Class Descriptions

General Interest/Continuing Education/Electives

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Required and Recommended Textbooks 

 

Advanced Practice Skills Seminar

Course Hours: 6
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This seminar refines the clinical skills taught throughout OSMÕs 640-Hour Program. The focus is on enhancing the communication, assessment and bodywork skills in order to create successful client-therapist relationships and treatment. Students create an individual learning plan based on the focus of their massage practice. Three meetings are scheduled throughout the term and students must complete 14 documented massage sessions, an oral report, and a final essay to successfully pass the seminar. Advanced Practice Skills Seminar is offered to students as an on-siteÊalternative to the off-site practicum based Advanced Practice Skills class. Class sessions consist of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. This class is offered as a required component of the massage training for Oregon massage licensing.
Prerequisites: Clinic or SF Clinic, Final Quarter Declaration
Instructor: Morin

Writing materials
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Anatomy & Physiology I

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This course introduces students to general concepts in human anatomy and physiology including basic cellular function, the systems of the body and organization. Special focus is on the muscular and skeletal systems.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Brewer

Writing materials REQUIRED TEXTS: Anatomy & Physiology, 3rd ed., Premkumar & Anatomy Coloring Book, 4th ed., Kapit
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Anatomy & Physiology III

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This course focuses on the nervous, endocrine, digestive and reproductive systems.
Prerequisites: AP I
Instructor: Brewer

writing materials REQUIRED TEXTS: Anatomy & Physiology, 3rd ed., Premkumar & Anatomy Coloring Book, 4th ed., Kapit
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Aromatherapy Foundations - Part II

Course Hours: 7.5
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
Description:
Understand why quality and safety are critical issues for both you and your clients. Increase your repertoire with 5 additional oils. Learn additional treatments that are useful for a massage or healing practice as well as home health care. Shopping 101: learn how to find, evaluate, and purchase essential oils. Experience the magic of creating custom essential oil blends. (NCBTMB Approved)
Prerequisites: Aromatherapy Part I
Instructor: Sidlo

Required Text: Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers, by Shutes & Weaver. Aromatherapy kit from part 1, a bath towel, and writing materials. Bring Aromatherapy essential oils from Part 1, a bath towel, and writing materials.
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Building Your Ethical Body

Course Hours: 4
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This Ethics course provides a conceptual and physical foundation for working with the ethics of touch. The class is designed to strengthen the massage therapistÕs physical and mental resources, and provide clear strategies to build confidence and capability to deal with confusing and murky issues. It includes an overview and short practice of a variety of skill building techniques plus mindful movement exercises that strengthen practitioner boundaries and protect against harmful social/ environmental influences on massage and bodywork while connecting to oneÕs inner wisdom.
Prerequisites: Comm/Ethics or LMT
Instructor: Dixon

Wear comfortable clothing
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Business of Massage - Introduction

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:

Prerequisites: Mass Up & Low (Shiatsu SF Clinic, Clinic, Massage A&A may be Concurrent)
Instructor: Lee

Required Text: Business Mastery 5th Ed. - Sohnen-Moe, writing materials. ATTENDANCE at all class sessions is REQUIRED in order to pass this class.
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Clinic

Course Hours: 45
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:

Prerequisites: Mass Assess/App (concurrent)
Instructor: Sharp

Sheets, oil, bolsters, towel, face cradle cover, blanket
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Kinesiology - Lower Body

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
These 30-hour courses continue the study of the organization of the human body and how it moves. Upper Body focuses on the torso and upper extremities. Lower Body focuses on the lower extremities. Progressing one joint at a time, students will study the joint structure and function of the specific muscles (origin, insertion and action) that act on each joint. Each three-hour class consists of lecture, demonstration, quiz/review and palpation lab. Prerequisite: AP I
Prerequisites: AP I, Massage - Fundamentals
Instructor: Lee

sheets, washable markers, wash cloth, writing materials
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Kinesiology - Upper Body

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
These 30-hour courses continue the study of the organization of the human body and how it moves. Upper Body focuses on the torso and upper extremities. Lower Body focuses on the lower extremities. Progressing one joint at a time, students will study the joint structure and function of the specific muscles (origin, insertion and action) that act on each joint. Each three-hour class consists of lecture, demonstration, quiz/review and palpation lab. Prerequisite: AP I
Prerequisites: AP I, Massage - Fundamentals
Instructor: Hallett

Sheets, washable markers, wash cloth, writing materials
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Kinesiology Lower - Lab A

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:

Prerequisites: Must be registered in Kinesiology Lecture
Instructor: Lee

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Kinesiology Lower - Lab B

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:

Prerequisites: Must be registered in Kinesiology Lecture
Instructor: Lee

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Kinesiology Upper Lab A

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:

Prerequisites: Must take concurrent with lecture for UB Kinesiology
Instructor: Hallett

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Kinesiology Upper Lab B

Course Hours: 15
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:

Prerequisites: Must take concurrent with lecture for UB Kinesiology
Instructor: Hallett

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Massage - Assessment & Application

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This 30-hour class continues the training in therapeutic massage. Massage - Assessment & Application emphasizes the application of a variety of Western massage procedures with a variety of common immune, musculo-skeletal, inflammatory, emotional and body-mind conditions. Students will continue to gain a deeper understanding of related health sciences and the integration of technical bodywork procedures into a unified treatment session. This class includes learning exercises in practitioner/client communications, assessment, charting notes, practitioner self-care and body-mind integration
Prerequisites: Mass/Kines- Up & Low, Hydro, Path I
Instructor: Scott

Sheets, face cradle cover, oil/lotion,bolster(opt), writing materials, text
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Massage - Lower Body

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This 60-hour training continues the training in therapeutic massage. It consists of two 30-hour courses (Massage - Upper Body and Massage - Lower Body), which can be taken concurrently or separately. Massage Upper and Lower emphasize muscle specific application of a variety of Western massage procedures, a deeper understanding of related health sciences and the integration of technical bodywork procedures into a unified treatment session. Students will learn area specific bodywork. These classes include learning exercises in practitioner/client communications, practitioner self-care and bodymind integration.
Prerequisites: Mass - Fund., Comm, Kines Lower (concurrent)
Instructor: Morin

sheets,oil,bolsters,towel,face cradle cover,blanket
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Massage - Upper Body

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This 60-hour training continues the training in therapeutic massage. It consists of two 30-hour courses (Massage II - Upper Body and Massage III - Lower Body), which can be taken concurrently or separately. Massage II and III emphasize muscle specific application of a variety of Western massage procedures, a deeper understanding of related health sciences and the integration of technical bodywork procedures into a unified treatment session. Students will learn area specific bodywork. These classes include learning exercises in practitioner/client communications, practitioner self-care and bodymind integration.
Prerequisites: Mass Fund., Comm, Kines Upper (concurrent)
Instructor: Morin

Sheets,oil,bolsters,towel,face cradle cover,blanket REQUIRED TEXTS: Healing Massage Techniques, 5th ed., Tappan Trail Guide to the Body 4th ed. , Biel
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Massage Theory

Course Hours: 14
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Introduction to the theory of therapeutic massage and bodywork. FA20 - online: Theory only
Prerequisites: Fundamentals (OK, concurrent/ temp waiver (FA 20)
Instructor: Dixon

linens, lotion, bodywork needs / temp. waiver (FA20)
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Pathology I

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:

Prerequisites: AP I (recommended: A&P II)
Instructor: Nolan

Writing materials
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Pathology II

Course Hours: 30
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:

Prerequisites: A&P1 , Path I (recommended: AP II, AP III)
Instructor: Lev, L.Ac.

Writing materials
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Qigong

Course Hours: 3
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
Qigong means "ENERGY WORK". A moving meditation enriched with breath and imagery, this practice expands the breath, heals the organs and connects students with Nature and their inner Selves. Beginners and Experienced qigong practitioners will benefit from this self care class. Students will learn a series that they can practice on their own to recuperate and rejuvenate from the physical, mental and emotional stresses of bodywork. Movements are easy to follow and individualized for people living with acute or chronic illness or injury.
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Dixon

Wear comfortable clothes, including layers, wear comfortable shoes if you need them for support, bring yoga mat (if you wish, not required) and pillow to sit on
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Statutes

Course Hours: 6
NCBTMB Approved Course:No
Description:
This 6-hour class will introduce the student to the theories of professional regulation and the Oregon massage statute. Key provisions covered will be Ethical Standards; Scope of Practice and the Application of the Statute. It will include some discussion of regulation in Washington and other states.
Prerequisites: Communications/Ethics, Clinic (may be concurrent)
Instructor: Morin

There is a PRE-class assignment: Review the Oregon Board website pages on initial licensure, the Boarderline (found in Publications), and most current meeting minutes. Bring 2 interesting take-aways to class.
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