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Massage Therapy XMEDG 236 Course Catalog

Code:  XMEDG 236

Institute: Continuing & Professional Studies

Title:  Massage Therapy

Department:  Healthcare

Course Description: Students upon graduation, will have the knowledge needed to sit for the MBLEx and apply for your license as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist to become a valuable member of a treatment team of medical personnel, spa or wellness professionals, or sole proprietor of your own business.

Prerequisites:

  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of Malpractice Insurance Face Sheet
  • Clear Criminal Background Check
  • Physical Exam (Documentation of immunizations and 2 step PPD)

Total Program Hours: 712

Lecture/Lab Hours: 564 On-Line Hours: 48 Clinical Hours: 100


REQUIRED TEXTBOOK/MATERIAL:

Face to face students:

  • Memmler’s Structure and Function of the Human Body, Barbara Janson Cohen, App. Kerry Hull 11th Edition, ISBN: 9781609139001
  • Outcome Based Massage: Putting Evidence into Practice, Carla-Krystin Andrade, App. 3rd Edition ISBN: 9781451130331
  • Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrated Anatomy and Treatment, James H. Clay, App. David M. Pounds ISBN: 9780683306538
  • A Massage Therapist Guide to Pathology, Ruth Werner, 6th Edition, App. ISBN: 9781496310828
  • Trail Guide to the Body, by Andrew Biel, 5th Edition, App. ISBN: 9780982978658
  • Medical Terminology Systems: A Body Systems Approach, 8th Edition, Barbara A. Gylys, BS, MEd, CMA-A, Mary Ellen Wedding Med, MT (ASCP), CMA (AAMA), CPC (AAPC) ISBN-13: 978-0803658677

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of this course students will be:

  • Eligible to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) which is a requirement to obtain your New Jersey Massage and Bodywork Therapy License.
  • Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Understand the strategies for how to help someone in both a crisis and a non-crisis situation, and where they can turn for help by learning the risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, with a Mental Health First Aid

GRADING STANDARD:

  1. The course grade will be determined as follows:

A =   92 – 100
A- =  89 – 91
B+ = 86 – 88
B   = 82 – 85
B- =  79 – 81
C+ = 76 – 78
C =   70-75
D = 60-69
F =  <60

COURSE CONTENT:

Course Units

  • ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
  • KINESIOLOGY
  • MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
  • MASSAGE ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
  • MASSAGE THEORY AND PRACTICE
  • BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
  • MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
  • CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFICATION
  • MBLEX REVIEW AND PREPARATION
  • KEYS TO EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
  • HIPAA COMPLIANCE
  • SUPERVISED CLINICAL AND FIELD EXPERIENCE

DEPARTMENT POLICIES:

Face to face:

  • Class attendance is strongly recommended. You must sign the attendance sheet each day. Please report necessary absence to course faculty before class, if possible. It is the student’s responsibility to get missed assignments and/or class notes from class peers. Students who do not attend class will find that they have difficulty fulfilling the requirements of this
  • Punctuality matters. If you are more than ten minutes late to class, you may be admitted only at the discretion of the
  • Students are encouraged to reach out to course faculty via email with any issues prior to assignment/exam due dates
  • Assignments must be handed in on
  • Exams must be taken on the scheduled dates

COLLEGE POLICIES:

For information regarding:

  • Brookdale’s Academic Integrity Code
  • Student Conduct Code
  • Student Grade Appeal Process

Please refer to the STUDENT HANDBOOK AND BCC CATALOG.

This is to certify that the information contained in this publication is true and correct in content and policy.

NOTIFICATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

Brookdale Community College offers reasonable accommodations and/or services to persons with disabilities. Students with disabilities who wish to self-identify, must contact the Disabilities Services Office at 732-224-2730 or 732-842-4211 (TTY), provide appropriate documentation of the disability, and request specific accommodations or services. If a student qualifies, reasonable accommodations and/or services, which are appropriate for the college level and are recommended in the documentation, can be approved.