Human Anatomy

Dr. Mark Olson

August 20, 2009 - August 29, 2009

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This course fulfills the State of Hawaii requirements for a general overview course in human anatomy. All body systems are covered, with special attention to those most relevant to massage therapy.

The class is designed to give students more than just factual knowledge about body parts, but rather a functional appreciation of how and why the body systems are integrated as they are. In addition, topics such as the neuroanatomy of consciousness, sexuality, and emotion (not offered in other anatomy courses in the state) are considered here. Classes involve an effective combination of teaching methods (from Powerpoint to painting, from dance to drama...) that maximize interest and real-world learning.

Required text:

Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew R. Biel

Suggested text:

The Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Elson

About the Facilitator(s)

Dr. Mark Olsen

Dr. Mark Olson

Dr. Mark Olson has taught anatomy and kinesiology at Kalani numerous times. He is the former director of the Massage Therapy Program at Pioneer Pacific College in Oregon, and a former faculty member at the Traditional Chinese Medicine College of Hawai`i (TCMCH) and the Big Island Academy of Massage.

Dr. Olson is a licensed massage therapist in Hawaii and a certified Watsu practitioner. He has an M.A. in Education and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, specializing in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuropsychology and Neuroanatomy, which he has taught at TCMCH and for graduate and medical students at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Olson's neuroscientific perspective on massage and the human being is both unique and accessible. In this class, all major systems of the body are covered, with emphasis on those most relevant to massage therapists as well as the actions of all of the muscles. The information is presented using multiple techniques (lecture, powerpoint, handouts, drawing, movement, etc) that appeal to all learning styles.


Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accomodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Tuition-only price: $565

Prices subject to change without notice.