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Courses Offered

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to a variety of “wholistic” health modalities, including massage therapy, yoga, breath work, herbology, aromatherapy, flower essences, gem elixirs, Ayurvedic and Chinese health care systems. Structured to benefit students who wish to take the course for personal or professional purposes. Students will learn to evaluate personal lifestyle habits and be introduced to various natural healing modalities they can incorporate into their daily lives. Transfer credit: CSU.

@course hd:WELL 765 EVERDAY USES OF HERBS (3) @9 bd u/l, no indent, no + spaces:(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.) @ital text/no indent:Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent. @9/11.5:Designed to explore the use of herbs to assist with health and well-being. Topics include the history, preparation methods, and everyday use of herbs. Students will become knowledgeable about how to make herbal products, formulas, and an herbal first aid kit, along with learning methods to use in selecting herbs appropriately for everyday use. Students are aware that they do not diagnose or prescribe and that the knowledge they gain can be used in conjunction with, not in lieu of, regular medical assessment and treatment.

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

48-54 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: WELL 702 and/or BIOL 250, or equivalent; or Certified Massage therapist, or massage therapy student with anatomy and kinesiology background, or any allied and/or holistic health care practitioner/professional.

Designed to refine, develop and apply manual therapy techniques, assessment strategies and critical thinking in how to adapt various massage techniques within the sports medicine arena. Students will expand on anatomy, kinesiology and applied biomechanical components involved with sports medicine assessment/s and manual therapy implementation. In addition we will address current perspectives within the massage/manual therapy field and differentiate between different techniques as deep tissue, myofascial release, orthopedic, clinical, neuromuscular, PNF/MET, strain/counterstrain techniques, trigger point, integrative manual therapy along with various other techniques and manual therapy modalities implemented. Develop knowledge within the multi-disciplined field of sports medicine as well as collaboration among diverse allied health care practitioners. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

32-36 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: COSM 730 or COSM 745 or COSM 776 or WELL 701; or Certified massage therapist, or previous massage therapy training, or other allied holistic health care practitioners/professionals assessed on an individual basis.

Exploration of reflexology history, theory, techniques and sequences. Understanding and interpretation of how reflex points relate to the body. Navigation of individualized assessment criteria and associated techniques with various sequences of reflexology in conjunction with hand and foot massage. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)