Massage Therapy School Course Descriptions

Swedish & Medical Massage

SMM-110

This course will cover the theory of massage, classical techniques and strokes, professionalism in treatment, and indications and contraindications of massage treatment. Clinical assessment techniques, postural analysis, as well as exercise and stretch techniques will be taught. These techniques will assist students in developing a strong background in the healing applications of Massage Therapy. Our Instructors will supervise clinical practicum. In addition, an introduction to various massage therapy modalities will be presented.
 

Practice Management

PMT-110

This course will introduce the students to marketing concepts and strategies. Students will learn effective public speaking and begin to develop a networking and business plan.
 

Anatomy & Physiology

ANP-110

This course provides a general study of the human body's normal structure and function. Emphasis is placed on the complex nature of the body, the interrelationship of the organs, and the body's ability to adapt to the environment. Particular emphasis will be placed on the specific needs of the Massage Therapist.
 

Pathology

PAT-110

The class will provide the student with information about mechanisms of disease and the pathological process that occurs within each system of the human body. The following subjects will be covered: genetic disorders, neoplasms, infections, trauma, immune disorders, mental and emotional disorders, respiratory disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, and medical terminology.
 

Medical Errors

MER-110

This class discusses one of the most prevalent and relevant issues of our time, i.e., the prevention of medical errors. The majority of the time, the implementation of simple precautions can prevent most errors. This requires looking at the every day routines, materials, environments, individuals (including patients) and groups with a fresh eye. It will include basic medical error.
 

HIV/ AIDS

HIV-110

Per Florida State guidelines, this course provides an overview of current information on the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), including epidemiology, clinical manifestations, treatment, prevention, legal/ethical issues, and the importance of behavior and attitude changes for the caregiver.
 

Hydrotherapy

HYT-110

This course will teach the fundamentals of hydrotherapy. The class will enable the student to understand the different therapeutic approaches used in hydrotherapy.
 

Ethics

ETH-110

This course teaches the standard medical ethic principles and the strategies for ethical decision making in a clinic setting.
 

Shiatsu 1 & Qi Kung

SH1-110

This course will teach a thorough and effective treatment of the Back and upper extremity based on the Hoshino system of Shiatsu. Point location and palpation will be stressed as well as correct body movement and proper hand/thumb technique. This course helps the student visualize and actually feel the flow of "Qi" in the channels. Qi Kung and Qi enhancing exercises will also be taught.
 

Musculoskeletal Anatomy

MUS-110

This course will teach the fundamentals of musculoskeletal anatomy. The class will enable the student to understand the different parts of the body, their relationship to each other, and the action of the muscles and bones.
 

Shiatsu 2 & Qi Kung

SH2-110

This course will teach a thorough and effective treatment of the back and lower extremity based on the Hoshino system of Shiatsu. Point location and palpation will be stressed as well as correct body movement and proper hand/thumb technique. Students will learn Yin Yang Theory, Eight Principles and four Examinations, Cause of Disease, and a Survey of the channels. This course will enable students to understand the major concepts of Oriental Medicine and perform a comprehensive patient interview.
 

State Law

STL-110

This course will teach Florida state regulations, licensing procedures, renewal requirements, and scope of practice limitations.
 

Massage Comprehensive Review

MCR-110

The course consists of four Tuesday classes. The course reviews the information required to take and pass AMC's comprehensive Exam as well as the National Board Exam for Massage Therapy. Students will review all academic coursework given in the program and will be required to take and pass the Massage Therapy Comprehensive Exam 9 days from their last Review class on a Thursday in the library. (Prerequisites: Successful completion of all course work in Massage Therapy Program.)
 

Massage Clinical Practice

MCP-110

Massage clinic is designed to build student skills, confidence, and comfort level one step at a time. Clinic provides students with the opportunity to practice the various techniques they have studied.