Holistic Healing Professional

Price: $3,999.00

  

The Holistic Healing Professional
There are a wide range of opportunities available for today’s holistic healing professional and there are many different potential business relationships that will be encountered throughout a typical career. Learning more about the business world will serve to equip the holistic healing professional with information and tools that will inevitably be required as you begin your career.   

The Holistic Healing Professional Program
This program provides an overview of the theoretical principles for common massage therapy systems and manual techniques. The course discusses the historical influences from a variety of cultures in order to best understand the massage therapy industry and profession today. The course also serves to introduce both the theoretical basis as well as the demonstration of fundamental manual techniques in the traditional discipline of Western Massage (i.e. Swedish massage), and the contemporary systems of Myofascial Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Reflexology. This program further overviews anatomy and physiology, and human pathology in order to understand all the inner working of the human body, how you think about the human body as a health care professional, how they communicate to colleagues and clients respectively about their bodies, and prepares you for continued studies for the applications of massage therapy. Finally, this program discusses each body system in terms of the major anatomical structures and functions and explains how each system participates in homeostasis of the body. In addition, the course discusses selected major pathologies, including disease definitions and causes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments and changes in the body throughout the human lifespan.  

 

    

 

Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the organization of the human body
  • Define and differentiate Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology.
  • Explain the contribution that each major body system makes to homeostasis of the body
  • Explain basic physiological processes in each of the major body systems
  • Describe selected human diseases in terms of definition, cause, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments for each of the body systems
  • Describe common issues or changes to each body system throughout the lifespan
  • Define introductory kinesiology terms and concepts and relate to manual therapy.
  • Identify skeletal and joint structures, functions, concepts, and alignment principles.
  • Identify muscular structures, functions, and concepts.
  • Describe NM structures and functions. Describe theory and steps in basic NM therapies.
  • Define introductory biomechanical concepts and relate to body-use patterns, manual therapy, and body mechanics.
  • List and define components of ideal and faulty postures. Describe applications of postural assessment to manual therapy treatments and body mechanics.
  • Describe components of gait and relate to pattern recognition and body mechanics. 
  • Use Microsoft Office

Note:  In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.  This program can be completed in 6 months.  However, students will have online access to this program for a 12-month period.  

Education and Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program. 
  • National Certification Available:
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note:
Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

 

Training Plan