Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-537-138 060806 Kinesiology for the Massage Therapist
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-537-138 KINESIOLOGY FOR THE MASSAGE THERAPIST ...building upon foundation knowledge from musculoskeletal anatomy, students deepen their understanding with an emphasis on muscle groups used to perform specific actions. Students directly apply this knowledge through the practice of ROM, postural and gait assessments to identify muscles involved in specific injuries. Students learn how to integrate assessment techniques into a treatment plan for more comprehensive approach to client care. (Prerequisite: 10-537-120, Musculoskeletal Anatomy for the Massage Therapist)
Total Credits2
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Apply biomechanical principles to massage delivery and client assessment
  2. Relate concepts of biomechanics to effective massage delivery
  3. Analyze the role of the nervous system in relation to motor control and pathology
  4. Assess upper limb joints and muscles
  5. Assess lower limb joints and muscles
  6. Assess functions of thoracic and lumbar spine joints and muscles
  7. Assess functions of cervical spine joints and muscles