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TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM
The following Essential Functions are expected of all students with or without academic adjustments.
Students must be able to fulfill the essential functions of the job without endangering clients. Students
with disabilities may be eligible for academic adjustments.
Students must have the following abilities:
Proficiency in the use of the English language and must possess effective oral and written skills in order
to accurately transmit appropriate information to clients, faculty, and colleagues.
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This
involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your
two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body
repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Multi-limbed Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two
legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the
activities while the whole body is in motion.
Adequate senses – hearing, touch and vision.
Interpersonal skills such that you are capable of interacting with individuals from a variety of social,
economic and ethical backgrounds.
The ability to present a professional appearance, maintain personal health and be emotionally stable.
Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while
holding your arm and hand in one position.
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or
out of breath.
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both
hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the
points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
I have read and understand the information above. This information is accurate and true.