2011 Therapeutic Massage SLO-student

2011 Therapeutic Massage SLO-student







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2011
# of Grads: 15

Source: Student

# of Responses: 12

Program: Therapeutic Massage
Outcome
What did you like about this program?

Yes
12 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result
0
Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

What would you change about this program?

12 100.00%

0

0

I like the hands on learning
being able to work on people from the pubic beacuse it helps us to
prepare for after graduation
I think this is a very good program. I really liked that we starting doing
hands on stuff right off the bat. It was good to jump in right away
getting hands on experience. I also really like doing clinic. It was really
nerve-wracking the first few times, but once we got the hang of things,
I really liked it. It was great to start making contact with people in the
community & start working on people from the public rather than just
working on one another. The best part was that each client was
different & presented different problems that required me to stop &
think about how I needed to alter their massage so it would be the
most beneficial to them. It was a great learning experience & I know it
made me a better massage therapist.
I liked learning that I could do what ever I liked in the modalilies that
we learned.
I liked the hands-on approach and the clinical experience.
I liked when the accupuncture guy came in to fill us in about it.
I liked the hands on work
Yes, I have learned about all the current information I need to know
about Therapeutic Massage to achieve my dreams.
I love that it's something hands on and you're learning something new
every day.

0
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

Feedback

Western Wisconsin Technical College

I would suggest more use of the Salvo book, chapter by chapter from
start to finish. Use of the syllabus more closely as it is written. More
use of blackboard and e-mail as a means of communication. Post info
early on and leave anything that will be used throughout the program
posted. Expect students to use these mediums.
Nothing. I think the cirriculum is useful.
There needs to be a little bit more organization.
it needs to be more organized. also i think maybe this should be a 2 yr
program considering there is alot to learn and that we could also learn
alot more modalities that the ones that we did. also the ones we did
learn, some we spent very few time on and i feel like i could have
learned more to a better extent if more time was provided.
the organization could be improved on both in myself and the proffesor
It would be nice to have pictures and mirrors on the walls in the clinic
rooms.
I would have liked for the teacher to be more organized,and more
understaning when students are close to the required percent to pass.
Organization, better organized
Teacher could be much more organized.

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes

Use effective communication skills.

12 100.00%

0

0

Yes
Yes
Yes

9

75.00%

3 25.00%

0

Some of the curriculum could definitely be improved. I don't think that
Jeanne should be the one teaching pathology or business. I haven't
really gained a whole lot from those classes & I think they could have
been a lot better if they were instructed by someone else. I also think
that Jeanne could do a better job of preparing us for the national
exam. I think that an 8 week class that focused on that would be
great. Right now, we have Nancy come in on Mondays & we review
for about an hour, but I don't think it's been very beneficial. There's so
much material covered on the national exam & reviewing for 1 hour a
week doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of what we'll be tested
on. I don't feel prepared for the exam at all.
the time frame

0
Yes
Yes

Apply mathematical concepts.

Feedback

Better use and more use of blackboard as reminders
Yes. I have learned how to communicate in ways I didn't know were
necessary.
yes
No comment.
I felt that I used good communication. It would be nice if the teacher
provider consistent written ciommunications via black board.

0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Yes
Yes
Yes

Use technology effectively.

Monday, September 19, 2011

12 100.00%

11

91.67%

0

0

0

0

1

0

8.33%

0

no
No additional comments

Yes
Yes
No

Demonstrate ability to value self and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.

12 100.00%

0

No additional comments
yes

Yes
Yes

Demonstrate ability to think critically.

12 100.00%

yes, clinc hours and service learning experience.
No additional comments
yes

Yes
Yes

Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

No additional comments
The business plan involved mathematical skills.
n/a

yes
No additional comments
I think that the teachers need a training in how to use the equipment
in the rooms. Also, it would be nice if blackboard grades were updated
in a timely manner.

N/A only cost of services was discuss not how to charge tax on the
bill of sale.

0

0

0

0

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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Outcome
Make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability

Yes
12 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result

Feedback

0
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Apply appropriate therapeutic massage
techniques according to a client's
condition/needs.

12 100.00%

0

0

yes
No additional comments

No additional comments
yes i feel as if i know how to care for each client and their specific
needs.
yes we learned a lot about client safety and what they would need for
their condition
yes

0

Yes
Yes

Implement knowledge of human anatomy,
pathology and kinesiology in the practice of
therapeutic massage.

12 100.00%

0

0

0

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Apply knowledge of assessment criteria in
order to adapt massage to a diverse
population.

12 100.00%

0

0

yes our anatomy and kinesiology teacher scott did a great job! but we
need a different patho teacher. and more time to spend on it. the
teacher didnt really teach us that much about it. we just skimmed over
a powerpoint.
yes
yes, the classes were hard
No further comments

0

Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Educate client on post massage care (use of
hot/cold, stretching, hydration, etc.)

12 100.00%

11

91.67%

0

1

0

8.33%

0

yes, pathology was a big help
Could have more applications of contraindications instead of having
the students explain diseases in lay terms.

Yes

Recognize and apply knowledge of
contraindications of massage for the client's
condition.

yes

yes, their is a communication prior to the massage on what care they
would need
Instead of having students go to spa to learn about spa treatments. I
feel more discussuion would be good and still applying knowleadge.

0

0

No

Implement universal health precautions for
infection control in the massage environment.

12 100.00%

0

0

0
Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

Western Wisconsin Technical College

yes

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Outcome
Practice within the massage therapy scope of
practice.

Yes
12 100.00%

No
0

Unk
0

NA Result

Feedback

0
Yes

Yes

Maintain the professional and ethical
standards as set by the State of Wisconsin,
professional organizations and/or the National
Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage
and Bodywork.

Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

Monday, September 19, 2011

12 100.00%

199

97.55%

0

5

0

2.45%

0

yes, clinicals!

yes

0

0

Western Wisconsin Technical College

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