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MT - Massage Therapy

MT100 (3 credits)
Massage I - Basic Swedish
Provides instruction in the history, techniques, treatment procedures, structure of the body parts, and practical application of Swedish massage for each area. Students will learn about massage equipment, sanitation, professional hygiene, and client communication including client history, indications, and contraindications for massage. Objectives and benefit of massage will also be covered. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores; Co-requisite BI121 or BI231.

MT100L
Massage I - Basic Swedish Lab
Lab associated with MT100.

MT101 (2 credits)
Asian Bodywork I
Introduces fundamental methods and the philosophical background of Asian Bodywork: Acupressure and Shiatsu.

MT101L
Asian Bodywork I Lab
Lab associated with MT101.

MT102 (2 credits)
Massage II--Swedish
Emphasizes assessment, the philosophical and psychological aspects of massage, and working with special populations. Prerequisites: BI121 or BI231 and MT100.

MT102L
Massage II - Swedish Esalen Lab
Lab associated with MT102.

MT103 (2 credits)
Massage III--Swedish
Prepares students for both the written and practicum examinations for state board licensure. Reflexology, side lying massage, trigger point, deep tissue, and myofascial release techniques will be covered. Prerequisites: BI121 or BI231 and MT102.

MT103L
Massage III - Swedish
Lab associated with MT103.

MT105 (3 credits)
Massage Therapeutics: Hydrotherapy and Massage for Cancer Patients
Covers hydrotherapy modalities and education for massaging the elderly and cancer patients. Prerequisite: MT100.

MT106 (2 credits)
Integrated Studies in Massage I (Upper Body)
Provides in-depth study of applications of massage on specific muscle groups, integrating musculoskeletal anatomy, pathology, acupressure, and basic Swedish massage techniques. Students will learn home exercise programs to assist their clientele. Prerequisites: BI121 or BI231, MT100 and MT108.

MT106L
Integrated Studies in Massage I - Upper Body Lab
Lab associated with MT106.

MT107 (2 credits)
Integrated Studies in Massage II (Lower Body)
Continues the study of applications of massage on specific muscle groups, integrating musculoskeletal anatomy, pathology, acupressure, and basic Swedish massage techniques. Prerequisite: MT106.

MT107L
Integrated Studies in Massage II - Lower Body
Lab associated with MT107.

MT108 (4 credits)
Kinesiology for Massage Therapists
Studies the branch of physiology that relates to the mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement. Students will learn the joints of the body and their actions, the muscles that create actions, the origins and insertions of muscle attachments, and how to palpate the muscles. Prerequisites: RD90 or WR91 or documented proficiency. Co-requisite BI121 or BI231.

MT108L
Kinesiology for Massage Therapists
Lab associated with MT108.

MT109 (4 credits)
Pathology for Massage Therapists
Provides student with the definitions of syndromes, symptoms, prognostics, treatment concepts and contraindications for massage therapists. Prerequisites: BI121 or BI231; RD90 and WR90 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), or designated placement scores. Co-requisite: BI122 or BI232 and BI233.

MT111 (2 credits)
Sports Massage
Provides instruction and understanding of sports-related injuries and ailments. Students learn how to prevent injury, improve performance, relieve sore muscles, speed recovery, and reduce stress. Hands on application will be required to demonstrate sports massage techniques. Prerequisites: MT100 and MT108; BI121 or BI231.

MT111L
Sport Massage
Lab associated with MT111.

MT112 (2 credits)
Massage for Pregnancy and the Infant/ Child
Provides instruction in full-body massage that can be done in the side-lying position for pregnant women. This technique is also ideal for people with neck and back problems. Massage techniques for infants and children will also be covered as well as the importance of touch for children with special needs.

MT112L
Massage for Pregnancy and the Infant/Child Lab
Lab associated with MT112.

MT113 (2 credits)
Myofascial Release
Teaches gentle and non-invasive techniques. Therapeutically works with restrictions in the fascia resulting in the reduction of pain and increased range of motion. Hands-on application is required.

MT113L
Myofascial Release Lab
Lab associated with MT113.

MT114 (1 credit)
Massage Therapy Study Skills Lab
Provides knowledge and hands-on instruction in the theory and massage techniques of new topics that have evolved. Through instructor observation and guidance, students will gain the appropriate study skills and the awareness of the amount of time and effort required to obtain their academic goals.

MT115 (2 credits)
Trigger Point Therapy
Provides instruction in the understanding of trigger points, the anatomical locations of the muscles that have trigger points and techniques to treat them. Hands-on application is required.

MT115L
Trigger Point Therapy Lab
Lab associated with MT115.

MT116 (2 credits)
Massage Exam Review
Prepares students for the Oregon State Board of Massage exams required for licensing by reviewing the entire year of study. Course is designed for students who have completed the required coursework and will be taking exams to become licensed by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists.

MT117 (2 credits)
Body Maintenance for Massage Therapists
Provides knowledge and hands-on techniques to show how to recognize, prevent, and treat injuries for bodywork professionals. Students will learn how and why injuries happen and receive information that will help protect their own health and better understand their clients’ complaints.

MT117L
Body Maintenance for Massage Therapists Lab
Lab associated with MT117.

MT118 (2 credits)
Deep Tissue Massage
Provides knowledge and hands-on instruction in the theory of deep-tissue massage, anatomy of muscles and relevant structures, and treatment for pain symptoms throughout the body. Shows how deep tissue massage can provide instant results for patients suffering with pain due to musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Prerequisites: BI121 or BI231, and MT108.

MT118L
Deep Tissue Massage
Lab associated with MT118.

MT119 (2 credits)
Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy
Introduces craniosacral therapy including palpation of the craniosacral rhythm at the listening stations, diaphragms and cranial structures. Students will learn the 10-point protocol of craniosacral therapy.

MT119L
Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy
Lab associated with MT119.

MT120A (1 credit)
Business for Massage Therapists
(Part A)
Focuses on the concept of professionalism, ethics, boundaries, and the legal issues associated with massage/bodywork therapy. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores.

MT120B (2 credits)
Business for Massage Therapists
(Part B)
Focuses on business practices, marketing, record keeping, and insurance billing for a massage therapy practice. Prerequisites: WR90 or WR91 or designated placement score.

MT121 (2 credits)
Asian Bodywork II
Students will learn the fundamental methods and philosophical background of Ayurveda and Touch 4 Health. Introduces different styles and techniques of acupressure and energy balancing.  Prerequisite:  MT101.

MT121L
Asian Bodywork II Lab
Lab associated with MT121.

MT180 (3 credits)
CWE/Massage Therapy
Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their program.  Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience.  This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer.  As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.Prerequisite: CWE courses require prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair.

MT180S (1 credit)
CWE/Massage Seminar
Provides students with strategies for successful experiential learning, including techniques for self-monitoring and tracking progress; sustaining positive relationships with co-workers and supervisors; working with mentors; and basic conflict resolution. Presents information regarding the role played by non-verbal communication, written and unwritten workplace policies, and positive work ethics. Course includes practical instruction regarding the integration of reflective learning with experiential learning and the process of integrating relevant theory and/or outside learning resources with experiential learning. Students will be provided with basic strategies for career advancement, and the theory and practical application of techniques for writing a skills-based resume, effective employment application, and interview skills. Co-requisite:
MT180.

MT199 (variable credits)
Selected Topics in Massage
Provides knowledge and hands-on instruction in the theory and techniques of new massage topics that have evolved.