Bio-Chi Institute

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Massage and Bodywork I Program

Program Objective: To train students to acquire satisfactory skills and to demonstrate competence in massage therapy. Upon satisfactory completion of the training, students will be qualified to apply for licensure in the State of Iowa. Once licensed, the student can apply for entry-level positions as a massage therapist. Students choosing not to practice in Iowa should contact the state they choose to practice in for licensing requirements.

Program Length: 38 academic credits / 625 hours

Completion Time: Day class: 25 weeks / Evening class: 36 weeks excluding holidays and
breaks

Awards: Students will be issued a diploma from the Bio-Chi Institute upon satisfactory program completion.

Schedule: Evening program: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; every other Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; and requires the attendance of one complete Qi Gong weekend and all scheduled on-site activities.

Tuition Cost: $7135.00
Students will need to acquire books, notebooks and writing instruments on their own for the program. A list of current required texts will be sent in student ‘s acceptance letter. Students will also need to purchase scrubs for student clinic. Students are required to complete journals for their classes and will need to make copies as well.

Graduation Requirements: Maintain a 2.0 overall GPA, good attendance, institutional fees paid in full, successfully complete and pass all required coursework, exams both written and practical.

Course ID Course Description Credits Hours
TCM-111 Med Qi Gong I

This course is designed to introduce students to the focused practice of an ancient Chinese healing system known as Qi Gong. Students will also be instructed in the practical application of medical Qi Gong movement.

2 30
TCM-103W Qi Gong Wknd

This is a intensive course and the first time the student will experience some of the basic principles of Qi first hand. The primary drive for the class is basic generation and projection.Qi Gong Weekend is a group class exploring the practical application of Medical Qi Gong.

1 25
BIO-110 Bio Con

This course is designed to provide a basic foundation in Biological sciences. Topics include: medical and anatomical terminology and their meaning. Cellular structure and function, enzymes, biochemical pathways, DNA, RNA, mitosis, meiosis. Human body chemistry and the structure and function of the widely recognized anatomical systems of the human body.

2 30
KI-113 Mus/Skel Id.

The focus of this course is on human kinetics or human body movement. Content includes; identification of the skeletal muscular system, how the body moves and assisted stretching methods.

4 60
BIO-163 Syst. Anat I

This course will introduce the student to the structure and function of anatomical systems of the human body.

2 30
BIO-153 Herbal Stud.

This is an interactive class to explore and recognize the medicinal application of American and Chinese herbs.

1 15
MBT-122 Intuitive Massage

The course covers the philosophy and principals of therapeutic relationship concerning massage and bodywork therapy. Integration of movement, boundaries, ethics, energy, and the introduction of therapeutic touch.

1 15
MBT-133 Swedish Massage

This course covers Swedish massage strokes and neurological effects of the strokes on the body, indications, contraindications, and endangerment sites

2 30
MBT-144 Reflexology

The course covers the practical application Reflexology using the Zone theory and reflex areas.

1 15
CL-181 Clin. Train I

This course allows the student to practice medical massage techniques to the general public at reduced rates. The course will address office procedure, detailed documentation, references and resource material to aid in clinical assessment for treatment protocols.

3 70
MBT-155 Spec. Med M

This course covers the practical application of Medical Massage protocol to produce out-come based massage.

3 45
TCM-121 TCM Conc.

This course will provide information enabling the student to have a basic understanding of tradition Chinese medicine philosophy. Understand the use of breathing and the discipline of their breath as it applies to therapy. Discipline and strengthen their bodies to insure proper body mechanics in their therapy.

2 30
HS-112 Pathology I

This is a lecture course. It is the study, system by system, of the nature of diseases and the effect of disease on the structure and function of the human body. Indications and contraindications for massage therapy are discussed throughout this course.

3 45
CL-182 Clin. Train II

This course allows the student to practice medical massage techniques to the general public at reduced rates. The course will address office procedure, detailed documentation, references and resource material to aid in clinical assessment for treatment protocols. Prerequisite CL-181

2 50
CAM-113 MedSpa App.

The course presents the science, contraindications, and practical application, of water therapy. Students will experience and provide some of the finest spa body treatments utilized by many of the top resort spas in the world. Upon completion of this course students will be able to successfully perform spa therapies.

2 30
BUS-133 Marketing I

The course covers on-site massage and exploring marketing avenues specifically targeted for raising awareness in massage therapy and to teach students the importance of self marketing.

1 15
BIO-164 Sys. Anat. II

This class completes our survey of the structure and function of the anatomical systems of the human body. circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive and urinary systems. Defense system and water balance system are introduced.

2 30
MBT-177 Infant Mass

This course covers the practical application of prenatal and infant massage.

1 15
TCM-271 Qi Gong II

This course is set up to bring the student full circle in their understanding of the application of TCM. The material covered in this course focuses on application of TCM as it applies to massage therapy, at the most efficient level the student can reach. The bulk of the course is over disciplining of the student internal abilities of control, projection and interaction with their client. Creating a safe and effective environment for therapy to occur.

2 30
BUS-133 Ethics/Laws

This course covers the state and national standards and ethics for professional massage therapists and information for industry regulators and licensure protocol including continuing education.

1 15

Professional Bodywork Therapist Program

Program Objective: This program provides advanced training for licensed massage therapists and students completing Massage and Bodywork I program that choose to expand their scope of practice to include eastern bodywork therapies and to acquire an advanced skill set and can successfully demonstrate competence in outcome-based Bodywork Therapy Practice.

Program Length: 18 academic credits / 380 hours

Completion Time: Evening class 26 weeks, excluding holidays and breaks Awards: Students will be issued a diploma from the Bio-Chi Institute upon satisfactory program completion.

Schedule: Evening program: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; every other Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; and requires the attendance of one complete Qi Gong weekend and all scheduled onsite activities.

Tuition Cost: $4,500
Students will need to acquire books, notebooks and writing instruments on their own for the program. A list of current required texts will be sent in student ‘s acceptance letter. Students will also need to purchase scrubs for student clinic. Students are required to complete journals for their classes and will need to make copies on their own.

Graduation Requirements: Maintain a 2.0 overall GPA, good attendance, institutional fees paid in full, and successfully complete and pass all required coursework.

Course ID Course Description Credits Hours
TCM-271 Traditional Chinese Medicine Concepts

This course explores the anatomy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including: 5-element theory, meridian system, KO cycle, Shen cycle, acupressure points, Qi Gong, and the human biological clock.

4 60
KI-214 Musculo-tendonal Reeducation (MTR)®

This is a practical application class of Kinesiotherapy. Blending postural analysis, structural integration with traditional Chinese medicine methods for patients with acute and chronic pain. Prereq TCM-271; KI-113

3 45
HS-213 Pathological Systems

This course is designed to educated students on the effects of trauma in the body. The course includes; past generational trauma, traumatic and developmental injury, sensory-motoring sequencing, and the pathological effects disease creates in the system referred to as the mind and body connection.

3 45
CL-261 Clinic III

This course allows the student to practice Medical Massage, pain management through postural integration techniques with the general public at reduced rates.

3 100
CL-262 Clinic IV

This course allows the student to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine Physical Therapies with the general public at reduced rates.

3 100
TCM-211 Ashiatsu

This course explores a bodywork system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including Overhead bar techniques

2 30
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