Course DescriptionThis course introduces the student to the basic knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the upper and lower extremities, including associated bones, muscles, and nerves as it relates to massage therapy practices. Basic palpation skills introduced into massage practice.
- Identify and palpate gross musculoskeletal structures of the human body.
- Perform and classify all joint movements.
- Describe the structure and properties of the neuromuscular system.
- Define and identify the various types of muscle contractions and fiber alignment.
If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in `Ilima 107, ph.734-9552 , or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center in Manono 111C, ph. 734-9210 (V) or 447-1379 (videophone).
Please note: you will need to contact Kapi‘olani CC's DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi‘olani CC course even if you've already registered or receiving services at another UH campuses disability support program.
Successful completion of Introduction to Massage Therapy or Massage Program Director's approval.