Courses: Department of Anatomy

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Courses: Department of Anatomy

Anatomy and Physiology I
Department: Anatomy
Course Number: 105
A study of human antomy and physiology, including the organization of the body and the skeletal and muscular systems.  This course provides a comprehensive overview of the major systems of the human body from the biomedical perspective.  Systems covered include integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, and endocrine.  This course serves as the foundaton for the study of pathology and the biomedical disease model.
Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 3
Hours: 45

 

Anatomy and Physiology II
Department: Anatomy
Course Number: 106
The cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems are discussed.  This course provides in-depth examination of the structure and function of the human body systems, with emphasis on identification and palpation of surface anatomy-bony landmarks and muscles.
Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 3
Hours: 45

 

Myology I
Department: Anatomy
Course Number: 112
This course is a detailed study of the muscular system of the body.  Myology I covers the muscles located in the head, neck, and trunk.  The student will learn the origin and insertion of each muscle and be able to physically locate, palpate, and demonstrate the action of the major muscle groups.
Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 3
Hours: 45

 

Myology II
Department: Anatomy
Course Number: 200
Myology II continues the detailed study of the muscular system with emphasis on the origins and insertion of the muscles of the extremeties.  Students will gain experience in muscle palpation through supervised practice and will continue to build on their knowledge of muscle action.  This practical training supports the development of massage techniques.  Group discussion and case studies are included when relevant.
Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: Myology I
Corequisite: Anatomy and Physiology II

 

Introduction to Kinesiology
Department: Anatomy
Course Number: 201
This course will apply basic material covered in Anatomy and physiology I and II to the study of physical activity and movement.  Students will be introduced to topics such as the biomechanics of human body movement, exercise physiology, motor development, range of motion, and sport psychology.  Physical and pathological conditions that inhibit proper movement and body function will also be discussed.  Special attention will be given to the structural and functional aspects of joints and their locations in the body.  Students will learn how to assess muscular, atricular, and facial resistance.
Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology II, Myology I, Myology II

 

Pathology for Massage Therapists
Department: Anatomy
Course Number: 202
This course prepares students for the simple and complex health issues that they may encounter with their patients.  This course outlines the physiology of a healty human body and the consequences and complications of diseases and disorders that interrupt normal processes, and with that, special considerations during massage therapy application.  Specific attention will be paid to contraindications, contagious diseases, and applied massage in special venues.
Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology II, Introduction to Kinesiology