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CCL - Yoga Therapy

Description:
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Yoga Therapy program is designed for students who have an interest of working in the field. Yoga is an ancient philosophical tradition and part of the mainstream in physical fitness and wellness with wellness practices that can be labeled therapeutic. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge by participating in an internship in an aspect of yoga therapy.
Major Code: 5786
Award: CCL
First Term: 4142
Total Credits: 37
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Feb 4th, 2013
Prerequesites: 0-23 credits
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate (1) AND
Certificate of Completion in Yoga Instruction (5446) (22) OR
Permission of Program Director 0-23
Required Courses: 25 credits
EXS250 Applied Kinesiology 4
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate (1) 4
Four (4) semesters of PED102YO course is required.
 
PED158 Tradition and Practice of Yoga III 2
PED280 Introduction to Yoga Therapy 2
PED281 Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles 2
PED283 Yoga Therapy - Low Back Principles 2
PED284 Yoga Therapy - Knee Principles 2
PED288 Yoga Therapy Practicum 2
WED162 Meditation and Wellness 1
WED183 Introduction to Ayurvedic Principles 2
WED185 Overview of Movement Therapy Systems 2
Restricted Electives: 12 credits
BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
COM225 Public Speaking 3
EXS101 Introduction to Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and Physical Education 3
EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3
EXS130 Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques 3
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
FON241LL Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory 1
FON247 Weight Management Theory 3
HES271 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries 3
 
PED288 Yoga Therapy Practicum (2) 2-6
PED288 may be repeated for additional Restricted Electives credits.
Free Electives: None
General Education Requirement: None
General Education Core: None
First Year Composition: None
Oral Communication: None
Critical Reading: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed Credits: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Identify postural misalignments. (PED102YO, PED280, EXS250)
  2. List different therapeutic options available. (WED185, WED162)
  3. Discuss physical conditions that can most benefit from Yoga Therapy. (PED280)
  4. Identify elements of Yoga Therapy. (PED280)
  5. Establish a stable yoga asana practice. (PED102YO)
  6. Identify human anatomy and applicable movement principles. (EXS250)
  7. List muscles of the body and how they function. (EXS250)
  8. Select appropriate asanas for orthopaedic issues. (PED280, PED281, PED283, PED284, PED102YO)
  9. Discuss the historical origins of yoga. (PED158)
  10. Describe philosophical base of yoga asana practice. (PED158)
  11. Explain the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. (PED158)
  12. Analyze movement patterns. (EXS250, PED280, PED281, PED283, PED284, PED102YO)
  13. Discern between function and dysfunction relating to movement patterns. (EXS250, PED280, PED281, PED284, PED102YO)
  14. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in application of therapeutic principles. (PED280, PED281, PED283, PED284, PED288)
  15. Communicate effectively with medical professionals. (PED288)