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HSC 161 MASSAGE THERAPIST PRACTICUM II

HSC 161 – Massage Therapist Practicum II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name: HSC 161 Massage Therapist Practicum II

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

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in HSC 151 andHSC 152

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

Course Description: During the semester, the student works in the student clinic atEssexCountyCollege applying basic skills, while incorporating advanced techniques learned throughout the program: Swedish, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point, Reflexology, and Sports.  As a carry-over from theHSC 160 experience, students will have the opportunity to work with members of the College community, the surrounding community, and credit will be given for independent supervised work within the students own community.  The students and instructor meet as needed to discuss the experience and remedy any difficulties encountered.  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. apply basic Swedish massage techniques in a clinical setting; and
  2. apply advanced Swedish massage techniques in a clinical setting.