Course Descriptions

BIO-120, Anatomy & Physiology I

An in-depth understanding of human anatomy and the associated physiology of the various organ systems is essential to the practice of Massage Therapy. This course provides the student with a comprehensive investigation of all organ systems and an understanding of their physiology. Topics are discussed in a general scientific approach and geared toward the understanding of systems in relation to maintaining homeostasis in the body as a whole. This is linked to the practice of massage, and how manipulation through massage can affect the functioning of various systems. Topics include molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and organ system levels of organization. Lab time will be incorporated into the lecture courses as needed. Labs include identification and dissection of various structures using models to enhance the students’ understanding and visual imagery of the systems, their locations, and the interaction between them.

60 Clock Hours / 6 Qtr. Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: None