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HSC 160 MASSAGE THERAPIST PRACTICUM I

HSC 160 – Massage Therapist Practicum I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name: HSC 160 Massage Therapist Practicum I

Credit Hours:  2.0             Contact Hours:  2.0          Lecture:  2.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in HSC 151

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  HSC 152 &BIO 121/122

Course Description: During the semester, the student will work in the student clinic at Essex County College applying basic skills in hands-on work with members of the College community.  The students and instructor meet as needed to discuss the experience and remedy any difficulties encountered.  The instructor will be present during all clinic sessions for supervision and further instruction in techniques.  Students will be randomly evaluated by the instructor and may receive evaluations from the clients who receive their services.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate proper greeting and intake process; and
  2. apply massage techniques to clients in a clinical setting.