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MASS 105 Professional Practice

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will learn the functional areas of professional practice of a massage therapist, which include communication, ethics, and building a therapeutic relationship. Students will study verbal and non-verbal communications, conflict resolution strategies, ethical issues, and therapeutic boundaries in the therapist-patient relationship.

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Credits
3
Format
3 online instruction hours per week
Tuition
$661.05 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 110 Hydrotherapy

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the physiological effects of various hydrotherapy applications. Students will study the theoretical and practical application of the effects of heat, cold, and contrast modalities on the patient, with an emphasis on safe and effective treatment.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 112 Therapeutic Exercise

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will learn foundational concepts and the applied science of exercise as a therapeutic intervention for commonly occurring clinical conditions relevant to massage therapy. Theoretical and practical knowledge of the effects of various exercise techniques on the patient will be explored, with an emphasis on safe and effective treatment.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 115 General Pathology

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the pathological mechanisms of disorder of the circulation, skin, nervous system, muscle, cardiovascular system, blood vessels, respiratory tract, endocrine, reproductive system, alimentary tract, liver, pancreas, kidney, and urinary tract. Students will study infectious diseases and disorders of growth and neoplasia. Students will examine the body’s response to injury/disease and the relationship between the healing process and treatment in massage therapy.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$661.05 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

One pair of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 117 Orthopedic Pathology

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the pathology of structural and degenerative musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and the spine. Students will explore the body’s response to wound healing and common clinical signs and symptoms with an emphasis on the causes of orthopedic conditions.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$661.05 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

One of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 121 Anatomy and Physiology 1

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study cellular biology and histology and be introduced to the fundamental principles of systemic anatomy and physiology as they relate to homeostasis, with a focus on the integumentary system. Students will gain foundational knowledge of how structure and function relate to the pathology of commonly occurring conditions and impairments relevant to massage therapy.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 122 Anatomy and Physiology 2

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the organ level of human body organization, with a focus on the basics of human body anatomy and physiology. Students will apply theoretical knowledge in the areas of the cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, and respiratory system for their structure and function as it relates to the pathology of commonly occurring conditions and impairments relevant to massage therapy.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

One of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 123 Anatomy and Physiology 3

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the organ level of human body organization, with a focus on the basics of human body anatomy and physiology. The muscular, digestive, and urinary systems, metabolism, and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base homeostasis will be explored through theoretical knowledge and applied application in a laboratory setting.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

One of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 131 Musculoskeletal Anatomy 1

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the structural components of the musculoskeletal system, including all of its bones, muscles and their attachments, functions, and innervations. Students will be introduced to the muscles of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and the spine, with an emphasis on palpation and anatomical vocabulary.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 132 Musculoskeletal Anatomy 2

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the detailed structure of the musculoskeletal system, including all of its bones, vascular supply, articular surfaces forming the joints, range of motion and muscles acting on the joints of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and the spine. Students will be introduced to muscle testing, posture, and gait biomechanics, with an emphasis on mastering palpation skills and applying knowledge of anatomy to clinical orthopedic assessments.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

Or all of:

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MASS 141 Manual Skills 1

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will be introduced to manual applications of massage therapy. Students will study the physiological effects, indications, and safety considerations to various Swedish massage techniques. Students will develop their palpation skills and learn about proper body mechanics, patient handling, hygiene standards, and draping techniques used in massage therapy.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 142 Manual Skills 2

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study advanced manual applications of massage therapy. Physiological effects, indications, and contraindications to advanced Swedish and myofascial techniques will be studied. Students will continue to develop their palpation skills and apply principles of proper body mechanics, patient/client handling, and hygiene standards used in massage therapy.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 151 Neurology 1: Peripheral Nervous System

Effective Date: September 2018

Students study the peripheral divisions of nervous tissue with a focus on the spinal and cranial nerves. Specific innervations which affect musculoskeletal health will be explored and assessed.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$661.05 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 152 Neurology 2: Central Nervous System

Effective Date: September 2018

Students study the peripheral divisions of nervous tissue with a focus on the spinal and cranial nerves. Specific innervations which affect musculoskeletal health will be explored and assessed.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$661.05 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 161 Systemic Treatment 1

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will explore methods for the appropriate treatment of systemic conditions, including vascular headaches, peripheral vascular conditions, digestive system pathologies, and respiratory dysfunctions. Students will apply theoretical knowledge and practical application of various treatment techniques with an emphasis on safe and effective treatment. Students will utilize clinical reasoning skills and problem solving in adapting treatment techniques.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

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MASS 180 Principles of Assessment

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the assessment techniques of common clinical soft tissue conditions and impairments relevant to massage therapy. Students will learn the components of an assessment, with an emphasis on history taking and conducting a physical examination.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Tuition
$1,101.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

All of:

Or all of:

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MASS 182 Self-Care for Therapists

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study about the physical, mental, and emotional requirements of a massage therapist. Selfassessment, appropriate self-disclosure, and stress management techniques and strategies will be explored.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 blended learning hour per week
Tuition
$661.05 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 191 Clinical Placement 1

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will utilize the knowledge and skills acquired and integrate them into clinical practice through experiential learning opportunities at community placements. Swedish massage techniques will be employed with an emphasis on safe, effective, and ethical treatment. Students will present and discuss clinical cases in circle to foster an open and inclusive sharing environment.

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Credits
3
Format
1 seminar hour and 8 supervised field practice hours per week
Tuition
$1,983.15 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

All of:

One of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 192 Clinical Placement 2

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will utilize the knowledge and skills acquired and integrate them into clinical practice through experiential learning opportunities at community placements. Massage techniques and hydrotherapy modalities will be employed for the treatment of soft tissue pathologies, with an emphasis on safe, effective, and ethical treatment. Students will present and discuss clinical cases in circle to foster an open and inclusive sharing environment.

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Credits
3
Format
1 seminar hour and 8 supervised field practice hours per week
Tuition
$1,983.15 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 224 Anatomy and Physiology 4

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the organ level of human body organization, with a focus on the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system, male and female reproductive systems, pregnancy, and development. The integration of these physiological processes with the whole body and its application to massage therapy will also be studied.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 262 Systemic Treatment 2

Effective Date: September 2018

Students explore appropriate treatment methods for cancer, dermatological, connective tissue, endocrine, cardiovascular, and female reproduction disorders. Students will study pregnancy, labour and delivery, infant and breast massage treatments. Students will apply theoretical knowledge and various treatment techniques with an emphasis on safe and effective treatment. Students continue to develop clinical reasoning skills and problem solving in adapting treatment techniques.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 270 Regional and Spinal Orthopedic Treatment

Effective Date: September 2018

Students study the theoretical and practical skills in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic conditions of the axial and peripheral skeleton. Treatment principles and techniques will be explored, with an emphasis on safe and effective patient centred treatment plans.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

All of:

Or all of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 272 Joint Mobilizations

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study joint mobilizations. Students will study the theoretical knowledge of arthrology and arthrokinematics of the peripheral skeleton with an emphasis on the safe and effective application of mobilization techniques for rehabilitation.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

All of:

Or all of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 274 Neurological Assessment and Treatment

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the assessment and treatment of central and peripheral nervous system disorders, with a focus on treatment planning, treatment application, and rehabilitation of patients with these disorders.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Tuition
$881.40 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

One of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 276 Postsurgical Treatment Considerations

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study common surgical procedures and postsurgical complications within the context of massage therapy, with an emphasis on the identification of postsurgical contraindications to massage treatment.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$661.05 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

All of:

Or all of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 284 Medication Awareness

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the basics of pharmacology. Students will study commonly prescribed drugs and their side effects with an emphasis on identifying contraindications and precautions of drug therapy relevant to the practice of massage therapy.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 online learning hour per week
Tuition
$661.05 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 286 Pain and Stress

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the sensory, discriminative, motivational, affective, and cognitive dimensions of pain. Students will study pain measurement methods and the impact of stress on acute and chronic pain with an emphasis on differentiating between different types of pain and the clinical presentation of stress or pain related syndromes common to the practice of massage therapy.

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Credits
2
Format
2 lecture hours per week
Tuition
$440.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 288 Nutrition

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will study the basics of nutrition and how it relates to overall health and wellness. Students will study basic biochemistry of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals with a focus on the practical application of nutrition in massage therapy.

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Credits
2
Format
2 online learning hours per week
Tuition
$440.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 293 Clinical Placement 3

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will integrate knowledge and skills into clinical practice through experiential learning opportunities at community placements. Students will apply massage techniques, manual methods, and therapeutic exercise for the treatment of general and soft tissue pathologies, with an emphasis on safe, effective, and ethical treatment. Students will present and discuss clinical cases in circle to foster an open and inclusive sharing environment.

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Credits
4
Format
2 seminar hours and 13 supervised field practice hours per week
Tuition
$3,305.25 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 294 Clinical Placement 4

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will integrate the knowledge and skills acquired into clinical practice through experiential learning opportunities at community placements. Students will apply massage techniques, manual methods, and therapeutic exercise for the treatment of various systemic, orthopedic, and neurological conditions with an emphasis on safe, effective, and ethical treatment. Students will present and discuss clinical cases in circle to foster an open and inclusive sharing environment.

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Credits
4
Format
2 seminar hours and 13 supervised field practice hours per week
Tuition
$3,305.25 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

MASS 298 Integration Seminar

Effective Date: September 2018

Students will incorporate all of the knowledge and practical skills acquired in the entire program and prepare for the Registration Exam to become a Registered Massage Therapist. Students will review and integrate all material, techniques, and manual skills through practice exams and practical mock up scenarios.

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Credits
2
Format
2 seminar hours per week
Tuition
$440.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Diploma in Massage Therapy.

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