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IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE BLOOMINGTONSCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCESTHERAPEUTIC MASSAGE PROGRAMSTUDENT HANDBOOKNon-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity PolicyIvy Tech Community College provides open admission, degree credit programs, courses and communityservice offerings, and student support services for all persons regardless of race, color, creed, nationalorigin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age or veteran status. TheCollege also provides opportunities to students on the same non-discriminatory opportunity basis.Persons who believe they may have been discriminated against should contact the campus affirmativeaction officer, Human Resources Administrator, or Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Ivy TechCommunity College of Indiana is an accredited, equal opportunity/ affirmative action institution.Booklet DisclaimerThis 2019/2020 Therapeutic Massage Handbook is intended to supply accurate information to the reader.The embedded links take the reader directly to the Ivy Tech policy for further clarification. The Collegereserves the right to change the Program and course requirements; however, every effort will be made toinform students of any program changes. This handbook and its provisions are not in any way a contract.2

Table of ContentsContentsNon-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy . 2Booklet Disclaimer . 2Introduction . 6Accrediting Organizations . 6Program Philosophy . 6College General Education Outcomes . 7Terminal Program Objectives . 7Facilities . 7Teaching Facilities. 7Clinical/Externship Facilities . 8Student Support Services . 8Advising . 8Health Services . 8Career Development Services . 8Housing . 9Transportation . 9Disability Support Services (DSS) . 9Financial Information . 10Tuition and Fees . 10Financial Aid . 10Financial Obligation . 10Liability Statement. 10Withdrawals and Refunds . 11Withdrawal Policy. 11Refund policy . 11Progression/Readmission/Stop Outs . 11College Progression and Readmission Policy . 11Progression in the Therapeutic Massage Program . 113

Stop Outs . 12Credit for Prior Learning . 12Transferring . 12Graduation . 12Global Studies Certificate . 13Program Requirements for the Global Studies Certificate: . 13Attendance . 13College Policy. 13Classroom and Lab Attendance Policy . 14Externship/Clinical Attendance Policy. 15Title IX Statement . 16Student Rights and Responsibilities . 15Student Grievance Process. 16Student Disciplinary System/Student Code of Conduct. 17College Rules of Conduct . 17Guidelines for Professional Conduct in Clinical Settings . 16GROUP I Expectation of Professional Conduct. 18GROUP II Expectation of Professional Conduct. 19Social Networking Guidelines. 20Professional Attire – (Campus Specific) . 20Academic Honesty Statement . 20Grading Practices. 20Evaluation of Student Learning . 21Methods of Evaluation in Courses . 21Examinations may be multiple choice, matching, short answer type, or essay. Computerized testingmay be used. Quizzes, journal abstracts, mid-term and final exams, vocabulary sheets, objectives andother assignments are designed to enhance learning. Some work may be completed in Ivy Learn. Eachcourse may have additional requirements that are addressed in the syllabus. . 21Technical Outcomes Assessment . 21Certification/Licensure . 21Student Requirements Associated with Clinical Affiliation Agreements . 22Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening . 224

Purpose. 22Organizational Scope or Audience . 22Definitions . 22Policy . 22Procedure . 23Disclaimers . 24Protection of Confidential Information from the Background Checks and Drug Screenings . 25Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Externship Placement . 25Eligibility for Externship Experiences with Affiliating Clinical Agencies . 25Eligibility for Clinical Experiences in Campus-Based Clinical Services . 25Positive Drug Screen. 26Criminal Background Check . 26Physical Examination and Health Records . 26Essential Functions . 27Standard Precautions . 27Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens Exposure Protocol . 27What are Bloodborne Pathogens . 27What to Do When a Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Occurs. 27Where to Seek Treatment . 28What Happens Next?. 28What are Airborne Pathogens? . 28What to do When an Airborne Pathogen Exposure Occurs. 29Confidentiality . 29College/Program Costs . 30College wide Curriculum of Record . 31Appendix A . 32Essential Functions of Therapeutic Massage Students . 32Signature Pages . 355

IntroductionThis packet introduces you to the Therapeutic Massage program at Ivy Tech Community College ofIndiana. The Therapeutic Massage program offers exciting opportunities for people who are consideringentry into the massage therapy field, as well as to current bodyworkers, therapists, and trainers whowant additional credentials as a Licensed Massage Therapist or an Associate of Applied Science degree tocomplement their current skills. The program allows students to complete personal goals for attainingcredentials required by the State of Indiana and employers in massage therapy. Students may alsocomplete the Associate of Applied Science degree, which offers courses that can enhance one’sprofessional skills as a therapist, and prepares graduates to pursue further educational opportunities.Graduates may find employment as Licensed Massage Therapists in hospitals, rehab centers, chiropracticpractices, spas, gyms, hotels, and private practices/clinics.Accrediting OrganizationsThe College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.The Higher Learning Commission230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500Chicago, IL 60604800-621-7440 or 312-263-0456https://www.hlcommission.org/Program PhilosophyIt is the mission and intent of the Therapeutic Massage faculty to view the educationally qualified studentas a person who has received specified technical and clinical training that allows them to function as aproductive and valuable member of the health care team. Faculty defines education as ateaching/learning process whereby the assimilation of appropriate knowledge, skills, and judgmentproduce a graduate who is a credit to his/her profession, as well as one who successfully completesappropriate certification examinations which attest to the level of competency attained. Consistent withthe philosophy of Ivy Tech Community College, faculty accepts the responsibility for effective teaching ofstudents through a realistic correlation of foundational knowledge with clinical experience. Furthermore,faculty feels that application of knowledge and skills in realistic situations is necessary in order for thestudents to become an integral supporting link in the environment of professional practice. The graduatecontributes to the well-being of the client by demonstrating professional competency while assessing theclient, developing and implementing appropriate treatment plans, evaluating progress and referring outwhen necessary.6

College General Education OutcomesUpon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:1. Demonstrate critical and creative thinking.2. Recognize and understand cultural and individual differences, in terms of both contemporaryand historical perspectives.3. Recognize and understand social, political, civic, and environmental responsibilities relative toour society.4. Apply basic scientific concepts in a variety of settings5. Exhibit quantitative literacy.6. Communicate effectively in written and oral forms.7. Apply ethical reasoning.8. Demonstrate the acquisition and use of information.Terminal Program ObjectivesUpon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:1.Participate as a member of the health care team by giving complete and loyal support and workingin close harmony with other health care team members.2.Protect the health of the patient and coworkers by carefully following Standard PrecautionsGuidelines and OSHA mandates.3.Hold in strict confidence all things seen or heard in the facility pertaining to patients and other teammembers.4.Employ effective communication techniques in interacting appropriately with patients, theirsupport persons, and members of the health care delivery system.5.Demonstrate professional conduct which reflects favorably on the educational institution and theemployer.6.Demonstrate responsibility by arriving in appropriate professional attire at assigned times.7.Demonstrate understanding of rules and regulations of governing bodies as related to selectedprofessional certifications.8.Demonstrate competent performance of entry-level skills required for selected professionalcertifications.FacilitiesTeaching FacilitiesAll facilities and resources of the Ivy Tech Community College are available to Therapeutic Massagestudents. Students are encouraged to use support services available, as well as on-line. Instructionalsupport services include among others: tutoring and learning centers, the Ivy Tech Virtual Library, campuslibraries, and use of Ivy Learn to enhance course delivery.7

Clinical/Externship FacilitiesThe clinical/externship experience is an integral part of the educational experience for all TherapeuticMassage students. The Program has lab facilities and/or affiliation agreements within each regionalservice area. For more information on clinical affiliates, please contact the Therapeutic Massage ProgramChair. The clinical/externship is required for program completion. Each Therapeutic Massage student isrequired to complete the minimum hours associated with selected certificates.Student Support dvisingIvy Tech Community College uses an Academic/Faculty advisor system. On admission, each degreestudent is assigned both an Academic and a Faculty Program advisor whose purposes are to: Assist the student in course selection and program planning. Guide the student in meeting the requirements for graduation as prescribed by the College. Ensure that appropriate technical and general education courses are included in the chosencourse of study. Students may meet with their advisors during a designated registration session as or as neededduring each semester.For more information, go to https://www.ivytech.edu/advising/.Health ServicesFor students registered in credit courses, the College provides accident insurance in a designated amountfor injuries sustained while participating in College-sponsored activities. The activity must take place onCollege premises or on any premises designated by the College. Students are also covered while travelingto and from College-sponsored activities as a member of a group under College supervision. It is thestudent’s responsibility to report injuries or accidents occurring on campus promptly to the instructor orto the Office of Student Affairs so that proper medical treatment may be administered. If the Collegeofficials deem necessary, emergency medical services may be requested. If a student has a seizure orblack out while on campus emergency medical services will be notified. Ivy Tech Community College doesnot provide on-campus medical or mental health services. Medical and mental health services areavailable at local hospitals and clinics.Career Development ServicesThe Office of Career Development Services is available to help you in a number of ways: Employment Referral Resume/Cover Letter Assistance Career Assessment Job Shadowing Labor Market Information Practice Interviews8

Occupational Reports Community Employer Portfolios Work-Study Positions Co-op Education OpportunitiesFor more information, go to Ivy Tech Community College is a commuter college and does not operate residence halls. However, theOffice of Student Affairs may be able to respond to questions concerning housing in the community. IvyTech accepts no responsibility for locating, approving, or supervising local student housing.TransportationAll necessary transportation to clinical experience is the student’s responsibility and is not provided bythe school. Students are expected to comply with parking designations. Handicapped parking spaces andvisitors areas are reserved for those purposes, and vehicles improperly parked in those areas may beticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.Disability Support Services (DSS)Students pursuing the Therapeutic Massage Program must be capable of fulfilling the Essential Functionsof Therapeutic Massage Program students included in the Admission, Progression and Graduation Policiessection of this booklet. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made to ensureaccess to academic programs, services, and employment in accordance with section 504 of theRehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. College programs and facilitiesare designed to be accessible to students with disabilities. Each campus has designated parking andspecial restroom facilities for these students. DSS will also aid students with disabilities with careerplanning, financial aid, and placement. The College staff works with the Department of VocationalRehabilitation and other service agencies to assist students with disabilities through available localcommunity resources.It is the student’s responsibility to contact the campus DSS representative to request accommodations;any information shared will be kept confidential unless the student authorizes release and exchange ofspecified information. Requests for accommodations and documentation of disability must be receivedone month prior to enrollment for the next academic term. Additional time may be required for somerequests. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in a timely manner.Students who request accommodations are expected to participate in an intake interview with DSS ifrequesting specific services, academic adjustments or other accommodations for a disability. Prospectivestudents should schedule an intake interview prior to attempting any part of the admission process ifaccommodations will be required for the information session, academic assessment, completing forms orscheduling classes. The intake process, including intake interview and documentation on file, should becompleted at least one month prior to the need for accommodations. Documentation of the disabilitymust be on file with the DSS office prior to services being provided. Late requests may delayaccommodations. In accordance with the above procedure, federal guidelines and respect for individualprivacy, no action will be taken without a specific request.9

If you would like more information about the DSS go to http://www.ivytech.edu/dss/ or contact Leah Davisat 812-429-1386. All students are expected to meet entry requirements. Essential elements of courses andprograms and licensing requirements relevant to a program curriculum cannot be waived, although theymay be reasonably accommodated. Please refer to the regional contact information at the back of thishandbook. If you will require assistance during an emergency evacuation, notify your instructor on thefirst day of class in order to be prepared for emergencies. Look for evacuation procedures posted in yourclassroom.Financial ntacts.htmlTuition and FeesTuition and fees are set by the State Board of Trustees and are subject to change. Expenses will includetuition, fees, books, uniforms, and other materials/equipment for use in the clinical area. At the time ofparticipation in any certification pathway, the Therapeutic Massage student will incur expense associatedwith obtaining the required physical examination, immunizations, tuberculosis testing, and HealthcareProvider CPR certification (American Heart Association or American Red Cross), criminal backgroundcheck and drug screen. Students should also anticipate costs associated with applying for certificationupon completion of the Therapeutic Massage Program.Financial AidIvy Tech Community College offers various types of financial aid to students who need assistance tocontinue their education. Students are encouraged to carefully survey the available financial aid options.Students must be accepted for admission to the College in an eligible program to receive financial aid. Foradditional information on financial programs administered through the College, please make anappointment to see a financial aid advisor.Financial ObligationThe Business Office is responsible for the collection of any outstanding obligations to the College. Aperson with an outstanding account will be denied certain College services. For example, officialtranscripts may not be obtained, registration forms will not be processed, and diplomas will not beissued.Liability StatementProfessional liability insurance coverage is provided to all students enrolled in clinical/externship courseswithin the Therapeutic Massage Program. The limits of liability for the Institutional Professional Liabilitycoverage are 1,000,000 for each medical incident and 3,000,000 aggregate. This coverage extends toclinical/externship experience at an institution other than the College when it is a part of the Collegetraining program. Each student may obtain additional individual liability insurance.10

Withdrawals and RefundsWithdrawal om the end of the 100% refund period to the end of the week marking the completion of 75% of thecourse, a student may withdraw from a course online using Campus Connect or by filing a change ofenrollment form at the Registrar’s Office. Withdrawal from a course (with a grade of “W”) will display onthe student’s transcript, however, the withdrawal does not affect the student’s GPA in any way.Withdrawal is complete when the necessary forms have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar.Records of students withdrawing from courses indicate a "W" status rather than a grade when thewithdrawal process is completed. A student who ceases to attend class after the last day to withdraw willreceive a grade commensurate with course requirements.Note: Withdrawing from class may affect or cancel financial assistance. Students receiving financialassistance should check with the financial aid office before withdrawing from a course or course.Refund policyIn order to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees, students must drop the course by dates posted athttp://www.ivytech.edu/registrar/3435.html. The last day to drop with a refund is determined by thelength of the course and the first day the class meets. No refunds will be given for drops or withdrawals afterthe posted dates. If the student withdraws from all of his/her classes during the 100% refund period, thetechnology fee will be refunded. If the student is enrolled in any classes beyond the 100% refund period, thetechnology fee will not be refunded.Please refer to the Student Handbook for a full description of withdrawal and refund /.Progression/Readmission/Stop OutsCollege Progression and Readmission PolicyPlease refer to the College catalog for policies related to academic standards and readmission followingdismissal from the College for violations of rules of conduct and/or failure to meet and maintainacademic standards. Students enrolled in the Therapeutic Massage Program must be in good academicstanding according to College policy.Progression in the Therapeutic Massage ProgramStudents are expected to progress each semester. Students who withdraw or do not successfullycomplete with a minimum grade of “D” all prerequisite courses to a course with a clinical/externshipcomponent will not be eligible to progress to enrollment in the clinical/externship course. Should therebe any term of non-enrollment in the required sequence of courses, including failure to progress, thestudent will be required to demonstrate retained competency in the course objectives of any requiredprerequisite course(s) before continuing in the required sequence of courses.Demons

Ivy Tech Community College provides open admission, degree credit programs, courses and community service offerings, and student support services for all persons regardless of race, color, creed, national . the Ivy Tech Virtual Library, campus libraries, and use of Ivy Learn to enhance course delivery. 8 . Clinical/Externship Facilities .

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