Certification Program for Acupressure-Tuina Massage

 


 

South Baylo University (SBU) offers courses for Acupressure -Tunia Massage Certificate program. SBU encourages students and faculty to excel academically in a nurturing and supportive environment.

300 Hours Program

Course #    Course Title

Hours

MT 100   Acupressure and Tui-Na

60

MT 101   Swedish Massage and Reflexology

60

MT 102   Shiatsu and Trigger Point Therapy

60

MT 103   Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Therapy

60

MT 104   Ethics, Business & Professional Development

60

MT 105   Sports Massage and Personal fitness

60

MT 106   Therapeutic Communication & Documentation Qi Gong & Tai Qi

60

MT 107   Massage for Special Needs and Populations

60

MT 108   Non-Traditional/ Alternative Bodyworks Therapies

60

Complete any of 5 Courses listed above to be eligible for Massage Practitioner Certificate.
Each Course is 4 weeks in duration.  

Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology are taught throughout the program and are identified in the Course Description.

* MT 104 course must be completed before receiving Master Massage Therapist Certificate.


600 Hours Program

Course #    Course Title

Hours

MT 100   Acupressure and Tui-Na

60

MT 101   Swedish Massage and Reflexology

60

MT 102   Shiatsu and Trigger Point Therapy

60

MT 103   Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Therapy

60

MT 104   Ethics, Business & Professional Development

60

MT 105   Sports Massage and Personal fitness

60

MT 106    Therapeutic Communication & Documentation Qi Gong & Tai Qi

60

MT 107   Massage for Special Needs and Populations

60

MT 108   Non-Traditional/ Alternative Bodyworks Therapies

60

MT 109   Nutrition and Diet

60

Complete all of the above listed courses to be eligible for Massage Therapist Certificate
Each Course is 4 weeks in duration.  

Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology are taught throughout the program and are identified in the Course Description.

* MT 104 course must be completed before receiving Master Massage Therapist Certificate.

Tuition and Fees

Program Length

Tuition

Application Fee

300 Hours program:
Massage Practitioner Certification

$15/hour

$100

600 Hours program:
Massage Therapist Certification

$15/hour

$100

 

 

Course Description

MT 100- Acupressure and Tui-Na: 60 hours
This module is designed to prepare the students with the theory and hands-on skills involved in Asian Bodywork Theory and the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Students will be introduced to Yin/Yang, Five Element, and Meridian Theory. Students will receive a minimum of 10 hours of anatomy/physiology on urinary system, 5 hours of pathologies on urinary system, and 5 hours of kinesiology on muscle testing, postural stabilization techniques.

MT 101- Swedish Massage and Reflexology: 60 hours
This module is designed to provide the student with the theory and hands-on skills involved in practicing Swedish Massage and Reflexology techniques. Students will receive a minimum of 10 hours of anatomy/physiology on muscular system, 5 hours of pathologies on dermatopathology, 5 hours of kinesiology on Biomechanics.

MT 102- Shiatsu and Trigger Point Therapy: 60 hours
This module is designed to provide the student with theory and hands-on skills on Shiatsu and Trigger Point Therapy. Students will receive a minimum of 10 hours of anatomy/physiology on skeletal tissue and system, 5 hours of pathologies on tissue response to damage, 5 hours of kinesiology on articulation of upper body

MT 103- Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Therapy: 60 hours
This module is designed to provide students with the theory and hands-on skills involving deep tissue, myofascial release and neuromuscular techniques (NMT). Students will receive a minimum of 10 hours of anatomy/physiology of lymphatic system, 5 hours of pathologies on lymphoid and hemopoetic, 5 hours of kinesiology on articulation of lower body

MT 104- Ethics, Business & Professional Development, Contraindication and Health and Hygiene: 60 hours
This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the job opportunities in the massage industry, daily business aspects of starting, operating, and marketing a successful massage therapy practice, while building business skills. Professionalism, ethical practice, the law as it relates to massage and communication are discussed. Also including discussion of Contraindication and Health Hygiene for Massage Therapy.

MT 105- Sports Massage and Personal fitness: 60 hours
This module is designed to provide students with theory and hands-on skills of sports massage and personal fitness. Students will learn how to adapt basic massage techniques for sports massage applications, with pre-events, postevents, maintenance and addressing restorative massage protocols. Additionally, personal fitness will be discussed. Students will receive a minimum of 10 hours of anatomy/physiology on articulations, 5 hours of pathologies on development and genetic factors in disease, and 5 hours of kinesiology on anatomical structure & range of motion of upper body

MT 106- Therapeutic Communication, Documentation, Qi Gong & Tai Qi: 60 hours
This module is designed to provide students with an understanding therapeutic communication, documentation. Students will introduces to the basic principles of interviewing, documentation (SOAP chart), and medical terminology. Students will also learn the application of Qi Gong and Tai Chi in their practice to enhance patients well being. Students will receive a minimum of 10 hours of anatomy/physiology on fluid and electrolyte balance and acid-base balance 5 hours of pathologies on endocrine system, and 5 hours of kinesiology on anatomical structure & range of motion of lower body.

MT 107- Massage for Special Needs Populations: 60 hours
This module is designed to provide students with theory and hands-on skills of massage involving pre-natal, post-natal, infants, elder/geriatric and special populations. Additionally, the complexities of the psychological dynamics encountered in professional massage therapy, including the phenomena of emotional disease, armoring, working with chronically ill and disabled clients are explored. Students will receive a minimum of 10 hours of anatomy/physiology on reproduction system, 5 hours of pathologies gynecological and obstetric pathology, 5 hours of kinesiology general human movement and exercise.

MT 108- Non-Traditional/ Alternative Bodyworks Therapies: 60 hours
This module is designed to provide the students with the theory and hands-on skills on various non-traditional/alternative bodywork therapies including: Reiki, Polarity, Ayurveda, Chakra Balancing and Chromo therapy, Lomi Lomi, Sound and Music Therapy. Students will receive a minimum of 10 hours of anatomy/physiology on cardiovascular and respiratory system, 10 hours of pathologies on respiratory and circulatory system, 5 hours of pathology on bone, joints and connective tissue and 5 hours of kinesiology on muscle origin, insertion, and nervous innervations.

MT 109- Nutrition and Diet: 60 hours
This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of nutrition and diet. Students will learn the principles and science of nutrition and their relationship to health. Discussion on basis of health diet, sources of nutrients, human digestion and absorption, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins and its relations to common disease like diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease as well as renal and liver disease. Students will receive a minimum of 10 hours of anatomy/physiology on digestive system, 5 hours of pathologies on liver, biliary tract and pancreas endocrine system, and 5 hours of kinesiology on selective recruitment pattern and progressive resistance.

Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology are taught throughout the program and are identified in the Course Description.