Therapy one-year certificate program focuses on the knowledge, skills
and attitudes necessary for employment as a Massage Therapist. The
program is designed to facilitate acquisition of knowledge and skills
for a profession in the holistic health care field.
The field of
Massage Therapy demands considerable personal commitment, professionalism
and physical and emotional stamina.
The curriculum includes significant amounts of study and practicum
experience. Student performance in the practicum is closely monitored
to ensure appropriate skill and personal development.
Interested students are advised of the demands upon their personal
and leisure time of such an integrated work-study approach.
Jan. 4, 2000
day to Withdraw
Day of Lectures
6, Oct. 11, Nov. 11
are accepted into the Massage Therapy one-year certificate in the
Fall term only.
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or
equivalent, with a minimum of 60% in one of Biology 30, Chemistry
30 or Science 30 (Biology 30 is recommended); English 30 or 33 and
Math 30 or 33.
With the application, students are required to provide a letter
of intent describing their background, work experience, reasons
for wanting to enrol in the program and the nature of employment
intended after graduation.
Applicants must present evidence of a recent medical examination
including tuberculosis test and evidence of current immunization
against communicable diseases in Alberta. It is strongly recommended
that applicants receive Hepatitis B inoculation prior to practicum
placement. Annual tuberculosis testing and record of contact with
Varicella is also required.
All fees are
approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program
(the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected)
and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated.
Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment
needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC
Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed
information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students
are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.
into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment,
volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion
of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students
should contact the Registrarıs Office.
completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Certificate
in Massage Therapy.
must have valid First Aid and CPR certificates in order to graduate.
a vastly expanding market for health related services, the profession
of massage therapy can be seen as having high job potential. Graduates
could develop their own practice, either independently or in conjunction
with other health care professionals.
at this time.
Fall Term Hours
BIO 145 Anatomy and Physiology (3-2) 5
FAD 150 First Aid and CPR (1-1) 2
MAS 140 Basic Massage (2-3) 5
MAS 146 Contemporary Issues (2-0) 2
MKT 188 Marketing (5-0) 5
Total 19 credits
MAS 130 Pathology (3-0) 3
MAS 145 Advanced Massage (1-3) 4
MAS 147 Massage Techniques I (3-2) 5
158 Small Business Management. (5-0) 5
CPU 151 Introduction to Computers (0-3) 3
Total 20 credits
MAS 120 Practicum 5
MAS 121 Special Project 5
Total 10 credits
MAS 120 Practicum
Prerequisite: MAS 145.
This course is 224 hours of working in an appropriate setting with
the opportunity to perform massage in a supervised setting.
MAS 121 Special
Project (5 credits)
Corequisite: MAS 147.
Students will select a topic of their own interest on a special
population, i.e. Infants, geriatrics, pre or post-natal clients
and complete a supervised research and study project along with
MAS 130 Pathology
This course provides students with the understanding of pathology
as it relates to basic structure and functioning of body systems
In detail study, pathology as it relates to massage and painful
tissues. Students will learn which pathologies they can and cannot
affect with massage.
MAS 140 Basic
Massage (5 credits)
This course introduces students to practical massage techniques
and theory. Included will be physiological, psychological and mechanical
effects of massage, indications and contraindications and introduction
to strokes. Involves hands-on practice.
MAS 145 Advanced
Massage (4 credits)
This course reviews of basics and move on to explore greater depth
of massage treatment techniques and advanced strokes. Hands-on practice.
MAS 146 Contermporary
Issues in Massage Therapy (2 credits)
This course will explore the ethical issues related to the massage
profession and societal attitudes. The course will provide students
with the skills to successfully relate with other people on a personal,
social and business basis.
MAS 147 Massage
Techniques (5 credits)
Prerequisite: MAS 145.
An introduction to trigger point work, hydrotherapy, beginning application
of acupressure massage, chair massage and reflexology will be presented.
Body mechanics and use of these techniques in massage situations
will be covered.