SPM-210, Sports Massage

Since Roman and Greek times massage has been used to prevent and treat athletic injuries and to help improve athletic performance. Many professional athletes, including the U.S. Olympic team, readily use sports massage. Its acceptance as an effective means of sports enhancement is apparent across a wide variety of professionals at varying levels of competition. This class provides an introduction into the practice of sports massage for students who choose to continue in this field. Students are taught pre-, post-, and inter- competition techniques. In addition, they learn the theoretical correlation between Massage Therapy and enhanced performance, injury prevention, and reduction of injury severity and recovery time.

40 Clock Hours / 3 Qtr. Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Swedish Massage, Anatomy & Phisiology, and Instructor approval