Beginning of a detailed study of clinical care by introducing theories, frameworks and conceptual models of clinical care. No prerequisites required.

A continuation of Kinesiology 1613, presenting a conceptual frameworks for massage, clinical decision-making, overview, social context, technical and interpersonal aspects of clinical care. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 1613.

A continuation of Kinesiology 1623 studying the aims and progression of treatment, homeostasis and its interruption by stress factors, various tissue type involvement and response to treatment (connective tissue, bone, muscle, nervous, cartilage etc.). Prerequisite: Kinesiology 1623.

A detailed approach to palpation and assessment for the recognition, treatment and management of various injuries and disorders affecting the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Beginning with initial client intake (medical history, interview and consent) followed by postural assessment, range of motion testing, end feels, resisted testing. Emphasis is placed on the practical component of palpations, landmarking, orthopedic and neurologic tests for the lumbar and thoracic spine, abdomen, thorax, shoulder and elbow. No prerequisites required.

A continuation of Kinesiology 1713 studying landmarking, orthopedic and neurologic testing of the cervical spine (including causes of headache, temporomandibular joint dysfunction), hand, wrist, hip, and pelvis. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 1713.

A continuation of Kinesiology 1723 studying landmarking, orthopedic and neurologic testing of the knee, foot, ankle and gait analysis. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 1723.

The beginning of a detailed study of hydrotherapy with general procedures, contraindications, therapeutic properties of water, additives, aims of treatment, thermal regulation. No prerequisites required

A continuation of Kinesiology 1813 studying hydrotherapy treatment variables, treatment classification (therapeutic and duration), law of action and reaction, hunting response, hemodynamics, comparison of local hot and cold applications.

A continuation of Kinesiology 1823 presenting cold water applications (compress and ice packs), cryotherapy, fevers, hot water applications, contrast applications, balneology, herbs and oils, vapor treatments, rubs, scrubs and friction, showers and sprays, Hot Stone Massage. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 1823.

The study of the importance, planning, design, and execution of a remedial exercise program intending to provide singly or in combination, increased strength, flexibility, and stability to affected body areas. Related topics include proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, dynamic range of movement, plyometric training, overload principles, co-ordination and skill, parameters of soft tissue injuries, cryotherapy and bed rest protocols. Specific exercises and programs presented for all body regions. Prerequisites: Anatomy 1433, Kinesiology 1633, Kinesiology 1733, Kinesiology 1833, Massage 0123, Massage 0131, Massage 0113.

A continuation of Kinesiology 2712 covering the details of specific exercise programs for conditions affecting the thorax, upper extremities and spine. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2712.

A continuation of Kinesiology 2713 covering the details of specific exercise programs for conditions affecting the pelvis, lower extremities, obstetrics, post-surgical conditions, vascular disorders, and pulmonary conditions. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2713.

Presents the theory of biomechanics and kinesiology and continues with biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system and joints in various positions of standing, sitting, lying, and gait process. Specifics on common deviations in posture and gait are studied with prevention of the same. Prerequisite: Anatomy 1433, Kinesiology 1633.

Student internship at the College Public Clinic. The internship starts after the first semester and is continued through to the final semester. The Public Clinic provides an identical clinical atmosphere with private treatment rooms, hydrotherapy equipment, assessment tools, massage therapy equipment and clerical staff. The student is able to gain experience and confidence by working on a vast array of clinical problems presented by various clients. The student follows the same protocols required of a massage therapist, taking client’s history, assessments, consent procedures, massage therapy treatment and remedial exercise recommendations. The student is always under the supervision of a faculty member who is a registered massage therapist accredited to the highest standards set out by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

In-class instruction, demonstration and supervision of chair massage techniques and proper biomechanics. Discussion of the current trends of onsite chair massage. Students gain experience by providing chair massage through internship placements at corporate businesses, government offices, employment facilities and small businesses.

This unique practicum offers the student the experience of working with severe pathological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injuries, Cardiovascular Problems and many others. Most schools only teach the pathological conditions, whereas the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage gives students hands-on experience with the satisfaction of knowing there is a supervisor who is familiar with those conditions is there to assist.

This practicum focuses on the treatment and management of athletic injuries and conditions.


UNB Athletic Therapy Department

The practicum is offered at the University of New Brunswick's Athletic Therapy Department, where students work with high performance athletes. Student Intern Sport Massage Therapists work with athletes involved in contact and non-contact sports. Student Intern Sport Massage Therapists gain direct, hands-on experience in the various medical conditions to which athletes succumb as a direct result of their sport. Students have access to the Athletic Therapy Facility where they work with Student Athletic Therapists and coaches to improve the performance of athletes. This practicum is optional and can be replaced with another practicum if the student is not interested in pursuing a career working with athletes.


Capital City Road Runners

The practicum is offered at the University of New Brunswick's Athletic Therapy Department and the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage during the training and competitive season. Student Intern Sport Massage Therapists work with athletes of various ages and performance levels of running. This practicum is optional and can be replaced with another practicum if the student is not interested in pursuing a career working with athletes.

This practicum provides students the opportunity to be part of the community by volunteering at charity events such as the Super Cities Walk for M.S. and Stan Cassidy Rehabilitation Centre Fund-raiser. Sporting events such as the Marathon by the Sea, Fredericton Annual Marathon, CIS University Hockey National Championships, CIS University Cross Country Running Championships, 2003 Jeux du Canada Winter Games to name only a few!

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Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage
Kings Place
440 King Street
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5H8

Phone: (506) 451-8188

Fax: (506) 451-8402

Email: actmoffice@nb.aibn.com