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America ’s Institute of Traditional Medicine 美國傳統醫藥學院
Address: 2712 San Gabriel Boulevard, Rosemead, CA 91770 U.S.A.
Dear Massage Therapist/Technician:
Occupations/Job Title: These courses are non-credit courses , it purpose is to teach / train and improve attendees' professional level and business ability.
Prerequisite: At least, licensed massage therapy practitioner.
The Length of the Educational Program: The length of the educational program is 6 to 50 hours/ 1 to 4 weeks.
The Sequence and Frequency of Lessons or Class Sessions: The student has an option to choose from a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 50 hours to attend class/classes depending upon each cities ordinance. The course might last for 1 to 4 weeks. There will be a total of 6 to 50 hours per week at 1 to 8 lessons per week for 2 to 8 hours per class session.
The Complete List of Textbooks and Other Required Written Materials:
For Class in Chinese:
Self-Compilations by Instructors.
For Class in English:
Self-Compilations by Instructors.
Detailed, Sequential Outline of Course Names and their Subject Matter:
Recent Trend of Massage Therapy Techniques RT-10 Total 6 hours Lecture – 4 hours Practicum – 2 hours
This course covers an overview of some of the recent achievements and progresses in the field of massage techniques. This course also covers some of the unique or special massage techniques, which some of the therapists have developed. The course also introduces some of the popular massage techniques, which are being practiced broadly in nowadays.
Updated Regulations and Policies in the Massage Therapy Field
UR-10 Total 6 hours Lecture – 6 hours
This course covers some of the important regulations and policies that have already adjusted or changed lately in the field of massage therapy.
Recent Progress of Scientific Research for Massage Therapy
RP-10 Total 6 hours Lecture – 6 hours
This course introduces some of the recent findings and research that have been done scientifically in the massage therapy field in recent times.
Literature Review of Massage Therapy
LR-10 Total 6 hours Lecture – 6 hours
This course covers some of the famous massage issues and discoveries in the history. This course also introduces some of the massage manuscripts/publications, which were written by those famous massage therapists.
DS-10 Total 6 hours Lecture – 6 hours
This course provides the definition, scope, safety, method of application of dietary supplements; and the course also informs the special attention that the therapist need to know about if the patients take dietary supplements while coming to the massage sessions. As practitioners, it is necessary to understand some basic knowledge of dietary supplements in order to provide better massage sessions for the patients. The practitioners should also know how to corporate the dietary supplements with massage therapy for the patients.
QG-10 Total 6 hours Lecture – 2 hours Practicum – 4 hours
This course studies the way to incorporate Qi-gong into the current massage therapy practice. In this course, the instructor will also explain the ways that Qi-gong is able to assist healing for chronic illnesses such as insomnia, high blood pressure, stress, etc. Whether you are practicing Qi Healing or not, this course will help to provide a deeper understanding and experience of Qi-gong that will benefit the therapist and the people for whom the therapist do Qi Healing and give the therapist more insight into classical Chinese medicine practices, and will find this information helpful in explaining and educating the clients.
Tai-ji Quan Exercise
TJ-10 Total 6 hours Lecture – 2 hours Practicum – 4 hours
This course studies the way to incorporate Tai-ji Quan into the current massage therapy practice. The simplified 24 movement form is characterized by slow, relaxed, and evenly paced movement. This particular form is probably the most widely practiced type of Tai-ji Quan. This course also introduces the relationship between Tai-ji Quan and massage (the practice of Tai-ji Quan affects the quality of massage).
CS-10 Total 8 hours Lecture – 8 hours
This course covers some of the real cases and actual experiences of the patients have about massage therapy. This course requires students to participate the class discussions.
The Instructional Mode or Methods: These include classroom lecture, watching a videotape or DVD, etc., and clinical observation and internship.
Note: The course Dietary Supplements may be replaced by Basic Knowledge of Chinese Herbal Media for Massage. The course description is:
Chinese herbal media should be used while massaging to increase the curative effect, moist and protect the skin. The use of media for massage has a long history in China. In ancient times, ointment made from various herbal medicines was used as a medium for massage and it was called ointment massage. At present, media used in the clinical practice of massage are talcum powder, Chinese holly ointment, massage cream, onion and ginger water, sesame oil turpentine oil, lotion, carthamin oil, etc. The basic knowledge of massage media and herbal medicine will be introduced and discussed in this course.
1. Some participants practice/reside out of our city, so they are unable to attend the live seminar;
2. Modernized educational techniques using electronic audiovisual aids are reasonable means for continuing education.
3. We do not offer hands-on technique courses in continuing education programs at present.
The method of instruction/interaction used in our distance learning courses.
Electron communication refers to web camera, webmail, DVD, etc.; questionnaires before and after each lesson can be used to measure/assess the participant’s progress and learning outcomes. The questionnaires should be returned to the instructor electronically before and after each lesson.
For example: The participant is unable to answer most questions before he/she takes the lesson, but he/she will be able to answer most questions after he/she take the lesson.
For distance learning courses, the participant will take lessons using online chartrooms and electronic questionnaires.
How we determine that the participant will have access to the technology needed for your distance learning courses.
We will use telephone conversation and internet chat rooms to test and screen participants to be sure that they are able to access the instructional format (internet) of our course. Because participants will receive instruction via the internet, we must determine that they have access to such technology before signing them up. For example, because the internet is involved, we will assure that the participant’s computer allow him or her full access to all features of the courses, such as real-time video, or downloading of files in the formats that we provide. During the lesson, we have a roll call, and participants will have to sign in, fill out questionnaires, and send them back to us electronically.
What technical support us for our distance learning courses?
We will use internet, which has become popular. The messenger programs are free and easy to use. In case the participants have difficulty using technology, we will resolve the problem. We will provide technical support if the participant is having problems with any necessary programs and/or with access to websites. Yahoo’s internet services will be used.
How feedback is given to participants while our distance learning course is in progress.
We require participants to take questionnaires/quizzes or complete assignments with the internet before and after each lesson.
How we determine that the participants are in fact present when our distance learning course instruction is being held.
Our distance learning courses award a certificate of completion. During the lesson, we have a roll call; participants have to sign in and take questionnaires and send them back to us electronically.
How the learning outcomes of our distance learning course can be met with the delivery format that it employs.
We employ electron communication means such as web camera, webmail, etc. to teach the theories; the participants can communicate with instructors and classmates at same time; before and after each lesson questionnaires can be used to measure/assess the participant’s progress and learning outcomes. Moreover, for practitioners, we do not offer kinesthetic courses but cognitive courses only. Therefore, it is not difficult to achieve our aim.
Whatever registration information or password is needed to access our distance learning courses. We will use Yahoo’s chartroom, our access address is firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about distance learning, please contact the school. Add. : 2712 San Gabriel Boulevard, Rosemead, CA 91770 USA. Tel. : 626-288-1199. Fax:626-288-4199. E-mail: email@example.com
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