Lansdale School of Business - National Academy of Massage Therapy Division
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Course Descriptions - Massage Therapy Diploma Program

 

MTH 101 MASSAGE THERAPY THEORY AND TECHNIQUE
The student is introduced to beginning and intermediate concepts in Massage Therapy and their practical application as well as indications and contraindications for massage. Students will have a chance to both give and receive massage in order to master the techniques taught.

MTH 102 SUPERVISED LAB
Students are given the opportunity to practice techniques they have learned in Massage Therapy: Theory and Technique class. Emphasis is places strictly on practice and students should expect to both give and receive massage during this class.

MTH 103 INTRODUCTION TO SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FOR MASSAGE
Students are introduced to the basics of small business management and identify the necessary steps in establishing a Massage Therapy Practice and résumé development.

MTH 104 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC AROMATHERAPY
In Basic Aromatherapy, students will explore the properties of ten basic essential oils and their application during aromatherapy treatment.

MTH 105 INTRODUCTION TO REFLEXOLOGY, SHIATSU & EASTERN TECHNIQUES
Students explore foot anatomy, zone therapy, and the concept of reflex points and to the concepts and application or Oriental Massage Techniques that utilize the Eastern philosophies of Yin/Yang and the Five Elements.

MTH 106 INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MASSAGE BASICS, CPR/FIRST AID & HIV AWARENESS
Students will learn sports massage techniques which will enhance an athlete’s performance, prevent trauma, and promote recovery time. In First Aid & CPR/HIV Training awareness provides an overview of emergency treatment of injuries and/or sudden illness in a variety of situations.

MTH 107 CORRECTIVE MUSCLE THERAPY
The student is introduced to more advanced concepts in corrective muscle therapy techniques. Classes consist of theory lecture, demonstration, and paired practice.

MTH 108 ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, KINESIOLOGY& PATHOLOGY FOR MASSAGE
Students are given a thorough and comprehensive study of all of the body systems including the origins and insertions and actions of muscles in the body.

MTH 109 INTRODUCTION TO MASSAGE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
In Massage for Special Populations, the student is introduced to intermediate concepts in Massage Therapy and their practical application.

MTH 200 CLINICAL ROTATIONS FOR MASSAGE

Clinical Rotations are completed in the Student Clinic at the student’s convenience over a three month period of time in the final months of the student’s massage training.

See next page for elective classes. Students must complete 1 elective class.

Next Page: Electives

 

 
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