MASS261G - Kinesiology for Massage Therapists
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 patho-mechanical 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: Permission of the Massage Therapy Program Coordinator, complete MASS150G, MASS161G, MASS162G, MASS171G, and MASS181G with a grade of C or better. Corequisites: MASS251G, MASS191G and MASS281G