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Course Description

GEC 601 Business &Ethics (Theory 3Units/30Hours)
This course introduces students to a wide range of important moral and social problems that philosophers have found especially interesting. The instruction will be emphasized in these ways: exploration of all the positions which can be taken on these issues, and evaluation of the arguments which can be given for those positions. Topics covered in this course include general moral theories, abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, warfare, gender and sexuality issues, political and economic issues, and the moral status of the natural world.

MMTM 101 Fundamental of Medical Massage Therapy (Theory 3Units/30Hours)
This course introduces students to the language of medicine. Through the knowledge of medical terms, the students can make use of proper terminology within a working medical environment. Students will learn the history of massage, the development of massage in the United States, and the various massage techniques. The different types of contraindication will be discussed.

MMTM 102 Healthcare & Hygiene (Theory 3Units/30Hours)
This is an introduction to the concepts, terminology, and methodology of industrial hygiene. Students who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in industrial hygiene, complete an occupational health certificate, or those who need a basic understanding of industrial hygiene for other health fields can benefit from this course. Students will also learn the guidelines and regulations provided by HIPPA and OSHA.

MMTM 103 Healthcare Management & Contraindications (Theory 3Units/30Hours)
This course contains advertising, marketing, and the different strategies of business promotion. Students will learn basic marketing skills and strategies along with the policies and procedures recognized by the NCBTMB and CAMTC. The students will learn how to develop a business plan and identify the opportunities in hospital settings and as healthcare providers. Another objective of this course is the different types of contraindication. The students will learn the indications and contraindications for massage.

MMTM 201 Musculoskeletal Systemic of Anatomy & Physiology (Theory 4Units/40Hours)
This course provides students with an overall understanding of the musculoskeletal system. It is an introduction to joints, muscle tissue, connective tissue, nervous innervations and other features of the musculoskeletal system. The students will obtain an extensive knowledge of the medical terminology.

MMTM 202 Internal Systemic of Anatomy & Physiology (Theory 3Units/30Hours)

This course contains a more in-depth understanding of the musculoskeletal system. Students will explore the functions of organs and organ systems, associated joint structures and muscular attachments. Students will gain hands-on experience on how to locate, palpate, and define the various muscles and anatomical landmarks.

MMTM 203 Hand & Foot of Reflexology (Theory 2Units/20Hours, Practical 2Units/40Hours)
This is an introduction of basic history, theory, and practice of reflexology. Students will learn about the history of massage therapy and the various methods and types of massages. The students will also practice techniques that help relax, improve circulation, and promote a state of well-being in their clients. This course is designed to help students to perform a full reflexology session with the correct tools and techniques.

MMTM 204 Pathophysiology 1 (Theory 3Units/30Hours)
This course is designed to introduce the students to the basic concepts in pathophysiological processes. The students will gain an overall understanding of the process of diseases and the effects on the body’s functions. The common disorders of each organ system and the indications and contraindications for massage will be discussed.

MMTM 205 Pathophysiology 2 (Theory 3Units/30Hours)
This course helps students have a detailed understanding of pathophysiology. The effects of stress on psychoneuroimmunological responses are examined thoroughly. Alterations in cutaneous and soft tissue are studied based on the viewpoint of the massage therapist.

MMTM 301 Swedish Massage 1 (Theory 2Units/20Hours, Practical 2Units/40Hours)
This course is made to acquaint the beginners with the scope and nature of Massage Therapy. It is designed to assist the students to acquire a conceptual framework for practice based on a critical thinking model. Theory is practiced in concurrent laboratory settings. The students will practice each of the manipulations. The therapeutic effects of massage will be examined.

MMTM 302 Swedish Massage 2 (Theory 2Units/20Hours, Practical 2Units/40Hours)
This course continues the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for practice. The students will apply previously learned massage techniques to situations where adaptations are necessary due to time, positioning or client presentation. Facial assessment and stretching will be introduced as well as Remedial Exercise and Kinesiology. This course specifically focuses on the analysis of orthopedic testing and the application of treatment of pathophysiological process of the musculoskeletal system studied concurrently.

MMTM 303 Introduction to Kinesiology (Theory 2Units/20Hours, Practical 2Units/40Hours)
Through this course, basic concepts from kinesiology will be explored with emphasis on the understanding of efficient movement. By use of a critical thinking approach, students will assess wide range of motion and muscle strength and isolate those areas that are in need of mediation. This introductory course is designed to acquaint the students with the theory and assessment necessary to prescribe remedial exercises. Stretching, resistance, balance, and core stabilization principles are described and practiced as well as theoretical and practical instruction on performing joint mobilizations. Indications and contraindications for these types of exercises are discussed.

MMTM 304 Introduction to Acupressure (Theory 2Units/20Hours, Clinical 2Units/40Hours)

This course is an introduction to the history, theory, and principles of the practice of acupressure. Students will learn the basic concepts of acupuncture points and locations. The applications of acupressure therapy, and the contraindications will be discussed. The therapeutic effects of acupressure will be examined.

MMTM 401 Microbiology (3Units/30Hours)
In this course, the student will learn about classification and identification characteristics of the different micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites). Emphasis will be on microbial disease mechanisms and their clinical manifestations. The student will also be able to describe the infectious processes that require emergent care. The functions of the immune system and selected immunological disorders will be discussed.

MMTM 402 Complementary Therapy (3Unist/30Hours)
This course will introduce the student to the study of complementary and alternative therapies (CAM). The purpose of this course is to help you understand the nature and practice of various alternative therapies, analyze research available to demonstrate the effectiveness of these therapies, and to identify the trends and issues related to the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. After completing this course, you should be able to evaluate the risks and benefits of using particular CAM therapies. The student will examine the principles, practices, and outcomes of select alternative healing and complementary therapies. The influences of diverse cultural groups, from both the West and East, are examined in relationship to healing practices.

MMTM 403 Muscle Testing and Therapy( Theorly 2Units/20Hours, Clinical 1Units/20Hours)
This course will train massage therapists to test muscle strength in many of the most common problem causing trunk and extremity muscles. Massage therapists will also be trained to recognize muscle spasticity through muscle testing as well as posture and movement observation. Massage therapists will also learn to recognize the more common entrapment syndromes. The massage therapist will further trained to correct the above problems using massage therapy techniques and methods. This laboratory and lecture course focuses on soft tissue procedures which are complementary to the massage therapy. Emphasis in lab is placed on skills development and application of assessment and treatment procedures. The lecture series focuses on the history and scientific basis for the soft tissue technique that are taught.

MMTM 404 Physical Examination(Theorly 2Units/20Hours, Clinical 1Units/20Hours)
This is a clinical skills course with the main emphasis on examination of the human body. Physical Diagnosis is the most fundamental of diagnostic techniques. After an introduction to diagnosis and clinical history taking, the course covers the basic principles and procedures used in physical examination, including inspection, palpation, percussion and instrumentation of the various body systems. The student will learn to select examination procedures that correlate with the patient’s history, perform those procedures, use appropriate physical examination techniques, and integrate the findings with the patient’s historical data. This course introduces the student to the etiology, pathogenesis, and morphological changes of diseases of the neuromusculoskeletal system.

MMTM 405 Pregnancy and Infant Massage (Theorly 2Units/20Hours, Clinical 2Units/40Hours)
This course examines pregnancy from conception to birth, and how massage therapist can be a tremendous benefit for both the mother and her unborn baby. This course continues the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for practice. The student will apply massage techniques previously learned to situations where adaptations are necessary due to time, positioning or client presentation. Theory of normal growth and development will be introduced and specific adaptations will be examined as applied to selected life stages.

MMTM 406 Therapeutic Exercise (Theorly 2Units/20Hours, Clinical 2Units/40Hours)
This course is a study of basic theories and therapeutic application of exercise. Emphasis is given to the principles of therapeutic exercise and in the appropriate use of related equipment. Students will apply basic neuroanatomy and theoretical concepts related to therapeutic exercise and identify treatment interventions and special tests associated with specific orthopedic conditions.