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2020 - 2021

Course Description Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner Program 

Section “C”: Courses required for the Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner Program:

ALL COURSES ARE DELIVERED WITH A BLENDED FORMAT (ONLINE & ON-SITE COMBINED) 

 

Anatomy & Physiology: AP1

| Introduction to the Human Body Systems and Functional Anatomy |

This Introduction to the Human Body Systems and Functional Anatomy Course is a basic level Anatomy & Physiology course. The contents of this course will familiarize students with a basic understanding of the body’s structure and function in relation to the study of Hellerwork Structural Integration. Students will be introduced to the systems of the human body, beginning with a brief overview of cellular biology, histology, and the fundamental principles of systemic anatomy & physiology. Students will learn the general descriptions of body structure and function; as well as the relationship and influence these two complex networks have upon each other.

 | 22 Contact/Clock Hours | 1 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Anatomy & Physiology: AP2

| Fascial Anatomy |

This Fascial Anatomy Course provides an overview of the human musculoskeletal system and all of its components: (I) muscles including their attachments and function, and (II) the entire fascial tissue network of the body. 

| 35 Contact/Clock Hours | 2 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Anatomy & Physiology: AP3

| Structural and Functional Anatomy for each section within the Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series. |

This Structural and Functional Anatomy for each Section within the ‘Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series' Course provides students with a more detailed knowledge of anatomy & physiology in relation to the 'Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series'. Emphasis will be on learning the principles and effective execution of structural integration practices, procedures, and techniques; designed to improve the structural balance and alignment of the human body; through hands-on techniques working with the fascial planes.

 | 53 Contact/Clock Hours | 3 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Business & Marketing 1: BM 1

| Introduction to Basic Business Skills |

This Introduction to Basic Business Skills Course introduces students to the principles, systems, and tools utilized to run a successful practice. This course is an overview of what is needed to operate a small business, such as; license applications, record keeping, cash flow projections, budgeting, and marketing.

 | 21 Contact/Clock Hours | 1 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Business & Marketing 2: BM2

| Introduction to Marketing and Promotion |

 This Introduction to Marketing and Promotion Course teaches students how to create a viable business. The marketing concepts provide a foundation for students during the initial phases of developing a private practice, such as; how to generate clients for private practice through public and professional awareness. The focus of this course will be on introducing the key aspects of the business which include: 

  • Building relationships with other professionals

  • Creating a business identity

  • Office location and selection

  • Networking skills

  • Marketing strategies and tactics

  • Public relations

 | 51 Contact/Clock Hours | 2 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Business & Marketing 3: BM3

| Setting Up/enhancing a Private Practice offering Hellerwork Structural Integration |

This Setting Up or Enhancing a Private Practice Course supports students who are new to bodywork to implement the learned business and marketing skills, for the planning and creation of their Hellerwork Structural Integration private practice. Students already in private practice, utilizing these same skills, will develop strategies that incorporate Hellerwork Structural Integration into their existing practices. This course also brings awareness of the opportunities and challenges associated with the operation of private practice; and how to effectively address them.

 | 51 Contact/Clock Hours | 3 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Movement Education 1: ME1

 |Human Evolution and Gravity |

This Human Evolution and Gravity Course will familiarize students with the relationship between gravity, the human form, and its function. The content of this course will provide students with an introduction to the evolution and developmental principles that influence movement, breath pattern, and fascial tissue response. 

 | 31 Contact/Clock Hours | 2 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Movement Education 2: ME2

 |Body Awareness and Movement Lab |

In this Body Awareness and Movement Lab Course, students will be introduced to the principles of ergonomics and how these principles apply to daily movement within the home, social, work, and sports environments. Students will learn to deepen their observation and analysis abilities while learning to effectively apply ergonomic principles within their own bodies.

 | 49 Contact/Clock Hours | 2 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Movement Education 3: ME3

| Structural and Functional Movement for each Section within the ‘Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series’ |

 This Structural and Functional Movement for each Section within the ‘Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series' Course provides students with a more detailed knowledge of pathological conditions relating specifically to the ‘Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series'. Students will deepen their skills in structural analysis and pathology identification in order to improve the structural balance and alignment of the human body. 

| 49 Contact/Clock Hours | 2 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Pathology 1: P1

| Introduction to the Pathology found in the Human System |

This Introduction to the Pathology found in Human Body Systems Course familiarizes the student with basic human pathology. Students will be introduced to general pathologies that are most commonly found within the systems of the human body. Course content will also include the basic terminologies used by medical professionals to discuss diseases. Students will study the guiding principles, recommended practices, and known contraindications for working with clients when specific pathologies are present.

 

Pathology 2: P2

| Fascial System Pathology Lab |

This Fascial System Pathology Lab Course students will expand their observation, palpation and assessment skills in the identification and treatment of pathological conditions within the musculoskeletal and fascial tissue systems; which impact on balance, alignment and function within the human structure.

 

Pathology 3: P3

| Pathology for each Section within the “Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series” |

This Pathology for each Section within the 'Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series'  Course provides students with a more detailed knowledge of pathological conditions relating specifically to the 'Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series'. Students will deepen their skills in structural analysis and pathology identification in order to improve the structural balance and alignment of the human body.

 

Professional Ethics 1: PE1

 | Introduction to Professional and Healthcare Ethics |

This Introduction to Professional and Healthcare Ethics Course provides a strong emphasis to prepare students for their professional responsibilities in private practice within an ethical paradigm. In keeping with these basic principles, students will learn the key aspects of Professional and Health Care Ethics. The contents of this course are to familiarize students with the basic principles of a Professional Body. 

| 8 Contact/Clock Hours | .50 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Professional Ethics 2: PE2

| Structural Integration and Bodywork Professional Ethics Lab |

This Structural Integration and Bodywork Professional Ethics Lab Course will focus on ethical themes related to professional standards and institutional ethics of a Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner. Students will learn and practice ethical decision-making using positive and clear communication skills to care for and interact with their clients. They will also learn how to manage and respond to potential and complex issues including applying processes of mediation and resolution. 

 | 13 Contact/Clock Hours | .50 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Professional Ethics 3: PE3

| Professional Ethics in relation to the ‘Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series’ |

This ‘Professional Ethics in relation to the Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series’ Course provides students with a more detailed knowledge of the professional ethics in relation to Hellerwork Structural Integration. The emphasis will be on students gaining an insight into the potential issues that can arise during the 'Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series'. Students will learn the principles, practices, and actions recommended for ensuring client and practitioner safety, trust, and respect.

 | 19 Contact/Clock Hours | 1 Semester Credit Hour |

 

Somatic Psychology 1: SP1

| Introduction to Somatic Psychology |

This Introduction to Somatic Psychology Course will introduce students to the major systems of personality, psychological functioning, and modern-day neurobiological theory and how they relate to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system. The course content will familiarize students with the relationship of “body” within the history of early western psychology. Through contemporary psychology, the course emphasizes the concepts of “Body-Mind” and “Wholeness” as foundational premises within the 'Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series’.  

| 27 Contact/Clock Hours | 1.5 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Somatic Psychology: SP2

 | Fundamentals of Therapeutic Dialogue and Dialogue Skills |

This Fundamentals of Therapeutic Dialogue and Dialogue Skills Course provides an overview of The Voice Dialogue Method and Hakomi Body-Centered Somatic Psychology. Both originated from the perspectives of Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology. It is from these foundational perspectives that effective communication skills will be taught and practiced.

 | 42 Contact/Clock Hours | 2.5 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Somatic Psychology 3: SP3

| Use of Dialogue within the ‘Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series’ |

This Use of Dialogue within the ‘Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series’ Course provides students with comprehensive knowledge of dialogue skills relevant to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual themes of the 'Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series'. Through the practices of rapport building, dialogue, coaching, and teaching of the series themes, students will gain the qualities necessary for effective practitioner-client relationships. This process strengthens the overall benefits of the 'Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series Sessions’

  | 62 Contact/Clock Hours | 3.5 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Structural Integration Bodywork & Functional Assessment 1: SIBA1

| Principles of Structural Integration & Functional Assessment |

This Principles of Structural Integration & Functional Assessment Course is a basic level course where students will acquire an overview of the principles of structural alignment and integration of the entire fascial system of the human body. Students will begin the basic study and practice of 45 assessment and tissue type identification of the entire fascial system through the exercises of visual tissue observation and tissue tone palpation.

 | 89 Contact/Clock Hours | 5 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Structural Integration Bodywork & Functional Assessment 2: SIBA2

 | Techniques of Structural Integration Bodywork & Functional Assessment |

In this Techniques of Structural Integration Bodywork & Functional Assessment Course, students will learn the distinctions between and the reciprocal relationship of structure and function within the human body. In addition, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to systematically improve the structural balance of the human body, where relevant, using the learned Structural Integration techniques of palpation and manipulation of the entire fascial system. Throughout the remainder of this course, there will be a strong emphasis on educating students in the proper use of their own bodies to ensure they are using the most effective biomechanics in the delivery of this work, thus preserving the well-being of the practitioner and client during the giving and receiving of the 'Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series’. 

| 142 Contact/Clock Hours | 8 Semester Credit Hours |

 

Structural Integration Bodywork & Functional Assessment 3: SIBA3

| Structural and Functional Assessment for each section within the ‘Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series’ |

In this Structural and Functional Assessment for each section within the ‘Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series’ Course students will deepen their understanding and application of the Structural Integration system and functional assessment techniques as they are implemented within the 'Hellerwork Structural Integration Eleven Section Series'. This course emphasizes the understanding of the role and effects of gravity; superficial extrinsic fascial tissue; and core intrinsic fascial tissue and their influence upon the balance and alignment within the human function. 

| 213 Contact/Clock Hours | 12 Semester Credit Hours |

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