Programs And Courses

HACC offers a variety of classes for professionals so they may learn new skills, earn continuing education units (CEUs) and maintain their licenses.

This course will update Licensed Massage Therapists on current ethical issues in the massage therapy industry. Professional boundaries for practitioners, PA massage therapy license requirements, and massage therapy organizations professional codes of ethics will be discussed in detail. This class is eligible for 4 CEUs. 



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This two-hour course, which meets Act 31 requirements for license renewals, provides a basic overview of the history of child protection in America, including the key points of the Child Protective Services System.

 



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Advanced cupping for range of motion, static training. This course is designed for those who have had fundamental of cupping. Courses focuses on increasing range of motion by treating muscle groups with static pinning, stretching and cupping. **Pre-requisite: Foundations of Cupping**



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The Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center is an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) training center. We provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training. Please visit this webpage to learn about CPR training at HACC.



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This course updates licensed massage therapists on current ethical issues in the industry. Discussions will cover professional boundaries for practitioners, Pennsylvania massage therapy license requirements and massage therapy organizations professional codes of ethics.

This class is eligible for four CEUs.
 



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This 3-day in-person workshop covers critical thinking and hands on adaptations to work safely and effectively with clients who are in, or who have undergone cancer treatment. Students will practice adapting for short term, long term, and late effects of cancer treatment. They will practice gathering relevant client information, even with a very short intake time. This class culminates in a client clinic where students will have the opportunity to provide a 60-minute massage to a person affected by cancer.



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This 4-hour CEU class is designed for the Licensed Massage Therapist to incorporate effective movement into their massage sessions. Revisit body mechanics, mobility and fluidity around your massage table.

Create ease in giving a session while reducing repetitive use injuries; and improve your stamina. Body mechanics, body use awareness and self-care are the keys to success and longevity as a therapeutic bodyworker. Tai Chi and Qigong are incorporated into massage and bodywork to allow for smooth transitions and movement which will enhance therapist endurance and injury prevention.

In this class, you will learn effective ways to create ease in giving a session whether doing Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial massage or performing other modalities. You will also learn self-care techniques to avoid repetitive use injuries.

 

 



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Massage therapy for individuals with cancer used to be contraindicated. Nowadays with the right training and experience, massage therapists can safely use skilled touch to help soothe pain, discomfort, insomnia, anxiety, and much more! In this one day, fast-paced, comprehensive course, we focus on what we CAN DO for those living with cancer or are in early remission using safe techniques to not only touch someone physically, but spiritually and emotionally as well. Cancer massage research, myths and facts, precautions, contraindications, considerations, safety for the therapist and the client, medication guidelines, and how the mind-body connection is so important in this work are taught in this fast-paced, interactive class. Safe techniques for lymph node removal, neuropathy, and touch for the medically frail, as well as draping and positioning, are demonstrated.



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This 30 hour course is made up of five (6 ceu courses) Each day will focus on specific knowledge, assessment skills and treatment techniques that will provide a licensed massage therapist with a thorough knowledge base of orthopedic massage. This course will consist of Muscle Energy Techniques, Treatment of Cervical, Shoulder, lumbar and hip, knee and ankle. Each class will focus on anatomy review, palpation assessment and treatment.



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Prenatal: In this fast-paced, comprehensive lecture class you will learn the most current information for working with individuals who are pregnant, including the myths and facts, safety issues, precautions and contraindications, ligaments, hormones, pregnancy disorders and high-risk pregnancies, draping, positioning and documentation. Self-care techniques to share with the mom-to-be are covered, as well. Post-Partum: Safety issues, precautions, contraindications for both a natural delivery, C-Section and breastfeeding moms are covered.



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This course will afford students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to work as professional reflexologists and prepare them for the national certification exam with the American Reflexology Certification Board.

This class is eligible for 100 CEUs for licensed massage therapists.

To learn more about HACC’s reflexology certificate program, please visit our noncredit healthcare programs page.
 



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This class exposes massage therapists to mindfulness-based skills that can help potentiate their therapeutic competence by learning techniques based on Tragerwork principles. This class is eligible for 16 CEUs to licensed massage therapists.
 



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