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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Institute of Massage, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Myology I; 2. Myology II

Formerly: 1. Myology/Physical Assessment I and 2.Myology/Physical Assessment II

Course 1: 99 hours (12 weeks). Course 2: 99 hours (12 weeks).

New York Institute of Massage, 4701 Transit Road, Williamsville, New York.

Course 1: August 1999 - Present.* Course 2: August 1999 - June 2016.*

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: name and articulate the muscles and their respective functions, including origin, insertion, action potential, innervation, and range of motion; discuss actions, antagonists, and synergistic effects of muscles; discuss the effects of massage on muscles; integrate trigger point therapy and individual muscle testing into practice; assess body functions through postural analysis, gait analysis, muscle testing, and measurements of range of motion using goniometers; and discuss orthopedic and neurological tests.


Course 1: Major topics include: plumb line analysis, goniometer use, evaluation terminology, range of motion, muscle origin, insertion, innervation, and action, muscles of facial expression, mastication, the neck, upper back, and shoulder, abductors of the shoulder, shoulder join, muscles of the upper arm, pronators/supinator of the arm, extensors of the wrist and hand, evaluation of the elbow, muscles of the thumb, flexors of the wrist and hand, muscles of the hand and digit minim. Course 2: Major topics include: trigger points, gait and ataxia tests,muscles of respiration, erectors of the spine, articulating muscles of the head, neck, and back, evaluation of the neck, muscles of postural support, evaluations of the back, muscles of the hip, evaluation of the hip joint; basic structural kinesiology, muscles of the quadriceps and hamstring groups, adductors of the hip, evaluation of knee joint, muscles of the posterior lower leg and toes, peroneals and extensors of the toes, and evaluation of the ankle. NOTE: Laboratory work is not included in either course.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Massage Therapy, Health Science, Exercise Physiology, Science, or related disciplines (6/99) (5/01) (6/06 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation). NOTE: Credit is not recommended as a laboratory science course. NOTE: Course 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: The credit recommendation for these courses dates back to an earlier curriculum. Please refer to other sections for further information.