MASS131 - Kinesiology for Massage Therapists

Credits: 5

This course is an introduction to the science of muscles, body motions and biomechanics. Course concentration will include structure, origin, insertion, and function of muscles with pathomechanical considerations. Emphasis will be placed on the movements of the head, neck, and face, upper and lower limbs, spine, abdomen, and pelvic girdle. Laboratory investigations will concentrate on palpation and motions produced by these muscles using movement exercise. Students will develop proficiency with both static and motion palpation and muscle tracing with emphasis on muscles in a relaxed state and in motion.

Prerequisites

Admission to the Massage Therapy program and MASS111 (MASS111 can be co-req); or by permission of the program coordinator.

Required course for