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Massage Therapy Advanced Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Massage Therapy

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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The Advanced Certificate Massage Therapy program provides the educational background required for pursuing a career as a massage therapist.  The curriculum covers the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to function as a licensed massage therapist.  The program focuses on student development in therapist-client communication, ethical massage practice, professionalism, business skills, self-care practices, and cultural competence.​

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

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General Education Requirements

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46  CH
Biology
BIOLOGY 116
Anatomy And Physiology 4
Laboratory studies in gross and microscopic mammalian anatomy. Lectures correlating human anatomy and physiology. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
IAI Approved
Offered at: Malcolm X Olive-Harvey
BIOLOGY 120
Terminology For Medical Careers 3
Basic medical vocabulary for allied health professionals and others with minimal background in anatomy and physiology; includes study of the human body systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Exrcise Sci and Sports Studies
ESSS 110
Massage Therapy Practice I 4
This course is designed to enhance students' knowledge, skills and ability related to entry level massage therapy practice. Topics that will be presented include Swedish massage techniques, the physiological effects and therapeutic applications of massage therapy, including the history and scope of massage practice, professional ethics, proper hygiene, and sanitation and sheeting skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for ENGLISH 101 AND BIOLOGY 120, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
ESSS 111
Integration of Massage Therapy I 5
This course is designed to enhance students' knowledge, skills and ability related to entry level massage therapy practice. Topics that will be presented include the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body as it relates to the practice of massage therapy. A thorough analysis of human muscle origins, insertions and muscle origins, insertions and muscle actions specific to a standard massage routine will be covered. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Biology 120 AND ESSS 110, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
ESSS 120
Massage Therapy Practice II 4
This course is designed to enhance students' knowledge, skills and ability related to entry level massage therapy practice. Topics that will be presented include the effects of a massage routine on the systems of the body, therapeutic massage procedures, continued study of muscles and body landmarks, and business skills for massage therapy practice. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Biology 120 AND ESSS 110, ESSS 111, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
ESSS 121
Integration of Massage Therapy II 5
This course is designed to enhance students' knowledge, skills and ability related to entry level massage therapy practice. Topics that will be presented include aspects of muscular tissue, origins, insertions, and joint action of each muscle as it relates to the practice of massage therapy. Pathology of homeostatic diseases as they relate to massage therapy will be introduced during this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Biology 120 AND ESSS 110, ESSS 111, ESSS 120 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
ESSS 210
Massage Therapy Practice III 4
This course is designed to enhance students' knowledge, skills and ability related to entry level massage therapy practice. Topics will be presented include massage techniques of Lomi Lomi and Acupressure, body mobilization techniques of the upper extremities, business and ethics in the practice of massage therapy, and daily operations of the massage therapy practice. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Biology 120 AND ESSS 110, ESSS 111, ESSS 120 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
ESSS 211
Integration of Massage Therapy III 5
This course is designed to enhance students' knowledge, skills and ability related to entry level massage therapy practice. Topics will include the effects of a massage routine on the systems of the body, therapeutic massage procedures, continued study of muscles and body landmarks and business skills for massage therapy practice. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Biology 120 AND ESSS 210, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
ESSS 220
Massage Therapy Practice IV 4
This course is designed to enhance students' knowledge, skills and ability related to entry level massage therapy practice. Topics that will be presented include evaluation of hands-on mobilization techniques, professionalism, strategies to establish appropriate clientele relationship and business practices. Students will also review for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx). Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Biology 120, ESSS 210 AND ESSS 211, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
ESSS 221
Integration of Massage Therapy IV 5
This course is designed to enhance students' knowledge, skills and ability related to advanced level massage therapy practice. Topics that will be presented include cardiovascular system impacts that massage, client assessment and data collection, clinical reasoning and treatment planning, safe and effective use of equipment and massage therapist self-care strategy. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Biology 120, ESSS 210, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
Health Professions
HEAPRO 102
Health Career Studies 3
This course introduces students to the integral knowledge and professional skills required to be successful in healthcare careers. It prepares students for the rigor of healthcare career programs. It emphasizes understanding of the professional culture, deep learning of key foundational skills, application of health information technology, and demonstrating cultural competence in interactions with others. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X

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