Massage Therapy (MSSG)

MSSG 1105  Hydrotherapy  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course is a study of the use of accepted hydrotherapy and holistic healthcare modalities of external application of temperature for its reflexive effect. Prerequisites or

Co-requisite(s): Courses taken in level sequence order or department chair approval, 32 contact hours
Course Type: Technical

MSSG 1109  Health and Hygiene  1 Credit   (1 Lec, 1 Lab)  

The study of safety and sanitation practices including universal precautions. The importance of proper body mechanics, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, maintaining the massage environment, and the advantage of therapeutic relationships is also included. Prerequisites or

Co-requisite(s): Courses taken in level sequence order or department chair approval 32 contact hours
Course Type: Technical

MSSG 1411  Massage Therapy Fundamentals I  4 Credits   (2 Lec, 6 Lab)  

This course is an introduction to the theory and the application of skills necessary to perform basic massage skills. Prerequisites or

Co-requisite(s): Courses taken in level sequence order or department chair approval, 128 contact hours
Course Type: Technical

MSSG 1413  Anatomy and Physiology for Massage  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course offers an in-depth coverage of the structure and function of the human body. It includes cell structure and function, tissues, body organization, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous, and endocrine systems, and emphasizes homeostasis/wellness care. Prerequisites or

Co-requisite(s): Courses taken in level sequence order or department chair approval, 80 contact hours
Course Type: Technical

MSSG 2186  Internship-Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 5 Lab)  

This is a work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the College and the employer.

Course Type: Technical

MSSG 2311  Massage Therapy Fundamentals II  3 Credits   (1 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course is a continuation of Massage Therapy Fundamentals I, emphasizing specialized techniques and assessment of client needs to identify a specific plan of care. It completes the requirements for Massage Techniques for Licensure. Prerequisites or

Co-requisite(s): Courses taken in level sequence order or department chair approval, 80 contact hours
Course Type: Technical

MSSG 2313  Kinesiology for Massage  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course focuses on applied study of human kinesiology. Muscle movements and dysfunctions will be discussed and palpated. It includes theory and practice of functional muscle testing. Prerequisites or

Co-requisite(s): Courses take in level sequence order or department chair approval, 64 contact hours
Course Type: Technical

MSSG 2314  Pathology for Massage  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course covers general discussion of pathologies as they relate to massage therapy. Includes universal precautions and their management in professional practice. It also covers etiology, signs, symptoms, and the physiological and psychological reactions to disease and injury. Prerequisites or

Co-requisite(s): Courses taken in level sequence order or department chair approval, 48 contact hours
Course Type: Technical

MSSG 2413  Kinesiology for Massage  4 Credits   (4 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course focuses on applied study of human kinesiology. Muscle movements and dysfunctions will be discussed and palpated. It includes theory and practice of functional muscle testing. Prerequisites or

Co-requisite(s): Courses take in level sequence order or department chair approval, 64 contact hours
Course Type: Technical