NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    May 24, 2024  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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HLTK 1740 - Ergonomics

This course focuses on the theory and application of ergonomics. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and modify working conditions to protect the massage therapist from somatic dysfunction, incorrect body alignment, posture and movement.

Credits: 2

Instructional Method Lecture

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of HLTK 1740 Ergonomics, the student will:

  1. Define ergonomics and its role in the field of massage therapy and the office.
  2. Explain biomechanical fundamentals and how improper repetitive motion can lead to chronic injury/pain.
  3. Demonstrate neutral body alignment.
  4. Perform an ergonomic assessment on a client.

Program Outcomes
Massage Therapy

PO# 3 Demonstrate effective use of techniques of a modality in the clinical setting.

PO#6 Correlate Body Structure and Function to maintain health.

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