Spring 2022


Type Status Title Days Time Instructor
Evening Class  Hybrid Class OPEN WELL 705 - 45718 - Massage Theory and Practice II
WELL 705 Massage Theory and Practice II

Exploring massage therapy by further integrating spa and clinical perspectives associated with professional disciplines, knowledge, skill development, assessment and practice. Marketing, business, government laws and regulations, and maintaining proper documentation will be discussed. Topics include greater depth in massage theory, deep tissue massage techniques, tissue manipulations, and massage associated specifically to various special populations (athletes, physically challenged, among others).

Units: 3.5
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in, WELL 700 and WELL 703 or CAMTC approved school equivalent.
Corequisites: None
W 6:00pm-6:50pm Giraldo,K
W 7:00pm-8:15pm Giraldo,K
TBA Wimmer,R
Online Class OPEN WELL 708 - 45720 - Path/Pharm for Massage Therapy
WELL 708 Pathology and Pharmacology for Massage Therapists

An integrative perspective on the causes and effects of disease and the disease process in the context to the massage therapy profession. Focus on physiological mechanisms, disease states and symptoms, clinical assessments and indications / contraindications associated with diseases and disorders. Basic principles of pharmacology and commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals are also covered. This course cultivates greater understanding, dialogue and collaboration between clients/patients and holistic medicine health care professionals. This course does not teach students to diagnose since that is outside the scope of practice for massage therapy.

Units: 2
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: WELL 703 or , BIOL 250 or equivalent Anatomy and Physiology coursework taken at a CAMTC-approved or other regionally accredited institution.
Corequisites: None
TBA Wimmer,R
Online Class OPEN WELL 710 - 45721 - Clinical Kinesiology/Applied..

WELL 710 CLINICAL KINESIOLOGY AND APPLIED BIOMECHANICS FOR MANUAL THERAPY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: WELL 703, or BIOL 250, or an equivalent courses taken at a CAMTC-approved institution. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Client assessment through palpation of the structures and landmarks of the human body. Examination and analysis of the functional movements required for assessments. Applied biomechanics specific to neurological and musculoskeletal systems. Palpation skills include functional range of motion assessments such as motion implementation, manual muscle testing, and goniometer readings, among other assessment skills. Principles of structural kinesiology are presented in relation to functional mobility, body mechanics, gait, applied biomechanical analysis and joint specific palpation skills.

TBA Wimmer,R
Evening Class  Hybrid Class OPEN WELL 711 - 46475 - Sports Med & Manual Therapy

WELL 711 SPORTS MEDICINE AND MANUAL THERAPY (3.0)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: WELL 703 or an equivalent course from a CAMTC-accredited institution. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to the theory and practice of various manual therapy techniques used in sports medicine, including sports, trigger point, neuromuscular therapy, and facilitated stretching among others. Emphasis is on critical assessment skills for common conditions/injuries and evaluation to determine the treatment strategy/session planning for implementing manual therapy and massage techniques.

T 6:00pm-6:50pm Giraldo,K
T 7:00pm-8:15pm Giraldo,K
TBA Wimmer,R
Online Class OPEN WELL 713 - 46491 - Asian Bodywork Traditions

WELL 713 ASIAN BODYWORK TRADITIONS THEORY AND PRACTICE (3.0)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 40-45 lecture/24-27 lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program or existing CAMTC massage therapy certification or previous massage background. Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent; and WELL 721, or WELL 725 or WELL 740 or equivalent.
Exploration of the foundations of classical Shiatsu theory, emerging styles of contemporary Shiatsu modalities, Chinese acupressure, and integrated techniques. History of Japanese medicine and traditional Chinese medical concepts as they relate to Shiatsu and acupressure. Focus on Shiatsu and acupressure theory, Eastern perspectives of anatomy and physiology, the concept of energy and its dynamic relationship with health, prevention and disease. Various bodywork assessments, techniques and treatment strategies associated with both ancient energy-based traditions will be covered. Transfer credit: CSU.

TBA Wimmer,R
Online Class OPEN WELL 718 - 46521 - Stress Management Techniques
WELL 718 Stress Management Techniques for Health and Wellness

Exploring stress management techniques providing support when dealing with challenging situations associated with every-day stress. Learning the sources of stress, physiological implications, prevention and various stress reducing techniques. Meditation, breathing, and guided visualization techniques, among other stress reduction modalities.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area E1)
TBA Egan,C
Online Class OPEN WELL 723 - 47068 - Ayurvedic Aromatherapy

WELL 723 AYURVEDIC AROMATHERAPY (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Ayurvedic aromatherapy is an ancient healing technique with emphasis on using essential oils to bring the body into balance for health and healing. Focus on Ayurvedic foundations, concepts of Dosha, and use of essential oils to support the immune system and counterbalance stress and anxiety. Addresses how and what essential oils are appropriate to balance Chakras and individualized Dosha constitutions for maintaining health and wellness. Transfer credit: CSU.

TBA Wimmer,R
Online Class OPEN WELL 740 - 45300 - Conscious Eating
WELL 740 CONSCIOUS EATING: A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO HEALTH AND HEALING (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Explores the connection between health and eating from various cultural perspectives. Demystifying food used for healing from global medicinal perspectives comparing similarities and differences. Encompassing dynamic relationships between the food we eat, our consciousness, attitudes, and the environment in which we live and how it relates to our health. Providing greater clarity and more informed choices promoting a sustainable approach to health and healing.

TBA Wimmer,R
Online Class OPEN WELL 765 - 46873 - Everyday Uses of Herbs

WELL 765 EVERDAY USES OF HERBS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed to explore the use of herbs to maintain health and well-being. Topics include the history, categories, selection process, preparation methods, indications/contraindications with everyday use of herbs. Students are aware that they do not diagnose or prescribe herbs. The knowledge gained can be use in conjunction with, not in lieu of, one's health care provider.

TBA Wimmer,R