Massage Therapy

International

Course List

Term 1

MST-1024: Massage Theory

This course explores the evolution and history of massage therapy. Students are introduced to the basic manipulations and effects of Swedish massage. Instruction will be provided regarding the promotion of safety and comfort within a massage practice as well as Universal Precautions and Infection Control Precautions. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-1036: Massage Lab

This course provides the student with an introduction to the practical aspects of massage therapy within a lab setting. Students will be actively engaged in demonstrations and the implementation of Swedish massage manipulations in a safe and effective manner. Universal precautions, effective body mechanics and interpersonal skills will be emphasized. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-1923: Anatomy

This course provides an introduction to the anatomy of the human body. The student will use a regional approach as the bones, joints and muscles of the lower limb are studied. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-1914: Physiology and Pathology

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of physiology including basic terminology used in the healthcare field. The physiological principles of the chemical, cellular, and histological levels of organization are studied. The fundamental concepts of pathology will be explored. The student will apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology as they learn systematically about the study of diseases and disorders. In order for the massage therapist to address any compromised health condition, their clinical decisions need to be based on sound physiological principles. The student will explore the anatomical, physiological and pathological concepts of the integumentary system. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-2303: Professional Growth

This course will introduce the ethical and legal responsibilities of the Registered Massage Therapist in the province of Ontario. Students study the Code of Ethics, Massage Therapy Act, Regulated Health Professions Act and others as they relate to the profession of massage therapy. Ethical decision making and establishing healthy therapeutic boundaries represent core elements of this course. The concept of self-regulation will be a major focus including quality assurance, complaints and discipline. The structure, mandate, and functions of the regulatory College and provincial association will be emphasized throughout the course. Students will explore issues of professional accountability and responsibility including the skills to retrieve, evaluate and utilize research and professional literature. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course corresponds directly with the Entry-to-Practice Inter-Jurisdictional Practice Competencies and Performance Indicators and will be directly applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

IPH-1001: Interprofessional Perspectives

As a new student to a health care profession this course introduces you to the workings of interprofessional teams. Concepts of teamwork, conflict resolution, the health care system and ethics will be presented through a unique interprofessional delivery model.

ENG-1033: Communications for Health I

This course is designed to improve students' writing skills by focusing on mechanics, sentence structure, spelling, medical terminology, professional writing style, and workplace report writing.

Term 2

MST-2006: Massage Treatments I

In this course students will gain a greater awareness of the physiological and psychological effects of massage therapy. The students will be introduced to assessment and health history taking skills in massage practice while integrating their knowledge of musculoskeletal systems. Students will have the opportunity to enhance skills in basic Swedish massage manipulations and develop proficiency in non-Swedish techniques. As well, the students will focus on the formulation of specific treatment and self care programs for individuals with hypertension. Interpersonal skills will continue to be developed. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-2907: Anatomy and Physiology II

This course continues the study of a healthy human body. Students will study neuro- anatomy and physiology as well as the pathologies of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. A regional anatomical study of the upper limb and back completes this course. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

ENG-2033: Communications for Health II

This course is designed to further develop students' communication proficiency. Basics of workplace writing, public speaking, and specific research report writing skills are included in the course.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 3

MST-3006: Massage Treatments II

In this course the student will understand the role of the massage therapist in formulating a clinical impression and developing and evaluating the treatment plan in consultation with the client. Students will practice the development of treatment plans integrating the theory taught in related courses. The student will simulate treatments at various stages of life with emphasis placed on promotion of health and healing. The student will also be introduced to the concepts relating to pain and the role of the massage therapist in pain management. The student will study the uses and applications of therapeutic exercises which will enhance their competence in remedial exercise through practical application in a lab setting. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of specialized techniques including joint mobilization and fascial techniques. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-3602: Introduction to Clinic

This course provides the student with an introduction to the clinical experience. Students have the opportunity to practice the clinical components that are required for entry into clinic. Students will apply their clinical skills with classmates and ultimately a non-classmate client. As well, the student will practice the application of a variety of hydrotherapy modalities with fellow classmates. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course is applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-3703: Outreach I

This course will require the student to work in a group setting in order to create and deliver educational presentations to community agencies. Students will learn the theory and application of therapeutic ultrasound in a safe and effective manner through the use of relevant case studies. As well, the theory and application of sports massage therapy will be studied. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

Term 4

MST-4006: Massage Treatments III

The aim of this course is to acquire skills related to orthopedic testing and familiarize students with the implications of massage therapy practice with various clientele. Students will advance their competency in draping, full body Swedish massage techniques, consent, advanced techniques, and remedial exercise while applying them in the context of a treatment application. The learning and application of hydrotherapy concepts and modalities will be applied to the conditions covered this semester. The student will be introduced to the various components of orthopedic testing and systematic approaches to assessment. Planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans and self-care programs will be covered in more depth. Theory and application relating to the treatment of general conditions will be addressed. Students will be introduced to the components involved in the care and treatment of breast tissue, and the care and treatment of the pregnant client. In addition, the needs of the infant client will be addressed. The student will be introduced to the case study approach in order to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-4603: Clinic

The focus of this course is to build on the previous clinical experience by developing and building on remedial exercise prescription, recordkeeping, client communication and the employment of appropriate professional behavior. Students will be incorporating practice of orthopedic testing and treatment skills learned in previous and concurrent treatment classes. Designing and implementing treatment plans for a variety of clinical situations will be addressed and is an expectation of clinic. Reflection and self-evaluation exercises will provide opportunity for personal and clinical growth. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-4703: Outreach II

This course will provide the student with the initial experience of working with special populations. Students will provide massage therapy treatments for the geriatric client. Students will also expand their skills through the design and implementation of massage therapy treatments for individuals with various developmental challenges. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-4908: Anatomy and Physiology III

This course provides the opportunity to further examine the healthy human body. Students will explore the structure and function of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, and immune systems as well as associated pathological conditions. Students will be able to implement this information into clinical treatments. A regional anatomical study of the skull, neck, thorax and abdomen begins this course. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 5

MST-5006: Massage Treatments IV

In this course students will focus on the formulation of specific treatment and self-care programs for individuals with acute and chronic medical conditions. The primary focus will be on pathologies of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. A case study approach will continue to be used to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The student will continue to develop the theory base for advanced massage techniques and assessment skills. The learning and application of hydrotherapy concepts and modalities will be applied to the conditions covered this semester. Students will continue to practice previously learned communication (consent, case history intake), and assessment skills, and advance their skills in formulating, implementing, and evaluating treatment plans for specific acute/chronic medical conditions. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of manual lymphatic drainage. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-5603: Clinic

The purpose of this course is to provide students with opportunities to practice massage therapy in advanced clinical settings. Students will continue to advance their competency in orthopedic testing, remedial exercise prescription, recordkeeping and appropriate professional behavior. Students will assume responsibility for the development of comprehensive treatment plans that will incorporate a variety of treatment modalities. Reflection and self-evaluation exercises will continue to provide opportunity for personal and clinical growth. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-5703: Outreach III

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to practice advanced massage therapy skills with a variety of populations within the community. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-5803: Business (Nine Weeks)

This course provides an overview of the entrepreneur from the perspective of a Massage Therapist. Theories will focus on types of practices, marketing, financing and self-management. Students will be introduced to essential skills and resources needed for a successful, sustainable massage therapy business practice. The knowledge demonstrated in this course will enable the student to prepare for their first entrepreneurial experience.

MST-5907: Anatomy and Physiology IV

This course continues to explore the structure and function of the healthy human body. Students will explore the respiratory, endocrine, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems as well as associated pathological conditions. This course also includes basic information on pregnancy and genetics. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

Term 6

MST-5204: Master Practicum

This course provides students with the opportunity to consolidate all prior learning from the theoretical and practical courses of the program. The students will further develop and enhance entry to practice competencies in all areas of massage therapy. The course combines all theoretical and practical components of massage therapy with a major focus on professionalism. Students will practice/perform these skills in the context of current CMTO station exam and MCQ expectations. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-6006: Massage Treatments V

In this course students will focus on the formulation of specific treatment and self-care programs for individuals with acute and chronic medical conditions. The primary focus will be on the pathologies of the neurological, circulatory, respiratory, digestive systems and other systemic conditions. A case study approach will continue to be used to foster independent thinking and problem-solving skills with more complicated/complex cases. The student will continue to practice previously learned communication (consent, case history intake), and assessment skills. Students will continue to advance their skills in formulating, implementing and evaluating treatment plans. The learning and application of any remaining applicable hydrotherapy concepts and modalities will be applied to the conditions covered this semester. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

MST-6603: Clinic

This course provides students with the opportunity to consolidate prior learning with individuals experiencing acute/chronic medical conditions. The student will be able to demonstrate advanced assessment and treatment skills, judgment and independence in the implementation of complete massage therapy treatment plans. Students will continue to advance competency in remedial exercise prescription, recordkeeping, and appropriate professional behavior. Reflection and self-evaluation exercises will continue to provide opportunity for personal and clinical growth. The knowledge acquired and demonstrated in this course will be applicable in the clinical setting of a massage therapist.

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