Anatomy & Physiology - ArthrologyArthrology is the scientific study of joints. Joints of the skeletal system contribute to homeostasis by holding bones together in ways that allow for movement and flexibility. This course covers the anatomy, function, dysfunction and treatment of joints. This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Osteology and prepares students for Myology.
Anatomy & Physiology - CardiologyThis course will outline the physiology of the cardiovascular system and describe the major diseases affecting these systems. This course will provide the student with knowledge of the available treatments to consider and apply with relation to the subject matter.
Anatomy & Physiology - Endocrine SystemThe focus of this module is the endocrine system and hormone function, the major endocrine organs, other hormone producing tissue and organs, and endocrine pathology – thyroid conditions, diabetes mellitus, Cushings disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism.
Anatomy & Physiology - Gastrointestinal SystemThe digestive system, also referred to as the gastrointestinal or alimentary tract, contains the organs involved in the ingestion and processing of food. The digestive system plays a role in four major functions: ingestion, digestion, absorption, and elimination. This course will provide students with fundamental knowledge of the anatomy of the gastrointestinal system.
Anatomy & Physiology - HistologyStudents review the anatomy of the cell and tissue physiology with an aim to apply theory to treatment of various inflammatory conditions.
Anatomy & Physiology - Integumentary SystemThe integumentary system contributes to homeostasis by protecting the body and helping to regulate the body’s temperature. It allows for pleasant and painful sensations to be experienced as well as other stimuli from the external environment. The function, structure, appendages and disease of skin will be studied in this module.
Anatomy & Physiology - Lymph/Immune SystemThis course is an overview of the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the lymphatic system and the immune system and its functions.
Anatomy & Physiology - Myology IThis course will cover the anatomy and the muscular system, the origin/insertion/actions/innervation muscles, muscle palpation, pathologies and treatments of specific conditions.
Anatomy & Physiology - Myology IIThis course will cover the anatomy and the muscular system, the origin/insertion/actions/innervation muscles, muscle palpation, pathologies and treatments of specific conditions.
Anatomy & Physiology - OsteologyThis course is an intensive look at bone tissue as well as the axial and appendicular skeleton and all bony landmarks.
Anatomy & Physiology - Reproductive SystemThis course explains the structures and functions and pathologies of the male and female reproductive systems. Subjects covered include male reproductive anatomy and physiology, female reproductive anatomy and physiology, fertilization and contraception, and pregnancy and birth. The students will develop massage techniques and other modalities used to treat pathologies associated with the reproductive system.
Anatomy & Physiology - Respiratory SystemIn this course the student will develop a firm conceptual knowledge of the respiratory system and its link with other body systems, as well as develop an understanding of the major pathologies and the mechanisms of such pathologies related to the respiratory system. The students will develop massage techniques and other modalities used to treat respiratory condition pathologies.
Anatomy & Physiology - Urinary SystemThe course identifies, locates and describes functions and pathologies of the urinary system
AssessmentStudents will be introduced to the purpose, process, procedure, and documentation of a client assessment. Upon completion, students will be able to assess neuromusculoskeletal problems that may benefit from treatment, assess relative and absolute contraindications and design appropriate treatment plans. This mandate will provide students with the ability to evaluate progress and duration of treatment, and know when to refer clients to other health care professionals and create and maintain proper treatment records
Career Planning & Preparation (MT)This module gives you the tools for planning, preparing and executing a successful job search. Topics covered include compiling a work search skills inventory, overcoming barriers to employment, presenting an enthusiastic attitude, assessing skills and work preferences, informational interviewing, avenues for contacting employers, presenting yourself in person and on paper, composing cover and thank you letters, interview preparation, accessing the hidden job market, handling objections and negotiating the job. Students will leave with self-confidence and self-esteem building tools and will have prepared a personal work search action plan.
Career Planning & Preparation - Level IThis module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn about the "Hidden" Job Market and ways to access it in their upcoming job search, how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and references, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation - Part II.
Career Planning & Preparation - Level IIThis module continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Part I. Students will learn how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work with today's technology. Students will create a personal list of "Top Employers" and target current industry opportunities, while finalizing their professional resume, portfolio and career correspondence. Students will learn to identify the different types and forms of interviews, practice responding to typical questions, and practice follow-up, evaluation and negotiation techniques they can use to ensure success. Self-management topics from Career Planning and Preparation - Part I will be reviewed, with a focus towards on-the-job success in both learner placements and post-graduate employment.
St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid/CPR Level C/WHMISThis course trains participants in a variety of industry required certifications.
Professional Business Ethics, Regulations & Business PracticesThis course will familiarize students with the business principles as well as professional ethics and professional regulations. Students will be taught to recognize and analyze ethical issues encountered in the role of the massage therapist and the role of an entrepreneur. This module will provide the student with knowledge of the RHPA, MTA & CMTO Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Upon completion of the module the student will have an understanding of the governing bodies and legislation which protects both the therapist and the public.
Exam PreparationThis module provides the students a final period in which to review the neccesary components of a written and practical exam, prior to entry to practice.
Human RelationsThe intent of this program is to enhance the student’s communication skills, therapeutic relationships and professional interactions to prepare them for the real world as a massage therapist. The patient-therapeutic relationship between client and massage therapist will be explored, with emphasis on using proper communication skills and strategies when dealing with others. This course is designed to introduce students to the professional role and commitment of registered massage therapist as regulated healthcare professionals, with specific focus on developing the student’s ability to understand the professional role and commitment meet professional and ethical requirements of practice and develop skill in critical thinking and decision–making.
HydrotherapyThis course provides a basic knowledge of the treatment of disease in which water is used externally, focusing on the techniques in massage therapy treatment. Students will learn the effects, uses and contraindications of a variety of local and general applications of hot and cold, as well as their physiological effects. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of relevant clinical applications of hydrotherapy techniques into massage therapy treatment and the development of effective treatment plans.
Introduction to NeurologyThis module is a review of the functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, with an overview of appropriate treatments for conditions stemming from this system.
KinesiologyThis course provides a basic grounding of human physical movement and links remedial exercise with massage treatment. Students will develop a basic understanding of human movement and biomechanics and knowledge of various types of exercise and their appropriate therapeutic uses. Students will learn the role of remedial exercise in massage treatment planning and will address the therapeutic exercise components of the conditions specified in treatments.
Neurology - Autonomic Nervous SystemThis course is a review of the anatomy of the sympathetic and parasypathetic division of the ANS, autonomic functioning and the effects of the ANS on target organ systems. Students will review concepts behind prprioception and pain, and review the anatomy and physiology of the special senses.
Neurology - Central Nervous SystemThis course is an overview of the functional anatomy of the brain and spinal cord
Neurology - Peripheral Nervous SystemThis course is an overview of the cranial and spinal nerves. Students study treatment approaches and considerations for conditions related to the nervous system.
Nutrition for Massage TherapyThis course is to provide an understanding of the function, sources and utilization of common nutrients in the body and to gain knowledge on nutritional excess and deficiencies as well as nutritional requirement necessary at various stages of development.
Public HealthThis course is designed to inform the student of the definition and role of Public Health in the community, and to provide knowledge and responsibilities of reportable disease, as well as the importance of sanitation. Students will form a broad picture of health, health determinants, health management and health care systems in order that the massage therapist may intelligently inform the client where additional information may be obtained if needed, and what services are available.
Review IReview modules offer students opportunity to review pertinent theoretical and practical topics covered thus far.
Review IIReview modules offer students opportunity to review pertinent theoretical and practical topics covered thus far.
Review IIIReview modules offer students opportunity to review pertinent theoretical and practical topics covered thus far.
Introduction to Massage Therapy & Medical TerminologyThis course is an introduction to the practical component of the Massage Therapy program and forms the basis from which clinical skills are developed. Students will be introduced to the history and will learn the theory of massage therapy to help develop a body of knowledge understood to be the basis of the practice of massage therapy. Medical terminology will be introduced. Students will also be exposed to Swedish techniques, bony landmarks and palpitations, as well as muscle origins and insertions. Current understandings of the physiological effects of massage therapy will be examined by integrating academic subjects and clinical issues and practice.
Software Lab - Computer FundamentalsThrough a combination of theory and hands-on-practice, this module examines the role and use of the computer in today’s workplace. Emphasis is placed on those computers outfitted with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Students will review basic computer concepts, Windows OS usage, and complete hands-on training exercises in business-standard software applications, including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word. Keyboarding skills are also honed via daily keyboarding exercises and drills
Student Success StrategiesIn this orientation module, emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from Day One. This module stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note-and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting SMART goals and maintaining a positive attitude; techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.
Treatment of Specific ConditionsStudents gain the ability to conduct a case study and to develop proper treatment objectives and treatment plans by applying the knowledge of the other courses in this program, including the fundamental skills, knowledge, and attitudes required as a massage therapist, in conjunction with communication skills, professionalism, and ethics. Emphasis will be placed on neuromusculoskeletal conditions most frequently seen by massage therapists.