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LMT 175N Practicum - Massage Therapy for Special Populations
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Practicum - 45 Hours
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
Cross-Listed: None


Description: Practicum consisting of 45 hours of hands-on experience with emphasis on massage for special populations under supervision of an instructor. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better to pass this course. Students who fail will not be allowed to repeat this course. Students who withdraw with instructor's permission may retake this course only once with instructor permission.

Prerequisites: 1. Instructor's consent
2. Mandatory requirements specific to HPM175N must be met before enrollment.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Demonstrate the skills required for effective massages for special populations.
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate fundamentals of proper body mechanics.
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate proper draping, hygiene, sanitation, and safety for the patient during a massage.
4. (Application Level) Apply professional communication skills with clients and co-workers.
5. (Application Level) Apply effective record keeping skills.
6. (Application Level) Demonstrate effective housekeeping practices to maintain the massage facility.
7. (Application Level) Apply professional responsibilities (ethical, legal and liability issues) while at the practicum.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
This course has been developed using the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) recommended core curriculum and the Arizona State Requirements of 700-hour core curriculum for Massage Therapy.

NCBTMB Website: Core curriculum
http://www.ncbtmb.org/pdf/acknowledge_statement_guide.pdf

http://www.ncbtmb.org/applicants_what_you_need_to_know.php

AZ Requirements of 700-hour core curriculum for Massage Therapy:
https://massagetherapy.az.gov/

At completion of the degree, the student will be eligible to take the NCBTMB Certification Examination and apply for AZ license in Massage Therapy.