Wellness (WELL)

WELL 110 F  Pathology: The Massage Connection 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to meet the specific needs of massage therapy students and professionals interested in pathology. This course includes topics such as pain, inflammation and healing, and pathology associated with each of the systems. This class is part of the Physical Education's Therapeutic and Sports Massage: Massage Therapist Program. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

WELL 221 F Personal Training Internship 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of all courses in the Personal Trainer Certificate; ANAT 231 F, NUTR 210 F, PE 154 F, PE 235 F, WELL 040 F, WELL 119 F, and WELL 200 F with a grade of C or better.

ANAT 231 F, NUTR 210 F, PE 154 F, PE 235 F, WELL 040 F, WELL 119 F, and WELL 200 F with a grade of C or better. 36 hours lecture, 36 hours lab per term. This course is designed to provide our Personal Training certificate students an opportunity to train clients (current FC students) under the supervision of our Physical Education faculty. The trainer gains practical hands-on experience working with clients. Course may be taken one time for credit. (CSU) (PE 199 F UC review required.) (Degree Credit)

WELL 230 F The Body-Mind Connection 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. In this course, body-mind health refers to the integration of the mind (our thoughts, attitudes and emotions) and the body, and to their impact on our overall health and well-being. Body-mind health encompasses all aspects of our lives; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. (CSU) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE

WELL 232 F  Basic Introduction to Massage 4 Units

72 hours lecture per term. This course is the foundation for the entire Therapeutic and Sports Massage Program. It gives the students theoretical, practical and professional experience in massage therapy. The student will master a solid core of skills, body mechanics, client assessment and centering skills. The students will learn to give and receive a full body relaxation massage. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

WELL 233 F Intermediate Massage 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course focuses on massage applications with therapeutic and rehabilitative techniques. Students will learn therapeutic techniques that can maximize the efficiency of their work. Applications introduced include deep tissue, postural realignment, cranio-sacral motion and aromatherapy. Special attention is given to palpatory skills. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

WELL 234 F Advanced Massage 3 Units

Advisory: WELL 240 F

54 hours lecture per term. This hands-on course explores a variety of techniques appropriate to the spa setting. This course is designed to enhance the skills of massage students who have already completed the basic and intermediate massage courses. Methods and procedures of advanced soft tissue techniques and related topics; an integration of techniques practiced in intermediate massage. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

WELL 236 F Sports Massage 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course will offer the basic principles of sports massage. The class will give the student working knowledge of athletes needs and emphasizes preventive and post-event massage. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

WELL 240 F  Massage and Bodywork Skills Lab 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): WELL 232 F or WELL 236 F with a grade of C or better.

18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course offers students the practical experience of giving a professional massage. This lab experience develops student confidence and professional massage skills while working with the public under supervision of instructor. Students will massage each other and paying clients in a supervised setting. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

WELL 242 F  Stress Management and Relaxation Training 2 Units

27 hours lecture and 27 hours lab per term. In this course, the physiology of the stress response as well as specific physical changes, which indicate the onset of stress, will be covered. There will be discussion of the nature of various stressors, stress induced emotions as well as the role of thought process in the development and prevention of stress. Emphasis will be placed on the difference between "disputing" and "distracting" in managing stresses including the techniques used for each. Emphasis will also be placed on the analysis of stressful events and the application of the appropriate techniques. The place of diet and exercise will be covered as well as specific problem areas related to fitness such as back and neck care. Activity periods will cover flexibility and relaxation training, with instruction in the various relaxation techniques such as breathing, progressive relaxation, deep relaxation, Autogenesis and visualization. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

WELL 250 F Clinical Massage and Bodywork 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): WELL 233 F or WELL 234 F with a grade of C or better.

18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course offers students the practice experience of giving a professional massage that includes myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, acupressure and reflexology. This course develops the ability to these modalities to address the specific needs of the client. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

WELL 265 F  Movement Anatomy (formerly titled Kinesiology) 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course covers the musculoskeletal system and its function in human movement as well as movement in sports skills and activities of daily living and the muscles involved. This class will approach the human body primarily from a functional perspective. There will be emphasis on the relationship between the muscles and the bone as they relate to human movement. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

WELL 270 F Sports Internship 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): WELL 250 F or WELL 240 F with a grade of C or better.

18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. In this course, students will apply their knowledge and skills working directly with the public in supervised settings with several different populations. Students will perform field work under supervision in various settings such as community agencies, with athletic teams, spas, chiropractors or health care facilities. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

WELL 290 F  Adaptive Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): WELL 250 F or WELL 270 F with a grade of C or better.

18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. In this course, students will apply their knowledge and skills working directly with the public in supervised settings. Students perform field work under supervision in various settings; at community agencies, with athletic teams, spas, chiropractor, health care facilities and approved AMTA events. Students are required to complete 2 units for the Therapeutic Sports and Massage Certificate, Level I. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

Greg Aviles
Lisa Bassi
Garrett Campbell
Yolanda Duron
Alix Plum