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Massage Therapy (MSG)

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

Provides extensive knowledge of the skeletal system and major joint articulations and an introduction to the muscular system of the human body from beginning terminology through the study of muscle tissue and neuromuscular fundamentals. Pre-requisite Or Co-requisite: MSG 125. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours).

Co-requisite: (CLA131 or OST103 or AHS115). MSG 125.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
MSG 110  (4 credit hours)  
Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology II  

Details muscular interactions at major joint articulations including biomechanical concepts and muscles, joints, and innervations of the upper and lower extremities. Pre-requisite Or Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: MSG 125.
Co-requisite: MSG135.
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)  
Massage Techniques I  

Introduces theory and technique of Swedish massage, including the history and benefits of massage, scope of practice, and performance of a one-hour full body systemic Swedish massage. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours). Lab: 2.0 credits (60 contact hours).

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.
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.
Components: LAB: Laboratory
MSG 135  (3 credit hours)  
Massage Techniques II  

Provides extensive knowledge of the skeletal system and major joint articulations and an introduction to the muscular system of the human body from beginning terminology through the study of muscle tissue and neuromuscular fundamentals. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact); Lab: 2.0 credits (60 contact).

Pre-requisite: MSG 100 and MSG 125.
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.
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.
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  

Prepares students to recognize and know common pathologies that they may encounter as a massage therapist. Covers pathologies directly linked to the biological systems of the body. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

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
MSG 287  (1-6 credit hours)  
Massage Therapy Practicum and Special Topics: (Topics)  

This course addresses various massage therapy topics, issues, and trends. It also allows students to practice techniques already acquired, and to demonstrate mastery of new ones covered in the topics portion. Topics may vary from semester to semester at the discretion of the instructors: course may be repeated with different topics to a maximum of six credit hours. Practicum: 1-6 credits (60-360 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Massage Therapy Certificate.
Attributes: Technical
Components: PCM: Practicum