This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of orthopedic assessment applicable to a Massage Therapist. Students will learn detailed information about biomechanics and injury assessment, as well as a discussion of the HOPS (History, Observation, Palpation, and Special tests) system of assessment commonly used in orthopedics and sports medicine. Performing these tests and evaluations will assist students to develop an appropriate and effective treatment plan.
This course gives the students a foundation in the principles of good reasoning, with instruction in logical analysis of argument and the application of critical thinking in ordinary situations.Assignments will assist students in practicing and enhancing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
This course provides a topic-based approach to various concepts in historical and contemporary philosophy. Instead of learning the history of philosophy and focusing on major figures, students will examine and discuss a variety of topics through the lens of both Eastern and Western philosophy, in order to gain an understanding of how humans in all times and places have developed different approaches to complex philosophical, ethical, moral and spiritual issues.
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of public speaking, including understanding the audience, researching and delivering a speech. Students will gain skills and confidence by speaking for the classroom audience, and will create and use visual aids. Oral and written assignments will cultivate critical reasoning, analytical, and argumentative skills.