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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

MAS 110 Massage Structure and Functions I

This course examines the anatomy and physiology of cells and tissues that underlie the normal functioning of the human body. Content includes an introduction to the principal bones and muscles, as well as their structure and functions at both a cellular and tissue level. Anatomic or physiological principles as related to practical application in therapeutic massage will be covered. Course also covers basic principles of pathology and the major pathological conditions likely to be encountered in massage therapy.

Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 112

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    2.00

MAS 112 Kinesiology and Palpation I

Course examines the skeletal and muscular systems that underlie the normal functioning of the body. Content includes a study of the structure of each major joint of the body and how the surrounding musculature affects the support and function of those joints. Principles of kinesiology are geared toward practical applications in the field of massage therapy, including major pathological conditions likely to be encountered.

Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 110

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    2.00

MAS 114 Massage: Communication & Business I

This course introduces students to interpersonal communication theories, and concepts of professional boundaries and ethical touch. This course also introduces students to business and legal practices of the massage therapy industry. Topics include tax information, licensing, liability insurance, and professionalism.

Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 112

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    3.00

MAS 116 Clinical Skills and Special Populations

This course introduces the students to the basic aspects of the procedural process of assessing, treatment planning and documenting in a massage clinic. Case-based applications and case discussions are utilized during the course to enhance the student's critical thinking skills. This course examines basic massage techniques and procedures when working with special populations including, but not limited to, geriatric, pregnant, cancer, and HIV clients. Students will learn basic chair massage skills and will practice and demonstrate massage techniques.

Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 114

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    3.00

MAS 119 Introduction to Massage Therapy

This course is required to be accepted into the Massage Therapy Program. It offers students an introduction to therapeutic massage principles, theory, and techniques. Topics of discussion will include history, ethics, business, basic anatomical terminology and body mechanics. Students will learn basic Swedish massage techniques. Completion with a grade of "C" or better is required prior to admission to the Massage Therapy Program.
Note: Must be 18 years of age to enroll.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    1.00

MAS 131 Massage Therapy I: Swedish

This course involves hands-on learning of basic Swedish massage techniques and strokes, including effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement, vibration, and joint movements. Content includes body mechanics, draping techniques, client intake, contraindications, and listening skills.

Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 116

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    2.00

MAS 132 Massage Therapy II: Integrative

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of three massage modalities; Craniosacral Therapy, Foot Reflexology, and Polarity Therapy. The concept of the "Fascial Web" is also introduced.

Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 131

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    2.00

MAS 210 Massage Structure and Functions II

This course examines the anatomy and physiology of tissues and organs that underlie the normal functioning of the body. Content focuses on the anatomical and physiological principles as related to therapeutic massage. This course also examines the impact of massage therapy on the normal functioning of body systems as well as principles of pathology and the major pathological conditions likely to be encountered in massage therapy.

Prerequisite: MAS 110, MAS 112, MAS 114, MAS 116, MAS 131, and MAS 132 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 212

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    2.00

MAS 212 Kinesiology and Palpation II

This course continues an examination of the skeletal and muscular systems that underlie the normal functioning of the body. Content includes an introduction to the complexities of movement, and the directional terminology associated with that movement. Students build upon their knowledge of the skeletal system and the core muscles for movement and stability.

Prerequisite: MAS 110, MAS 112, MAS 114, MAS 116, MAS 131, and MAS 132 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 210

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    2.00

MAS 214 Massage: Communication and Business II

This course covers more advanced communication techniques for managing the client-massage therapist relationship. Topics include effective listening, verbal and non-verbal communication, and professional boundaries. Comprehensive examination of professional ethics, and legal and regulatory considerations for a massage therapy business will also be covered.

Prerequisite: MAS 110, MAS 112, MAS 114, MAS 116, MAS 131, and MAS 132 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 212

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    3.00

MAS 233 Massage Therapy III: Rehabilitative

This course combines two therapeutic modalities - Neuromuscular Therapy and Sports Massage Therapy. Content includes both functional assessment and corrective concepts.

Prerequisite: MAS 110, MAS 112, MAS 114, MAS 116, MAS 131, and MAS 132 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 214

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    2.00

MAS 234 Massage Therapy IV: Advanced Techniques

This course involves hands-on learning of the fascial system and fascial web. Content includes therapeutic massage techniques and strokes, with an understanding of the connective tissue which supports the body. This course also serves as an introduction to Eastern healing theories emphasizing the practical application and function of Shiatsu and exploration of the twelve channels. This course blends didactic lecture with hands-on practice.

Prerequisite: MAS 110, MAS 112, MAS 114, MAS 116, MAS 131, and MAS 132 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 233

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    2.00

MAS 235 Therapeutic Massage Clinic

In this course students perform full-body therapeutic massage sessions and 20 minute chair massage sessions on members of the community and the College. Students apply principles, techniques, and procedures to assess and treat clients in a professional massage setting. Students will serve as both the therapist and office assistant. Students will demonstrate client/therapist communication skills, apply both basic and advanced massage techniques, use proper safety and sanitation practices, practice proper draping skills and body mechanics, and record each session with proper documentation.

Prerequisite: MAS 110, MAS 112, MAS 114, MAS 116, MAS 131, and MAS 132 (all C or better) Corequisite: MAS 234

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    MAS
  • Units:
    1.00


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