(2-2) 3 Cr. Hrs.
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This is the first of three courses on the human body systems as they relate to the practice of massage therapy. The foundational course presents the principles of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology and pharmacology. A combination of lecture and lab, students are presented with a decision making model for critical thinking. Students will learn about the integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular and fascial systems in a theoretical and hands-on manner. Students will also begin the exploration of concepts, terminology and structures of movement.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: