SRJC Course Outlines

2/21/2020 5:38:04 PMEQSCI 151 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 151Title:  EQUINE ACUPRESSURE/MSG  
Full Title:  Introduction to Equine Acupressure and Massage
Last Reviewed:10/23/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 116

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to equine acupressure and massage methods that improve performance and behavior in the horse.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to equine acupressure and massage methods that improve performance and behavior in the horse.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Discuss, analyze and compare different equine acupressure methods that improve performance
    and behavior in a horse.
2.  Discuss, analyze and compare different equine massage methods that improve performance
    and behavior in a horse.

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Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:
1. Differentiate between issues that respond to acupressure and massage and those which are
    veterinary medical concerns.
2. Identify acupressure points and massage methods that achieve improvement in equine
    performance (gait quality and coordination).
3. Identify acupressure points and massage methods that achieve improvement in equine
    behavior and learning ability.
4. Demonstrate acupressure point proper technique and safety concerns.
5. Demonstrate massage methods' proper technique and safety concerns.
6. Adapt methods according to varying degrees of equine skin sensitivity, muscle tension and
    fear.

Topics and Scope
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I. Acupressure and Massage
    A. Behavior applications
    B. Performance improvement applications
    C. Veterinary concerns
II. Behavior Improvement
    A. Acupressure point locations
    B. Massage methods
III. Performance (Gait Quality) Improvement
    A. Acupressure point locations
    B. Massage methods
IV. Acupressure Technique
    A. Stance and hand position
    B. Evaluation of Qi flow
    C. Safety concerns
V. Massage Technique
    A. Stance and hand position
    B. Evaluation of muscle tone
    C. Safety concerns
VI. Adaptations
    A. Skin sensitivity
    B. Muscle tension or pain
    C. Fearful horses

Assignments:
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1. Students will read industry handouts, approximately 60 to 90 total pages
2. Define proper massage methods
3. Recognize proper safety procedures
4. Identify pressure points
5. Two to three quizzes and two exams

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 50%
Identify and demonstrate pressure points, massage methods and safety procedures.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes and exams: multiple choice, true false, and matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Participation in Class


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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