Human Anatomy

Dr. Mark Olson

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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.

This class is designed to teach you 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. Classes involve an effective combination of teaching methods (from Powerpoint to painting, dance to drama...) that maximize interest and real-world learning.

Class sessions will be held each Thursday evening from 7pm – 9:30pm.

Required Texts: 

Trail Guide to the Body, 4th Edition - Andrew R. Biel
Anatomy Coloring Book - Wynn Kapit and 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.


To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

For More Information:

Michael Ceraso
1(800) 800-6886 x126

Workshop Fees

Tuition-only price: $635

Course tuition includes Lunch on Friday and access to kalani's lanai amenities.

Prices subject to change without notice.