Medical Assisting & Massage Therapy Start October 2017
Published on July 28, 2017 by Brooke Tervola
Each of the programs excel in representing their industry’s educational, professional, and ethical standards through dedicated knowledgeable instructors, well equipped labs, leading industry resources, and rigor designed to support students as they work to achieve their ultimate potential and begin new rewarding careers in integrative healthcare.
Integrative healthcare is a worldwide movement focusing on the inclusion of primary medical care and directed self-care strategies. Combining prevention and wellness activities into a lifestyle management program, patients are able to manage their mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Broadview University graduates are poised to support this worldwide direction via training in medical assisting and massage therapy professions. Each program is an independent discipline with unique exposure to the delicate interrelated balance of traditional and adjunctive practices.
Graduates from the new medical assisting program will enter the medical profession with skills necessary to support physicians in many clinical settings. Skills include practice management procedures, patient care, injections, phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, and more.
In addition to clinical externships, collaborative activities between the massage therapy and medical assisting programs throughout their educational path add value to our medical assisting student’s experience as they practice vital sign measurement, blood sugar testing and charting, and patient flow through the campus’s community massage therapy clinic. These integrative activities broaden the understanding of relationships between preventative health care and wellness management.
Massage therapy students within the new program will confidently enter the field with knowledge of the body, body systems, disease processes, and the influence soft tissue manipulation produces in the body.
Beyond learning safe effective skills for delivering physical and psychological relaxation, Broadview University’s massage therapy students learn to select the most appropriate modality and technique to support mechanical and reflexive change as an integrative delivery of massage. This approach to massage education promotes client education and supportive lifestyle management for special populations within our community. Athletes, expectant mothers, geriatric clients, and neighbors coping with symptoms of chronic illness and pain find supportive therapies within the collaborative free student massage clinics.