2023-2024 / KINE0643-1

Theory and techniques of massage


15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in physiotherapy and rehabilitation4 crédits 


Jean-Louis Croisier

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The structure of the course corresponds to the study of:

  • The physiological bases of massage manoeuvres and their actions on different tissues.
  • The basic massage conditions (modalities, inspection of tissues treated)
  • Massage manoeuvres in developing technical aspects, specific guidelines and contra-indications.
  • Loco-regional applications

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Learning general and specific massage techniques.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Particular links with a course on the curriculum:
Previously: introduction to human anatomy
Later: further studies in kinesiology

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

See timetable notice board.

Student participation in practical work sessions is obligatory. Any absence must be explained. A student who is not present at a minimum number of practical work sessions (a minimum of 75% of sessions) may be refused access to the practical exam.

Material: a towel and massage cream

Equipment: sports clothing and a swimming costume are indispensable.

Recommended or required readings

Two syllabi are available and PowerPoint presentations will be on MyULg.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire ) AND oral exam

Additional information:

MCQ = True/False form.

Oral exam (40% of the final note).

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof. JL CROISIER - tél. : 04/366.39.32 - 04/366.78.25 jlcroisier@ulg.ac.be - secrétariat : Mme A. DEPAIFVE 04/366.38.90 et Mme A. HANSSEN 04/366.38.97

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