January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2020  
January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Course Descriptions


 

Physical Therapist Assistant

  
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    PT 281 - Clinical Practicum II


    This final clinical experience provides students with further opportunities to improve their data collection skills and reinforce intervention techniques and concepts of proper body mechanics, therapist safety, and client safety. Students will also further improve communication skills, including documentation of goals, intervention plans, and patient progress. 6.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 0. Lab Contact Hours: 0. Clinical Contact Hours: 270. Prerequisite: PT 271 Clinical Practicum I . Corequisite: None.

Remedial

  
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    RE 090 - TEAS Readiness


    This course will review basic written and oral communication in professional writing, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Topics will include paragraphing, basic essay writing, basic math statements, an overview of scientific principles, the metric system, body system structure and function, and testing in professional nursing. Students who successfully complete this course will have the foundation necessary to succeed in the nursing program. Students will take the most current version of the TEAS test upon completion of the course. Those who make the TEAS minimum cut score for “Proficiency” level will be admitted into the Nursing Program. 0.00 credit hours - 2 contact hours per week. Contact Hours: 0.00

Radiologic Technology

  
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    RT 102 - Introduction to Radiography


    This course is an introduction to the basic principles of radiography and the role of the radiographer in the health care system.  Principles and policies of health care organizations are presented along with legal and ethical standards and the professional responsibilities of health care providers.  The basic operation of radiographic equipment, radiation safety, and image production are also introduced. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 107 - Methods of Patient Care


    This course is an introduction to the basic skills and techniques in the provision of quality patient care. Included are key concepts in communication, patient assessment, emergency care, aseptic technique, patient safety, basic venipuncture, and pharmacology. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 112 - Principles of Radiography I


    This course is the study of the physics of radiation production including basic atomic structure, the characteristics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic radiation, and photon interactions with matter. Included are technical elements involved in radiographic image production, including manipulation of exposure techniques, radiographic imaging equipment, quality factors, and controlling elements for optimal image production. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: MA 109 College Algebra  , RT 102 Introduction to Radiography , and RT 107 Methods of Patient Care . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 115 - Radiographic Procedures I


    This is the initial course in radiographic patient positioning.   This course includes the study of patient body habitus, positioning, radiographic anatomy, equipment manipulation, radiographic techniques and evaluation of radiographic image quality for body areas covered.  This course includes radiographic imaging of the chest, abdomen, and upper extremity.  Critical thinking and communication skills as related to procedure performance, patient care, and radiation protection are emphasized. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: RT 115L Radiographic Procedures I Lab .
  
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    RT 115L - Radiographic Procedures I Lab


    This lab is a demonstration of procedures in conjunction with RT115, utilizing radiographic imaging equipment in the radiography lab. Procedures practiced and demonstrated include the thorax, abdomen, and upper extremities as well as basics of equipment set-up, manipulation, digital processing, technique selection, and application of appropriate radiation protection techniques. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: RT 115 Radiographic Procedures I .
  
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    RT 122 - Principles of Radiography II


    This course is a continuation of the concepts of physics as applicable to electromagnetic radiation and radiographic image production, incorporating the principles of radiobiology and radiation protection. Included are the technical elements involved in digital image production, quality assurance, and the principles of fluoroscopic imaging. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: RT 112 Principles of Radiography I . Corequisite: None.
  
  
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    RT 131L - Radiographic Procedures II Lab


    This lab is a demonstration of procedures in conjunction with RT131, utilizing radiographic imaging equipment in the radiography lab.  Procedures practiced and demonstrated include the extremities and the spine. Students will also continue to use and improve on equipment handling and patient manipulation skills learned in prior courses. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: RT 102 Introduction to Radiography  and RT 115 /RT 115L Radiographic Procedures I Lab . Corequisite: RT 131 Radiographic Procedures II .
  
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    RT 135 - Radiologic Clinical Education I


    This course is a supervised clinical experience and competency evaluation. Emphasis is placed on radiation protection, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiographic technique, image processing, and image quality evaluation. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisites: RT 115 /RT 115L Radiographic Procedures I Lab . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 146 - Radiological Clinical Education II


    This course is a continuation of supervised clinical experience and competency evaluation. Emphasis is placed on radiation protection, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiographic technique, image processing, and image quality evaluation. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisite: RT 135 Radiologic Clinical Education I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 156 - Radiological Clinical Education III


    This course is a continuation of supervised clinical experience. Emphasis is on performing more advanced procedures and demonstrating improving levels of performance on previously demonstrated procedures and skills. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisite: RT 146 Radiological Clinical Education II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 230 - Radiographic Procedures III


    This course is the final positioning course and is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures II (RT131).  This course includes radiographic imaging of the skull, sinuses and facial bones, bony thorax, GI tract, and urological systems as well as surgical, portable, and pediatric procedures. Emphasis is placed upon higher level procedures and special care situations. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: RT 131 /RT 131L Radiographic Procedures II Lab . Corequisite RT 230L Radiographic Procedures III Lab .
  
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    RT 230L - Radiographic Procedures III Lab


    This lab is a demonstration of procedures in conjunction with RT230, utilizing radiographic equipment in the radiography lab and simulated special care situations.  Procedures practiced and demonstrated include the skull, facial bones, sinuses, bony thorax, GI and urinary tracts, as well as surgical, portable, and pediatric procedures.  Students are expected to exhibit increased proficiency using skills learned in prior courses as a learning base. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: RT 131 /RT 131L Radiographic Procedures II Lab . Corequisite: RT 230 Radiographic Procedures III .
  
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    RT 255 - Radiologic Pathology


    This course is an introduction to concepts related to disease and injury processes with etiological considerations. Emphasis is placed upon the radiographic appearance, impact upon radiographic exposure techniques, and the role of imaging modalities. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: RT 122 Principles of Radiography II  and RT 230 /RT 230L Radiographic Procedures III Lab . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 260 - Cross-Sectional Anatomy


    This course is the study of human anatomy in cross-sectional and reconstructed presentations, as used in advanced medical imaging modalities. It provides views of the body in transverse, sagittal, and coronal planes as well as in special reconstructive formats. Emphasis is placed upon major body systems and understanding anatomical relationships. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: RT 102 Introduction to Radiography  and RT 122 Principles of Radiography II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 267 - Radiologic Clinical Education IV


    This is a continuation of supervised clinical experience. Emphasis is on performing more advanced procedures and demonstrating improving levels of performance on previously demonstrated procedures and skills. 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisite: RT 156 Radiological Clinical Education III . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 277 - Radiologic Clinical Education V


    This is a continuation of supervised clinical experience. Emphasis is on improved levels of assessment and adaptation, as well as increasing independent exam performance. 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisite: RT 267 Radiologic Clinical Education IV . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 295 - Radiography Review


    This course is the final didactic course in the Radiographic Technology program.  Students will practice and enhance their study and test-taking skills in preparation for the ARRT exam. Targeted review is done using ARRT exam specifications with emphasis on areas of improvement which are identified using mock testing. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: Final semester. Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 297 - Radiologic Clinical Education VI


    This course is a continuation of supervised clinical experience and is the final clinical rotation for completion of the program. Emphasis is on completion of A.R.R.T. required competencies as well as improving procedural and patient care skills as needed to function as a graduate technologist at course completion. 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisite: RT 276 Radiologic Clinical Education V. Corequisite: None.

Natural Science

  
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    SC 090 - Foundations of Science


    This course will provide students with a foundation of core scientific principles related to the following areas: the metric system in scientific measurement, scientific approach to problem solving, fundamentals of chemistry, cellular structure, and tissues of the body systems. 0.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 0.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    SC 142 - Body Structure and Function (Semester Credit Hour Course)


    This course will provide students with information regarding body structure and function relating to each of the 11 body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, endocrine, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. Classroom experiences provide learning in the following topics: the major body systems, how the body systems work together to provide homeostasis, and body functions in the healthy and diseased states. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: SC 142L Body Structure and Function Lab (Semester Credit Hour Course) .
  
  
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    SC 143 - Body Structure and Function (Clock Hour Course)


    This course will provide students with information regarding anatomical and physiological concepts as related to the following body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and special senses. Biochemistry, cellular biology, and histology will be integrated into each system. Contact Hours: 45.00 45.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: SC 143L Body Structure and Function Lab (Clock Hour Course) .
  
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    SC 143L - Body Structure and Function Lab (Clock Hour Course)


    This course will provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the study of anatomy and physiology relating to each of the following body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and special senses. Biochemistry, cellular biology, and histology will be integrated into each body system. Contact Hours: 30.00 30.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: SC 143 Body Structure and Function (Clock Hour Course) .
  
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    SC 144 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology


    This course provides an introduction to the study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include an introduction to homeostasis, cells, and tissues, along with a basic study of the body systems and their interrelationships. The lab component of the course provides 3D interactive visualization of human systems. 4.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 75.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    SC 146 - Anatomy and Physiology I


    The first anatomy and physiology course in a two-term sequence will provide students with information and practical experience regarding anatomical and physiological concepts related to the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and special senses.  Biochemistry, cellular biology, and histology will be integrated into each system. 4.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 75 Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
  
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    SC 150 - Principles of Nutrition


    This course provides students with basic knowledge of human nutrition and related disorders. The course will focus on structure, role, function, and digestion of nutrients. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    SC 166 - Microbiology


    This course provides an introduction to the study of microorganisms.  It covers normal microbiota and pathogenic microbes.  Select topics include function, metabolism, genetics, growth, and relationships to humans and the environment. Topics related to human infectious diseases include transmission, host defense mechanisms, growth processes, and the spread of infectious agents. This course also includes a practical component.  3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
  
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    SC 186 - Chemistry


    This course presents the basic concepts of chemistry. Topics to be presented include: matter, atoms, molecules, and atomic structure; chemical bond theory; molecular geometry and properties; writing chemical equations; the conservation of matter in chemical reactions; oxidation and reduction reactions; pH and acid-base chemistry; buffer, and solutions; and equilibrium. Students will also be provided with an overview of organic chemistry and biochemistry. This course includes a practical component.  3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    SC 242 - Anatomy for Artists


    This course addresses the anatomy of the human body as a foundation for the student artist. Students will examine the 11 body systems with emphasis on the muscular and skeletal systems. This course will focus on anatomic detail in rendering the human figure. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: SC 242L Anatomy for Artists Lab .
  
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    SC 242L - Anatomy for Artists Lab


    This course addresses the anatomy of the human body as a foundation for the student artist. Students will examine the 11 body systems with emphasis on the muscular and skeletal systems. This course will focus on anatomic detail in rendering the human figure. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: SC 242 Anatomy for Artists .
  
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    SC 243 - Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing


    This course will build upon the Body Structure and Function course and will provide students with information about anatomy and physiology relating to each of the 11 body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, endocrine, digestive, urinary and reproductive. Biochemistry, cell biology, and histology will be integrated into each body system. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: SC 142 /SC 142L Body Structure and Function Lab (Semester Credit Hour Course) . Corequisite: SC 243L Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Lab .
  
  
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    SC 246 - Anatomy and Physiology II


    The second anatomy and physiology course in a two-term sequence will provide students with information and practical experience regarding anatomical and physiological concepts as related to the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and the male and female reproductive systems.  Biochemistry, cell biology, and histology will be integrated into each body system. 4.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 75.00 Prerequisite: SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I . Corequisite: None
  
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    SC 270 - Environmental Literacy


    Environmental literacy is the study of how individuals and society act successfully in daily life to relate to each other and to natural systems, and how they might do so sustainably.    This course will examine how scientific principles are applied to environmental issues.  3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    SC 358 - Physics


    This course presents concepts of physics as they apply to mechanics, temperature, heat, light, and wave motion. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: MA 204 Trigonometry . Corequisite: SC 358L Physics Lab .
  
  
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    SC 370 - Environmental Science


    This course explores environmental science through its impact upon society. Topics include ecosystem dynamics, the impact of population growth, resource management, energy systems, effects of population, and public policy. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: EN 104 English Composition I  and  MA 109 College Algebra . Corequisite: SC 370L Environmental Science Lab .
  
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    SC 370L - Environmental Science Lab


    In this course students will apply principles of environmental science through its impact upon society. Topics include ecosystem dynamics, the impact of population growth, resource management, energy systems, effects of pollution, and public policy. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: EN 104 English Composition I  and MA 109 College Algebra . Corequisite: SC 370 Environmental Science .

Social Sciences

  
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    SS 350 - Social Issues and Technology


    This course will examine the influence of technological development on American society. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing political, ethical, religious, social, and intellectual implications of technology. Topics may include technologies related to: energy; environmental degradation; human population growth, warfare and law enforcement; personal privacy; artificial intelligence; medicine and bio-genetic engineering. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.

Surgical Technology

  
  
  
  
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    ST 211L - Surgical Principles and Practice I


    This course teaches students a broad base of knowledge and application for the entry-level surgical technologist in the areas of asepsis, computers, electricity, instrumentation, equipment and robotics. Students will also demonstrate knowledge and application of suture and proper handling of sharps. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites: ST 102 /ST 102L Introduction to Surgical Technology Lab  and ST 111 Surgical Pharmacology . Corequisite: ST 220 Surgical Procedures I .
  
  
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    ST 231L - Surgical Principles and Practice II


    This course is designed to teach students the knowledge and skills to provide patient care in the surgical setting and focuses on surgical case management, as it relates to special populations, ethics, HIPAA, and hospital policies. Students will be competent in the required level of transferring patients, prepping, positioning, monitoring, and performing vital signs. Students will also be placed in various hospital settings to observe/participate in the process of the surgical services department. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites: ST 211L Surgical Principles and Practice I  and ST 220 Surgical Procedures I . Corequisite: ST 240 Surgical Procedures II .
  
  
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    ST 251 - Clinical Practicum I


    In this course, students will begin a clinical externship. While under the supervision of the surgical team, the student will observe cases and begin to scrub and assist team members when directed. Students become familiar with the operating room, procedures, and practices of the working surgical environment. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 270.00 Prerequisites: ST 231L Surgical Principles and Practice II  and ST 240 Surgical Procedures II . Corequisite: None.
  
  
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    ST 270 - Surgical Technology Examination Preparation


    This course will provide the surgical technology student with the needed preparation to complete the certification exam process. It reinforces academic knowledge, professional accountability, independent decision making, and the critical nature of self-assessment. The national certification examination for surgical technologists (CST), provided by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), will be administered in this course. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: ST 251 Clinical Practicum I . Corequisite: ST 261 Clinical Practicum II .

Therapeutic Massage

  
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    TN 115 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid


    This course will prepare the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. This course covers first aid and adult CPR training. This is a required course before the student can enter Massage Therapy Clinic. Contact Hours: 7.50 7.50 clock hours. Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    TN 120 - Massage Theory and Practice I (Semester Credit Hour Course)


    This course primarily consists of learning a Swedish massage full-body routine. Additional components include the history of massage, indications and contraindications of massage, the use of oil and creams, client draping, grounding and centering, proper body mechanic techniques, and self care for the massage therapist. Massage terms, directional terms, and medical terminology will also be covered to facilitate professional communication. The course introduces students to safety and sanitation procedures required for client interactions. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    TN 125 - Massage Theory and Practice I (Clock Hour Course)


    This course primarily consists of learning a Swedish massage full-body routine. Additional components include the history of massage, indications and contraindications of massage, the use of oil and creams, client draping, grounding and centering, proper body mechanic techniques, and self care for the massage therapist. Massage terms, directional terms, and medical terminology will also be covered to facilitate professional communication. The course introduces students to safety and sanitation procedures required for client interactions. Contact Hours: 60.00 60.00 clock hours. Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    TN 200 - Business Principles and Health Service Management


    Basic business principles that will be covered in this course include how to find a job; how to start your own business; promoting and marketing; public expectations of massage therapists and allied health professionals; business ethics; and financial management. The course information will provide characteristics of professionalism and discuss benefits of involvement in a professional association, the need for continuing education, and growing opportunities in massage therapy and allied health professions. Contact Hours: 60.00 60.00 clock hours. Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    TN 215 - Pathology for the Massage Therapist


    Pathology is devoted to the definition, etiology, signs, and symptoms of conditions commonly encountered by a licensed massage therapist. The purpose of this course is to help the massage student build a knowledge base upon which he or she can begin to practice. This knowledge base will enable a therapist to deal with clients in whom such conditions may exist and provide a basis for communication with other health professionals. Contact Hours: 60.00 60.00 clock hours. Prerequisites: SC 206 /SC 206L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab for Allied Health Professionals (Clock Hour Course) . Corequisite: None.
  
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    TN 225 - Massage Theory and Practice II


    This course consists of practicing massage therapy skills and will prepare students for the massage therapy clinic courses. The student will also learn an effective seated chair massage routine and side-lying massage routine as well as other approaches to enhance the experience of Swedish Massage. The course will introduce students to approaches with other health-related concerns. Clinic preparation involves learning clinic expectations, procedures and ethics. Students will learn the process of documentation of client information using SOAP notes. Contact Hours: 60.00 60.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: TN 125 Massage Theory and Practice I (Clock Hour Course) . Corequisite: None.
  
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    TN 235 - Kinesiology: Upper Body


    Kinesiology is the scientific study of muscular activity, anatomy, and the mechanics of the movement of the body and its parts. This course offers an in-depth study of the muscular/skeletal system of the upper body and other associated structures. This information is devoted to enhancing the skills and knowledge base for the massage therapist. Exploring the various actions of a muscle or muscle groups will further develop the skills for bodywork and better meet the needs of the client. The course will provide the opportunity for exploring various injuries or impairments, including the application of therapeutic massage, resulting in improving overall function. Contact Hours: 60.00 60.00 clock hours. Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    TN 236 - Kinesiology: Lower Body


    Kinesiology is the scientific study of muscular activity, anatomy, and the mechanics of the movement of the body and its parts. This course offers an in-depth study of the muscular/skeletal system of the upper body and other associated structures. This information is devoted to enhancing the skills and knowledge base for the massage therapist. Exploring the various actions of a muscle or muscle groups will further develop the skills for bodywork and better meet the needs of the client. The course will provide the opportunity for exploring various injuries or impairments, including the application of therapeutic massage, resulting in improving overall function. Contact Hours: 60.00 60.00 clock hours. Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    TN 249 - Therapeutic Strategies and Decision Making


    The course will cover problems related to specific client injuries, diseases, conditions, and limitations considering therapeutic strategies in providing massage, with resulting case management documentation, assessment, treatment planning, and client education. The class will also stress the timely review of client documentation, concise client history-taking, and prompt determination of session strategy, as well as development of a treatment plan with the client. This course will include practice certification exams. Contact Hours: 60.00 60.00 clock hours. Prerequisites: TN 215 Pathology for the Massage Therapist , TN 235 Kinesiology: Upper Body , TN 236 Kinesiology: Lower Body , and TN 251 Massage Therapy Clinic I . Corequisites: None.
  
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    TN 251 - Massage Therapy Clinic I


    This is the first course in a series of massage therapy clinicals. It is the hands-on application of massage therapy to clients. Clinic hours will be set up in a flexible schedule to accommodate the student and clinic needs. Each student will be required to maintain a certain number of clinic hours each week and follow the SOAP documentation procedures in order to track the progress of clients. Each student will need to complete 45 hours of massage therapy clinic and fieldwork hours in this course. Contact Hours: 45.00 45.00 clock hours. Prerequisites: SC 206 /SC 206L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab for Allied Health Professionals (Clock Hour Course) , TN 115 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid  (or valid CPR certification), and TN 225 Massage Theory and Practice II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    TN 252 - Massage Therapy Clinic II


    This is the second course in a series of massage therapy clinicals. It is the hands-on application of massage therapy to clients. Clinic hours will be set up in a flexible schedule to accommodate the student and clinic needs. Each student will be required to maintain a certain number of clinic hours each week and follow the SOAP documentation procedures in order to track the progress of clients. Each student will need to complete 45 hours of massage therapy clinic and fieldwork hours in this course. Contact Hours: 45.00 45.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: TN 251 Massage Therapy Clinic I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    TN 253 - Massage Therapy Clinic III


    This is the third course in a series of massage therapy clinicals. It is the hands-on application of massage therapy to clients. Clinic hours will be set up in a flexible schedule to accommodate the student and clinic needs. Each student will be required to maintain a certain number of clinic hours each week and follow the SOAP documentation procedures in order to track the progress of clients. Each student will need to complete 45 hours of massage therapy clinic and fieldwork hours in this course. Contact Hours: 45.00 45.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: TN 252 Massage Therapy Clinic II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    TN 254 - Massage Therapy Clinic IV


    This is the fourth course in a series of massage therapy clinicals. It is the hands-on application of massage therapy to clients. Clinic hours will be set up in a flexible schedule to accommodate the student and clinic needs. Each student will be required to maintain a certain number of clinic hours each week and follow the SOAP documentation procedures in order to track the progress of clients. Each student will need to complete 45 hours of massage therapy clinic and fieldwork in this course. Contact Hours: 45.00 45.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: TN 253 Massage Therapy Clinic III . Corequisite: None.
  
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    TN 255 - Wellness and Eastern Philosophy


    This course focuses on the concept of wellness and an integrative approach to health. The course is devoted to examining what it means to live by following a healthy lifestyle based off of philosophies from various traditions. The student will also learn the basic theories and practices of Eastern medicine as they apply to both massage practice and client evaluation. The course is intended as a survey of general topics associated with Eastern medicine; certain underlying concepts will be covered in more depth. Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    TN 256 - Specialty Areas in Massage Practice


    This hands-on course consists of learning and performing numerous massage therapy skills to enhance the student’s current application of therapeutic massage in a clinical setting. The student will learn the application and techniques unique to various modalities that include, but are not limited to, postural assessment, connective tissue massage, trigger point therapy, remedial exercise/stretching, applications of hot and cold hydrotherapy, and positioning. The course will incorporate a comprehensive analytical and practical application of therapeutic massage. Contact Hours: 60.00 60.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: TN 225 Massage Theory and Practice II , SC 206 /SC 206L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab for Allied Health Professionals (Clock Hour Course) , TN 115 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid  or valid CPR license. Corequisite: None.
  
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    TN 265 - Hydrotherapy


    Hydrotherapy is the study of water as a therapeutic agent, used both internally and externally. Thermotherapy (heat) and cryotherapy (cold) will be incorporated into this class to include steam, sauna, whirlpool, hot packs, sinus packs, aromatherapy, body wraps, polishes, etc. This course will cover the indications and contraindications of each spa treatment. This spa treatment class is intended to extend the choice of treatment modalities available to the massage therapist besides basic full-body massage. This class will extend their scope of practice and knowledge base of the spa industry while allowing them to offer these treatments to their clients. Contact Hours: 60.00 60.00 clock hours. Prerequisites: SC 206 /SC 206L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab for Allied Health Professionals (Clock Hour Course) , TN 115 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid  (or valid CPR certification), and TN 225 Massage Theory and Practice II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    TN 270 - Advanced Hydrotherapy


    The Advanced Hydrotherapy course will include advanced use of thermotherapy (heat) and cryotherapy (cold) and includes steam, hot packs, sinus packs, aromatherapy, body wraps, polishes, and complementary therapies. This course will cover the indications and contraindications of each advanced spa treatment and is intended to extend the choice of treatment modalities available to the massage therapist. This course will also extend the massage therapist’s scope of practice and knowledge base of both the spa and medical spa industries while allowing the massage therapist to offer these treatments to clients, providing a better opportunity for employment. Contact Hours: 45.00 45.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: TN 265 Hydrotherapy . Corequisite: None.
 

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