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Massage Therapy Courses

Massage Therapy Courses

Help People Feel Better By Reducing Stress and Tension. Learn hands-on massage therapy techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body, as well as many other benefits.

Students will prepare for the future through 45 credit hours of academic work including:

Major: Massage Therapy

Certificate: Massage Therapy
Credit Hours: 45
Contact Hours: 750
Time:9 months

Objective:
Graduates will have developed massage therapy skills through hands on applications in and out of the classroom and lab setting. Graduates will complete the program with the necessary skills to perform Swedish, Therapeutic, and Deep Tissue Massage Therapy, Massage techniques for specific injuries, detailed client assessments, session documentation, and treatment planning. Graduates will gain knowledge about the various work options Massage Therapists have in the Industry including working as an employee or in an Independent practice, and how to market themselves and their practice. Graduates will have knowledge and practice to prepare them to sit for their Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEX) which is necessary for obtaining their Massage Therapy license in the State of Colorado. Graduates will also have enough contact hours to register to be Certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Course Number Course Name   Contact Hours
MT-105 Swedish Massage Techniques & Ethics   120
MT-115 Kinesiology   120
MT-125 Anatomy & Physiology   60
MT-135 Pathology & Advanced Treatment Charting   60
MT-150 Specialized Massage Therapy   120
MT-155 Therapeutic Deep Tissue Techniques   120
MT-180 Clinical Massage & Marketing   150
  TOTAL CONTACT HOURS   750

MT-105 SWEDISH MASSAGE TECHNIQUES & ETHICS

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

This course will cover the history of massage, fundamental massage techniques including effleurage, petrissage, elongation stokes, draining, cross fiber friction, and seated chair massage. Proper body mechanics and self-care techniques, massage equipment, sanitation, hygiene, and safety will also be covered. Client assessment, treatment planning and documentation is covered along with professional communication and ethics. Students will begin preparations for the massage licensing exam that is required to practice Massage Therapy in most states.

MT-115 Kinesiology Automotive Service Practices

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

This course will teach students basic kinesiology terminology, an overview of the skeletal system, an overview of how the muscular system works, how to properly palpate, and how to use bony palpation as landmarks for finding muscles. The muscular system will be covered in depth; students will learn the attachments, actions, nerve inn Students should develop their palpation skills and be able to properly identify bones, bony landmarks, muscles and their origin and insertions. Students will utilize basic elongation strokes to begin in their understanding of how to properly apply massage techniques to the muscles from attachment to attachment. Students will begin preparations for the massage licensing exam that is required to practice Massage Therapy in most states.

MT-125 Anatomy and Physiology

Credit Hours: 4.0
Prerequisite(s): None

This course introduces students to the systems of the body including the integumentary system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the reproductive system, the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the nervous system, and the digestive system. The skeletal system and their joints as well as the muscular system and their actions will be covered as well. Students should develop assessment skills focusing on body posture and gait. Students will begin preparations for the massage licensing exam that is required to practice Massage Therapy in most states.

MT-135 Pathology and Advanced Treatment Charting

Credit Hours: 4.0
Prerequisite(s): None

This course introduces students to various pathologies associated with Massage Therapy. Students should be able to successfully identify various pathologies through observation and intake procedures, as well as determine if the pathology is indicated or contraindicated for massage. Advanced client intake focusing on pathology screening and SOAP charting for insurance claims will also be covered during this course. BLS CPR and Heartsaver First Aid will be offered. Students will begin preparations for the licensing exam that is required to practice massage in most states.

MT-150 Specialized Massage Therapy

Credit Hours: 7.0
Prerequisite(s): MT-105, MT-115, MT-125, MT-135

This course will cover an introduction to Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Hydrotherapy, and Spa Services which will include salt glow, body polish, mud wrap, seaweed wrap and hot stone massage. Therapeutic services such as intense back treatment and intense scalp treatment, as well as add-on services that include cellulite treatment, cold stone face massage and hot towel treatment will be covered. Massage for special populations will be covered with an introduction to sports massage, prenatal massage, and massage for older adults. Students will also gain knowledge and experience in up selling and marketing specialty massage services. Students will continue preparations for the licensing exam that is required to practice massage in most states.

MT-155 Therapeutic Deep Tissue Techniques

Credit Hours: 7.0
Prerequisite(s): MT-105, MT-115, MT-125, MT-135

This course will cover advanced massage techniques including assessment, treatment planning, and documentation, myofascial release, connective tissue release, deep tissue massage, proprioception and neuromuscular approaches including trigger point therapy. Musculoskeletal injury and massage and massage for chronic pain conditions will be covered. Students will continue preparations for the licensing exam that is required to practice massage in most states.

MT-180 Clinical Massage and Marketing

Credit Hours: 8.0
Prerequisite(s): MT-105, MT-115, MT-125, MT-135, MT-150, MT-155

Marketing, advertising, business design, client interactions, promotional development, portfolio design, interview preparation, career planning, and communication will all be covered. Outside clientele will be seen in the clinic and students are responsible for booking appointments, conducting client intake, providing services, record keeping office duties, goal setting and business tasks. Students will finalize preparations for the licensing exam that is required to practice Massage Therapy in most states.