO 2232          Lab fee: $40.00

MASS 2284 Sports Massage (SU)

2 credits
This course is an exploration of the various aspects of sports massage. It will include Event Sports Massage, including pre-event, post-event and inter-competition. Clinical sports massage including assessment and treatment of common sports related injuries by use of a variety of techniques is also discussed. Techniques may include but are not limited to Swedish massage, specific sports massage techniques, hydrotherapy, stretching, trigger points, and myofascial release.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MASS 1261, BIO 2232          Lab fee: $40.00

MASS 2285 Aromatherapy Basics for Massage Therapy (SU)

2 credits
This course is designed for the massage therapist/massage student who has an interest in aromatherapy in combination with massage.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MASS 1261, BIO 2232          Lab fee: $40.00

MASS 2286 Spa Services for Massage Therapy (SU)

2 credits
This course is designed to familiarize the massage therapist with treatments offered in a spa setting. Wet-room techniques and equipment are discussed, but the focus is on the delivery of spa treatments in a dry-room setting, allowing the student to use spa treatments in a variety of settings (i.e., private practice or day spa) without the need for expensive wet-room equipment.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MASS 1261, BIO 2232          Lab fee: $40.00

MASS 2296 Massage Therapy Board Review (SU)

2 credits
This course provides an overview of the Basic Sciences and Limited Branch sections of the Massage Therapy Program. The course is designed to assist in a massage student’s preparation for the State of Ohio Medical Board licensure exam for Massage Therapy.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: MASS 2891

MASS 2298 Special Topics: Massage Therapy (On Demand)

2 credits
This course brings together concepts discussed in previous program courses. Topics of discussion will revolve around massage therapy techniques other than Swedish massage. Also covered will be the development and modification of institutional programming based on individual and group needs.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MASS 1261, BIO 2232          Lab fee: $40.00

MASS 2891 Massage Clinical (SP)

4 credits
This course provides the student with clinical practice of massage therapy. The student will learn new techniques and be exposed to various massage modalities with specific applications for clinical situations. The student will have the opportunity to hone his/her clinical skills with the experience gained in the student clinic.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: MASS 1261, BIO 2232          Lab fee: $75.00