2013 - 2014 Student Catalog 
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2013 - 2014 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAS 102 - Myology I: Biomechanics of Movement

3 Cr.

This lecture and laboratory course which begins an in depth study of muscles and their functions. The lecture component of the course emphasizes muscle origin and insertion, action potential, innervation, range of motion, and a thorough discussion of therapeutic techniques used in treating individual muscles and specific muscle groups as they relate to massage therapy. The laboratory component consists of locating various muscles and muscle groups, identifying their cooperative and antagonistic relationships, origin and insertion, palpation (where applicable), postural assessment, gait assessment, passive/assisted/resisted stretch techniques, muscle testing and a practical introduction of various therapeutic massage techniques. Specific focus is placed on the muscles of the head, neck and upper extremity. Usually offered Fall semester.
Pre-Requisites: that may be met concurrently: MAS 101 and BIO 213.

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