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MT-400

Sports Massage, Personal Fitness, Self Care, Nutrition

This module instructs students regarding how to adapt basic massage techniques for sports massage applications.  Pre-event, post-event, maintenance, and restorative massage protocols are addressed in this module; general concepts of emergency medical response and first aid are also covered. The course examines theories and clinical studies related to the application of massage therapy, exploring the physiological and therapeutic effects of massage on the systems and organs of the human body.  This module also addresses how to incorporate basic lymphatic facilitation, as well as neuromuscular and myofascial techniques into a sports massage session.  Other topics covered in this module include personal fitness and self-care; the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system; pathologies of the cardiovascular system; and career preparation and professional development related to the field of massage therapy.

Credits:
6.0

Outside Clock Hours:
55.50

In Class Clock Hours:
80.00

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