Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

MAS-214 - Adv Massage Thrpy/Theory,tch,pract (5 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: MAS205
This course is designed to provide the student with information concerning professional issues and contemporary practice techniques of massage therapy. Lecture emphasis is placed on the various practice settings for massage therapy in the community. Major concerns of the profession are presented and include ethics, lic- ensure certification, malpractice, client rights, scheduling, medical records, professional literature, personal safety, client safety and continuing education. It provides the student with knowledge and skills essential in developing and marketing a massage practice, preparing a budget, a business plan, reimburse- ment and quality assurance. Areas covered in personnel and professional skills; time management, employment interviewing, resume writing, cover letter, follow-up correspondence effective communication and problem solving. The laboratory portion of this course includes: the study of advanced contemporary massage techniques and procedures preparing the student for entry level practice as a massage therapist. Competency in chair, table and alternate position massage is attained upon completion of this course. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

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