Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.A.S. Degree in Massage Therapy - Catalog Year 2017-18

Note: Students with transfer credits should consult departmental advisers as soon as possible.

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exempt

I.C. BI 301 Anatomy and Physiology I

4

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exempt

BI 330 Myology - FALL ONLY

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exempt

HA 101 Eastern Massage Therapy I - FALL ONLY

2

Co-req.: BI 301 All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better

HA 102 Western Massage Therapy I - FALL ONLY

2

Co-req.: BI 301 All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better

HA 100 Foundations of Therapeutic Massage

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exempt

Total credits for the term

17

Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

BI 302 Anatomy and Physiology II (Flexible Core 2.E.)

4

Pre-req.: BI 301 with C or better

BI 331 Kinesiology - SPRING ONLY

3

Pre-req.: BI 330 or permission of instructor

HA 103 Eastern Massage Therapy II - SPRING ONLY

2

Pre-req.: HA 100, HA 101, and BI 301, all with a C or better

HA 104 Western Massage Therapy II - SPRING ONLY

2

Pre-req.: HA 102; co-req.: BI 331

PSYC 101 Psychology (Flexible Core 2. E.)

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 if required

Total credits for the term

17


Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

BI 325 Neurophysiology - FALL ONLY

3

Pre-req.: BI 301 and 302 or BI 235 and 421

HA 203 Massage Practicum I - FALL ONLY

2

Pre-req.: BI 331; co-req.: HA 220 and 202

HA 220 Pathology for Massage Therapy - FALL ONLY

3

Pre-req.: BI 302 and HA 104; co-req.: BI 325

HA 202 Western Massage Therapy III - FALL ONLY

2

Pre-req.: HA 104; co-req.: HA 203

MA 321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society (Required Core 1.B.)

3

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exempt


Total credits for the term

13





Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

HA 205 Professional Issues in Massage Therapy

2

Co-req.: HA 204

HA 204 Massage Practicum II - SPRNG ONLY

3

Pre-req.: HA 203; co-req.: HA 221

HA 221 Pathology for Massage Therapy II - SPRNG ONLY

3

Pre-req.: HA 220

Elective: HA 206, 207, 208, or 209 - SPRING ONLY – See list below

2

Check individual courses for pre and co=requisites

History or Social Science (Flexible Core 2. A, B, or D

3

Pre-req. or co-req. for HIST courses: ENGL 101

Pre-req. for Social Sciences courses: BE 122/226 if required

Total credits for the term

13

Total credits required for the A.A.S. in Massage Therapy

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  3. Certain HA and BI courses are only offered only in the fall or spring semesters.
  4. A minimum grade of C is required for all HA and BI courses to advance to the next course. A minimum grade of C is required for all HA and BI courses to earn the degree.
  5. Students must obtain liability insurance for BI 330 and BI 331, and for many HA courses.
  6. Students are encouraged to take some courses in summer and sinter sessions; check with advisers

Elective courses

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

HA 206 Pregnancy Massage

2

Prerequisites: CPR and First Aid Certification, BI 302, BI 331, HA 101, HA 104; or permission of instructor

HA 207 Hospital-Based Massage

2

Prerequisites: CPR and First Aid Certification, medical clearance, liability/malpractice insurance, BI 302, BI 331, HA 101, HA 104; or permission of instructor

HA 208 Sports Massage

2

Prerequisites: CPR and First Aid Certification, BI 302, BI 331, HA 101, HA 104; or permission of instructor

HA 209 Thai Massage

2

Prerequisites: CPR and First Aid Certification, BI 302, BI 331, HA 101, HA 104; or permission of instructor


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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Massage Therapy 

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a strong foundation in the biological sciences, together with a broad-based general education in the liberal arts
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the art and science of massage therapy, within a holistic health framework
  3. Comprehend theoretical knowledge of and apply Eastern and Western massage therapy techniques  
  4. Work with clients in a variety of settings, under the direct supervision of a licensed faculty member
  5. Demonstrate understanding of professional issues, including legal and ethical concern, business practices and the importance of continuing education throughout the career
  6. Prepare for application for licensure in New York State

May 2017

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