NEU1 – Neurology
NEU1 covers significant structures, divisions, and functions of nervous tissue and its’ significant structures. Divisions and functions of the spinal cord and spinal nerves and divisions and functions of the brain and cranial nerves are also covered. The autonomic nervous system and how it works to maintain homeostasis will be explored. Also discussed are sensation, perception, kinesthetic awareness, and the integrating functions of the cerebrum, as well as the special senses: smell, taste, sight, and hearing.
M&K3 – Myology and Kinesiology III
M&K3 is a review of the origin, insertion, action, and nerve innervation of the muscles covered in M&K1 and M&K2. The skeletal structure & function, and the joints and ligaments covered in M&K1 and M&K2 will also be reviewed.
A&P3 – Anatomy and Physiology III
A&P3 covers the endocrine system, digestive system, metabolism and nutrition, urinary system, electrolyte and acid/base homeostasis, reproductive systems, and development and heredity.
PATH2 – Pathology II
PATH2 covers pathologies of the lymph, nervous, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproductive systems, and miscellaneous conditions and the related indications and/or contraindications and precautions for massage therapy.
CLIN1 – Clinic
CLIN1 is a hands-on student clinic that is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in a clinical setting. Each clinic session is staff-supervised and supported. Students receive valuable feedback, practice record keeping, and are provided with the opportunity to reflect upon their experience and progress. Emphasis is placed on professional preparation as students train to work in the massage profession.
BUS1 – Business Practices
BUS1 is designed to develop the skills necessary for career planning and how to establish, manage, market, maintain and grow a massage therapy practice. This course also reviews New York State laws and professional conduct. Maintaining accurate records to satisfy state, local, and federal governments will be discussed. Students will develop a business card, resume with cover letter, and learn how to construct a business plan. Preparing for the New York State Licensing Exam and Continuing Education requirements will also be discussed.