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Course Information and Descriptions
MFG 210 Manufacturing Materials (3-0)
3 Hours
A survey course which covers subjects related to a wide variety of
materials used in manufacturing. Includes a development of
understanding of the mechanical, physical, electrical and chemical
properties of materials. Specific characteristics and processing
methods for metals, polymers, ceramics, adhesives and composites
will be described.
MFG 215 Manufacturing Analysis (3-0)
3 Hours
Study of manufacturing methods and cost analysis using current
principles of manufacturing/industrial engineering technology. Will
incorporate a case study approach involving research and analysis of
manufacturing related problems by individuals and groups. Topics
for study and analysis include: plant layout and material handling,
cost and value engineering, quality control, production control,
inventory control, methods engineering and time study.
Note: Final semester standing.
Massage Therapy (MAS)
Biological and Health Sciences Division,
Room C140, (847) 543-2042
MAS 110 Massage Structure and Functions I (2-0)
2 Hours
This course examines the anatomy and physiology of cells and
tissues that underlie the normal functioning of the human body.
Content includes an introduction to the principal bones and muscles,
as well as their structure and functions at both a cellular and tissue
level. Anatomic or physiological principles as related to practical
application in therapeutic massage will be covered. Course also
covers basic principles of pathology and the major pathological
conditions likely to be encountered in massage therapy.
Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better)
Corequisite: MAS 112
Course fee
MAS 112 Kinesiology and Palpation I (1-2)
2 Hours
Course examines the skeletal and muscular systems that underlie the
normal functioning of the body. Content includes a study of the
structure of each major joint of the body and how the surrounding
musculature affects the support and function of those joints.
Principles of kinesiology are geared toward practical applications in
the field of massage therapy, including major pathological conditions
likely to be encountered.
Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better)
Corequisite: MAS 110
Course fee
MAS 114
Massage: Communication and Business I (3-0)3
Hours
This course introduces students to interpersonal communication
theories, and concepts of professional boundaries and ethical touch.
This course also introduces students to business and legal practices
of the massage therapy industry. Topics include tax information,
licensing, liability insurance, and professionalism.
Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better)
Corequisite: MAS 112
Course fee
MAS 116 Clinical Skills and Special Populations (2-2) 3 Hours
This course introduces the students to the basic aspects of the
procedural process of assessing, treatment planning and documenting
in a massage clinic. Case-based applications and case discussions are
utilized during the course to enhance the student’s critical thinking
skills. This course examines basic massage techniques and
procedures when working with special populations including, but not
limited to, geriatric, pregnant, cancer, and HIV clients. Students will
learn basic chair massage skills and will practice and demonstrate
massage techniques.
Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better)
Corequisite: MAS 114
Course fee
MAS 119 Introduction to Massage Therapy (.5-1)
1 Hour
This course is required to be accepted into the Massage Therapy
Program. It offers students an introduction to therapeutic massage
principles, theory, and techniques. Topics of discussion will include
history, ethics, business, basic anatomical terminology and body
mechanics. Students will learn basic Swedish massage techniques.
Completion with a grade of “C” or better is required prior to
admission to the Massage Therapy Program.
Note: Must be 18 years of age to enroll.
Course fee
MAS 131 Massage Therapy I: Swedish (1-2)
2 Hours
This course involves hands-on learning of basic Swedish massage
techniques and strokes, including effleurage, friction, petrissage,
tapotement, vibration, and joint movements. Content includes body
mechanics, draping techniques, client intake, contraindications, and
listening skills.
Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better)
Corequisite: MAS 116
Course fee
MAS 132 Massage Therapy II: Integrative (1-2)
2 Hours
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of three massage
modalities; Craniosacral Therapy, Foot Reflexology, and Polarity
Therapy. The concept of the “Fascial Web” is also introduced.
Prerequisite: BIO 111, MAS 119, and PED 228 (all C or better)
Corequisite: MAS 131
Course fee
MAS 210 Massage Structure and Functions II (2-0) 2 Hours
This course examines the anatomy and physiology of tissues and
organs that underlie the normal functioning of the body. Content
focuses on the anatomical and physiological principles as related to
therapeutic massage. This course also examines the impact of
massage therapy on the normal functioning of body systems as well
as principles of pathology and the major pathological conditions
likely to be encountered in massage therapy.
Prerequisite: MAS 110, MAS 112, MAS 114, MAS 116, MAS 131,
and MAS 132 (all C or better)
Corequisite: MAS 212
Course fee
MAS 212 Kinesiology and Palpation II (1-2)
2 Hours
This course continues an examination of the skeletal and muscular
systems that underlie the normal functioning of the body. Content
includes an introduction to the complexities of movement, and the
directional terminology associated with that movement. Students
build upon their knowledge of the skeletal system and the core
muscles for movement and stability.
Prerequisite: MAS 110, MAS 112, MAS 114, MAS 116, MAS 131,
and MAS 132 (all C or better)
Corequisite: MAS 210
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