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Massage Therapy Courses

Massage therapy courses at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business prepare graduates for certification and licensing exams. Students in our massage therapy programs receive extensive hands-on experience practicing on clients in our student massage clinics. Licensed massage therapists are welcome to enroll in courses for continuing education credit.  

Massage therapy programs

Massage therapy course descriptions

MS106 - Swedish Massage (2 Credits)
Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge necessary to perform full body Swedish massage and basic chair massage routines. Topics include the history of massage, legal considerations, equipment, safety practices, basic musculoskeletal identification, benefits and contraindications of massage, technique application, client consultation, assessment and basic documentation. Each student performs massage in a clinic setting involving non-class participants.

MS107 - Swedish Massage (2 Credits)
Prerequisite or Concurrent: MA110. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge necessary to perform full-body Swedish massage and basic chair massage routines. Topics include the history of massage, legal considerations, equipment, safety practices, basic musculoskeletal identification, benefits and contraindications of massage, technique application, client consultation, assessment and basic documentation.

MS115 - Swedish Massage (3 Credits)
Prerequisite or Concurrent: NS140. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge necessary to perform full-body Swedish massage and basic chair massage routines. Topics include the history of massage, legal considerations, equipment, safety practices, basic musculoskeletal identification, benefits and contraindications of massage, technique application, client consultation, assessment and basic documentation.

MS151 - Pathology for Massage Therapists (4 Credits)
Prerequisite or Concurrent: NS150. This course introduces postural analysis and disease conditions for eleven body systems, providing students with related skills needed by massage therapists.

MS152 - Pregnancy/Special Populations Massage (3 Credits)
Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge necessary to perform pregnancy massage. They are also introduced to massage techniques commonly performed in geriatric and hospice settings. Each student performs massage in a clinic setting involving non-class participants.

MS153 - Myofascial Release (3 Credits)
Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to manipulate connective tissue in a full-body myofascial release routine. Each student performs massage in a clinic setting involving non-class participants.

MS153 - Myofascial Release (3 Credits)
Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to manipulate connective tissue in a full-body myofascial release routine. Each student performs massage in a clinic setting involving non-class participants.

MS154 - Hot Stone Massage/Spa Techniques (3 Credits)
Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to perform full-body hot stone massage. They are also introduced to aromatherapy, reflexology, paraffin, body wrap treatments and hydro/cryotherapy. Each student performs hands-on applications of hot stone and select spa techniques in a clinic setting involving non-class participants.

MS155 - Pregnancy/Special Populations Massage (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS115. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge necessary to perform pregnancy massage. They are also introduced to massage techniques commonly performed in geriatric and hospice settings. Each student performs hands-on applications of pregnancy and special population's techniques in lab.

MS155 - Pregnancy/Special Populations Massage (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS115. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge necessary to perform pregnancy massage. They are also introduced to massage techniques commonly performed in geriatric and hospice settings. Each student performs hands-on applications of pregnancy and special population's techniques in lab.

MS156 - Myofascial Release (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS115. Prerequisite or Concurrent: HS150. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to manipulate connective tissue in a full-body myofascial release routine. Each student performs myofascial techniques in lab. Students receive eight hours of CPR and first aid training as part of this course.

MS156 - Myofascial Release (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS115. Prerequisite or Concurrent: HS150. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to manipulate connective tissue in a full-body myofascial release routine. Each student performs myofascial techniques in lab. Students receive eight hours of CPR and first aid training as part of this course.

MS156 - Myofascial Release (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS115. Prerequisite or Concurrent: HS150. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to manipulate connective tissue in a full-body myofascial release routine. Each student performs myofascial techniques in lab. Students receive eight hours of CPR and first aid training as part of this course.

MS157 - Hot Stone Massage/Spa Techniques (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS115. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to perform full-body hot stone massage. Students are introduced to aromatherapy, reflexology, paraffin, body wrap treatments and hydro/cryotherapy. Each student performs hands-on applications of hot stone and select spa techniques in lab.

MS157 - Hot Stone Massage/Spa Techniques (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS115. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to perform full-body hot stone massage. Students are introduced to aromatherapy, reflexology, paraffin, body wrap treatments and hydro/cryotherapy. Each student performs hands-on applications of hot stone and select spa techniques in lab.

MS194 - The Ethics and Business of Massage (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS115. Students learn scope of practices, ethical standards, policies and regulations that affect a massage business. Topics include establishing self-care strategies and successful therapeutic relationships; forming professional alliances; attracting target markets using sales, marketing and retention strategies; and how to aply financial, administrative and insurance processes to the massage profession. Students create business plan outlines for massage practices.

MS195 - Business of Massage (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS107. Students learn scope of practice, ethical standards, policies and regulations that affect a massage business. Topics include establishing self-care strategies and successful therapeutic relationships; forming professional alliances; attracting particular markets using sales, marketing and retention strategies; and how to apply financial, administrative and insurance processes to the massage profession. Students create business plan outlines for massage practices.

MS195 - Business of Massage (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS107. Students learn scope of practice, ethical standards, policies and regulations that affect a massage business. Topics include establishing self-care strategies and successful therapeutic relationships; forming professional alliances; attracting particular markets using sales, marketing and retention strategies; and how to apply financial, administrative and insurance processes to the massage profession. Students create business plan outlines for massage practices.

MS210 - Business of Massage (4 Credits)
Students learn scope of practice, ethical standards, policies and regulations that affect a massage business. Topics include establishing self-care strategies and successful therapeutic relationships; forming professional alliances; attracting particular markets using sales, marketing and retention strategies; and how to apply financial, administrative and insurance processes to the massage profession. Students create business plan outlines for massage practices.

MS214 - Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Massage (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS115. Prerequisite or Concurrent: HS150. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to affect and manipulate deep tissue in full-body deep tissue routines. Students gain skills and knowledge necessary to perform full deep-tissue routines. Each student performs deep-tissue massage techniques in lab.

MS215 - Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Massage (3 Credits)
Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to affect and manipulate deep tissue in full-body deep tissue routines. Students gain skills and knowledge necessary to perform full deep-tissue routines. Each student performs deep-tissue massage techniques in a clinic setting involving non-class participants

MS215 - Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Massage (3 Credits)
Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to affect and manipulate deep tissue in full-body deep tissue routines. Students gain skills and knowledge necessary to perform full deep-tissue routines. Each student performs deep-tissue massage techniques in a clinic setting involving non-class participants

MS216 - Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Massage (2 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS107, Prerequisite or Concurrent: HS150. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to affect and manipulate deep tissue in full-body deep tissue routines. Students gain skills and knowledge necessary to perform full deep-tissue routines. Each student performs deep-tissue massage techniques in lab.

MS216 - Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Massage (2 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS107, Prerequisite or Concurrent: HS150. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to affect and manipulate deep tissue in full-body deep tissue routines. Students gain skills and knowledge necessary to perform full deep-tissue routines. Each student performs deep-tissue massage techniques in lab.

MS216 - Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Massage (2 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS107, Prerequisite or Concurrent: HS150. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to affect and manipulate deep tissue in full-body deep tissue routines. Students gain skills and knowledge necessary to perform full deep-tissue routines. Each student performs deep-tissue massage techniques in lab.

MS217 - Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Clinic (1 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS214. This course is a hands-on class where the student performs massage techniques learned in Deep Tissue/Trigger Point class in a clinic setting on outside clientele. The student experiences a variety of body types and interactions with the public. Clients fill out health history forms and evaluations on the students' performances and students are required to maintain SOAP notes for each client.

MS245 - Anatomy and Physiology for Massage (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS115. Prerequisite or Concurrent: NS150. Students explore advanced human anatomy and physiology emphasizing the structures, functions and pathophysiology of the eleven body systems as they relate to massage therapy practitioners.

MS245 - Anatomy and Physiology for Massage (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS115. Prerequisite or Concurrent: NS150. Students explore advanced human anatomy and physiology emphasizing the structures, functions and pathophysiology of the eleven body systems as they relate to massage therapy practitioners.

MS245 - Anatomy and Physiology for Massage (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS115. Prerequisite or Concurrent: NS150. Students explore advanced human anatomy and physiology emphasizing the structures, functions and pathophysiology of the eleven body systems as they relate to massage therapy practitioners.

MS245 - Anatomy and Physiology for Massage (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS115. Prerequisite or Concurrent: NS150. Students explore advanced human anatomy and physiology emphasizing the structures, functions and pathophysiology of the eleven body systems as they relate to massage therapy practitioners.

MS256 - Introduction to Thai/Energy Work (2 Credits)
This course introduces students to Thai massage techniques and explores various energy techniques. Students learn basic Thai Massage and Energy Work techniques. Each student performs massage in a clinic setting involving non-class participants.

MS256 - Introduction to Thai/Energy Work (2 Credits)
This course introduces students to Thai massage techniques and explores various energy techniques. Students learn basic Thai Massage and Energy Work techniques. Each student performs massage in a clinic setting involving non-class participants.

MS258 - Introduction to Thai/Energy Work (2 Credits)
Prerequisite or Concurrent: HS150, MS272. This course introduces students to Thai massage techniques and explores various energy techniques. Students learn basic Thai massage and energy work techniques. Each student performs Thai massage and energy work techniques in a lab.

MS258 - Introduction to Thai/Energy Work (2 Credits)
Prerequisite or Concurrent: HS150, MS272. This course introduces students to Thai massage techniques and explores various energy techniques. Students learn basic Thai massage and energy work techniques. Each student performs Thai massage and energy work techniques in a lab.

MS258 - Introduction to Thai/Energy Work (2 Credits)
Prerequisite or Concurrent: HS150, MS272. This course introduces students to Thai massage techniques and explores various energy techniques. Students learn basic Thai massage and energy work techniques. Each student performs Thai massage and energy work techniques in a lab.

MS262 - Sports Massage (2 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS214. Students learn skills and knowledge needed to work with common rehabilitative and sport injury conditions and symptoms, including those necessary to perform a full sports massage routine. Each student performs sports massage techniques in lab.

MS263 - Sports Massage Clinic (1 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS262. This course is a hands-on class where the student performs massage techniques in a clinic setting on outside clientele. The student experiences a variety of body types and interactions with the public. Clients fill out health history forms and evaluations on the students' performances and students are required to maintain SOAP notes for each client.

MS270 - Sports Massage (3 Credits)
Students learn skills and knowledge needed to work with common rehabilitative and sport injury conditions and symptoms, including those necessary to perform a full sports massage routine. Each student performs sports massage techniques in a clinic setting involving non-class participants.

MS270 - Sports Massage (3 Credits)
Students learn skills and knowledge needed to work with common rehabilitative and sport injury conditions and symptoms, including those necessary to perform a full sports massage routine. Each student performs sports massage techniques in a clinic setting involving non-class participants.

MS271 - Massage Clinical Practicum (1 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS155, MS156, MS272, MS273. In this capstone course, students integrate skills, knowledge and abilities acquired in all massage technique courses as they perform massage at a school approved practicum site.

MS271 - Massage Clinical Practicum (1 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS155, MS156, MS272, MS273. In this capstone course, students integrate skills, knowledge and abilities acquired in all massage technique courses as they perform massage at a school approved practicum site.

MS271 - Massage Clinical Practicum (1 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS155, MS156, MS272, MS273. In this capstone course, students integrate skills, knowledge and abilities acquired in all massage technique courses as they perform massage at a school approved practicum site.

MS271 - Massage Clinical Practicum (1 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS155, MS156, MS272, MS273. In this capstone course, students integrate skills, knowledge and abilities acquired in all massage technique courses as they perform massage at a school approved practicum site.

MS271 - Massage Clinical Practicum (1 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS155, MS156, MS272, MS273. In this capstone course, students integrate skills, knowledge and abilities acquired in all massage technique courses as they perform massage at a school approved practicum site.

MS271 - Massage Clinical Practicum (1 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS155, MS156, MS272, MS273. In this capstone course, students integrate skills, knowledge and abilities acquired in all massage technique courses as they perform massage at a school approved practicum site.

MS271 - Massage Clinical Practicum (1 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS155, MS156, MS272, MS273. In this capstone course, students integrate skills, knowledge and abilities acquired in all massage technique courses as they perform massage at a school approved practicum site.

MS271 - Massage Clinical Practicum (1 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS155, MS156, MS272, MS273. In this capstone course, students integrate skills, knowledge and abilities acquired in all massage technique courses as they perform massage at a school approved practicum site.

MS272 - Deep Tissue and Sports Massage (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS115. Prerequisite or Concurrent: HS150. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to perform deep tissue and sports massage techniques. Students gain skills and knowledge necessary to assess the client’s condition so they apply the most effective technique. Each student performs deep-tissue and sports massage techniques in lab.

MS273 - Deep Tissue and Sports Massage Clinic (2 Credits)
Prerequisite: MS272. This course is a hands-on class where the student performs massage techniques in a clinic setting on outside clientele. The student experiences a variety of body types and interactions with the public. Clients fill out health history forms and evaluations on the students' performances and students are required to maintain SOAP notes for each client.

MS285 - Condition Specific Assessment Strategies (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS151, MS245, MS273, NS150. Students identify conditions through assessment techniques including verbal intake, postural assessment and range of motion. They apply learned massage techniques to specific conditions common to a typical therapeutic massage and body work practice.

MS290 - Integrative Case Study Analysis (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS151, MS273, MS285. In this course, students develop treatment plans based on published case studies and then apply those plans under mock conditions. Critical thinking skills are emphasized.

MS300 - Craniosacral Therapy/Lymph Drainage (4 Credits)
This course introduces advanced skills and knowledge necessary to perform a full craniosacral and lymphatic drainage treatment. Each student performs craniosacral and lymphatic drainage massage techniques in a clinic setting involving non-class participants.

MS300 - Craniosacral Therapy/Lymph Drainage (4 Credits)
This course introduces advanced skills and knowledge necessary to perform a full craniosacral and lymphatic drainage treatment. Each student performs craniosacral and lymphatic drainage massage techniques in a clinic setting involving non-class participants.

MS301 - Craniosacral/Lymphatic Drainage Therapies (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS156, MS272. This course introduces advanced skills and knowledge necessary to perform craniosacral and lymphatic drainage treatments. Each student performs craniosacral and lymphatic drainage massage techniques in a lab setting.

MS301 - Craniosacral/Lymphatic Drainage Therapies (3 Credits)
Prerequisites: MS156, MS272. This course introduces advanced skills and knowledge necessary to perform craniosacral and lymphatic drainage treatments. Each student performs craniosacral and lymphatic drainage massage techniques in a lab setting.

MSCBAS1 - Cosmetology Basics (0 Credits)
245 hours basic instruction and pre-clinical training skills in: related science, business and salon management, safety and sanitatin, other elected subjects.

MSCGRA1 - Cosmetology Grades (0 Credits)
All grades for all parts of the course. Used to run SAP.

MSCI38 - Cosmetology Instructor Certification (0 Credits)

MSCPRA1 - Cosmetology Practical (0 Credits)
1130 hours applied scinces and clinical skill in shampooing, scalp and hair conditioning, hair design and shaping, chemical hair control, hair coloring, hair styling, facials and makeup, manicures.

MSCQUO1 - Cosmetology Clinical Services (0 Credits)
For graduation, each student needs to complete 300 shampoos, 150 Scalp/Hair conditioning reconstructs, 60 PW/Relax Chemical Hair Controls, 40 Haire Color/Rinses, 10 Foilings, 300 Hair Stylings, 60 Facials/Makeups/Waxings, 75 Hair Shapings, 35 Manicures, 15 Pedicures, 30 nails (Sculptured Acrylic or Gel), 70 nails (Wrap/Gel, Acrylic with tips or overlays)

MSCREAC155 - Cosmetology 155 Reactivation (0 Credits)

MSCREF40 - Cosmetology Refresher (40) (0 Credits)
MN State Board Requirement

MSCTHE1 - Cosmetology Theory (0 Credits)
175 hours of additional instruction in related theory and sciences.

MSCTRP - Cosmetology Transfer Hours Practical (0 Credits)
Transfer Hours Practical

MSCTRT - Cosmetology Transfer Hours Theory (0 Credits)
Transfer Hours Theory

MSCWIAH - Cosmetology Wisconsin Additional Hours (0 Credits)
Wisconsin Additional Hours.

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