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Massage Therapy (MSG)

MSG 100  (4 credit hours)  
Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology I  

Provides extensive knowledge of the essential sciences with a focus on the musculoskeletal system that includes terminology, muscle tissue, basic biomechanics, and pathology. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours).

Co-requisite: MSG 125 or MSG 126 and 127.
Pre- or co-requisite: AHS 115.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MSG 110  (4 credit hours)  
Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology II  

Provides a deeper understanding of body functions and effects of massage. Acquire skills for locating/palpating structures of the musculoskeletal system. Identifies muscle origins, insertions, innervations, and actions. Describes muscular interactions and biomechanics at major joint articulations of the upper and lower extremities. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MSG 100 and MSG 125 or MSG 126 and 127.
Co-requisite: MSG 135 or MSG 136 and 137.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MSG 117  (4 credit hours)  
Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology I  

Introduces the skeletal system and major joint articulations. Integrates the skeletal system with the muscular system, beginning with basic terminology and advancing to the fundamental connection with muscle and neuromuscular tissue. Lecture/Lab: 4.0 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: AHS 115 or CLA 131 or MIT 103.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MSG 119  (4 credit hours)  
Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology II  

Details muscular interactions at major joint articulations including biomechanical concepts. Expands students' abilities to locate and affect muscles, joints, and innervations of the upper and lower extremities. 0 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MSG 119 Lecture: 4.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MSG 125  (3 credit hours)  
Medical Massage Techniques I with Lab  

Discusses the history and benefits of massage therapy. Applies the knowledge of environmental considerations and equipment necessary to provide treatment, hygiene and safety, and legal requirements of therapeutic massage. Provides students with beginning hands-on training by mastering the fundamental skills of positioning and draping while demonstrating self-care and proper body mechanics. Analysis of the theory and technique of relaxation massage and seated massage routine (chair massage) will be covered. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours). Lab: 2 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: MSG 100.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
MSG 126  (1 credit hours)  
Medical Massage Techniques I  

Discusses the history and benefits of massage therapy. Applies the knowledge of environmental considerations and equipment necessary to provide treatment, hygiene and safety, and legal requirements of therapeutic massage. Acquire fundamental skills of positioning and draping, self-care, and proper body mechanics. Introduces the theory and technique of relaxation massage and seated massage routine (chair massage). Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Co-requisite: MSG 127.
Pre- or co-requisite: MSG 100.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MSG 127  (2 credit hours)  
Medical Massage Lab I  

Applies the knowledge of environmental considerations and equipment necessary to provide treatment, hygiene and safety, and legal requirements of therapeutic massage. Demonstrates hands-on training by mastering the fundamental skills of positioning and draping while demonstrating self-care and proper body mechanics. Performs techniques of relaxation massage and performs the seated massage routine (chair massage). Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Co-requisite: MSG 126.
Pre- or co-requisite: MSG 100.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MSG 135  (3 credit hours)  
Medical Massage Techniques II with Lab  

Provides an opportunity to improve skills in assessment, medical terminology, record keeping, documentation, and pre-employment fundamentals. Expands knowledge of massage techniques to include myofascial and deep tissue. Provides specific palpation techniques to include major joint articulations, bony landmarks, and muscles origin insertion and actions. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact); Lab: 2 credits (60 contact).

Co-requisite: MSG 110.
Pre- or co-requisite: MSG 100, MSG 110, MSG 125 or MSG 126 and MSG 127.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
MSG 136  (1 credit hours)  
Medical Massage Techniques II  

Provides extensive knowledge on assessment techniques, medical terminology, record keeping, and documentation necessary to provide wellness and healthcare massage. Expands knowledge of massage techniques to include myofascial and deep tissue. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Co-requisite: MSG 137.
Pre- or co-requisite: MSG 100, MSG 125 or MSG 126 and MSG 127.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MSG 137  (2 credit hours)  
Medical Massage Lab II  

Applies the knowledge of environmental considerations and equipment necessary to provide treatment, hygiene and safety, and legal requirements of therapeutic massage. Provides hands-on training by mastering the fundamental skills of positioning and draping while demonstrating self-care and proper body mechanics. Preforms techniques of relaxation massage and performs the seated massage routine (chair massage). Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Co-requisite: MSG 126.
Pre- or co-requisite: MSG 100.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MSG 205  (3 credit hours)  
Advanced Clinical Massage I  

Prepares the student in the knowledge and skills of advanced massage techniques and integrating them in a medical atmosphere. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours). Laboratory: 2.0 credits (60 contact hours).

Co-requisite: MSG110.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
MSG 210  (3 credit hours)  
Advanced Clinical Massage II  

Prepares students to integrate their massage practice into a clinical setting of rehabilitation of orthopedic conditions and injuries. Includes patient assessment, advanced orthopedics, and rehabilitative and preventative massage techniques. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours). Laboratory: 2.0 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MSG205.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
MSG 215  (2 credit hours)  
Massage Therapy Student Clinic  

Applies principles and techniques by providing students with experience through a student massage clinic. Lab: 2.0 credits (90 contacts hours).

Co-requisite: MSG 210.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MSG 220  (3 credit hours)  
Massage Therapy Pathology  

Discusses common pathologies encountered in the field of massage therapy. Reviews pathologies directly linked to the biological systems of the body. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MSG 125 or MSG 126 and MSG 127; and MSG 135 or MSG 136 and MSG 137.
Pre- or co-requisite: MSG 100 and MSG 110.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MSG 232  (3 credit hours)  
Advanced Clinical Massage I  

Prepares the student to integrate the knowledge and skills of advanced massage techniques into a clinical setting. Lecture/Lab: 3.0 credits (105 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MSG 134.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MSG 234  (3 credit hours)  
Advanced Clinical Massage II  

Prepares students to integrate their massage practice into a clinical setting, including the rehabilitation of orthopedic conditions and injuries. Expands the students' involvement in patient assessment, advanced orthopedics, and the use of rehabilitative and preventative massage techniques. Lecture/Lab: 3.0 credits (105 contact hours).

Pre- or co-requisite: MSG 232.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MSG 286  (3 credit hours)  
Massage Therapy Student Clinic  

Enhances the student's experiences in the operation of a Massage Therapy business by their active participation in all aspects of a student-run business, including marketing, managing schedules and resources, and performing Massage services. Lecture/Lab: 3.0 credits (135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MSG 134.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture