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Entrance Requirements

Academic Program Entrance Requirements

Nonacademic Program Entrance Requirements

Because of the inherent requirements of the profession, the following minimum abilities or essential technical functions are expected of the student:

  • Lifting, stretching, and standing over the course of one or two hours
  • Use of a full range of motion of the joints and the ability to perform fine motor movements with the hands
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks as well as stoop, bend, twist, reach and sometimes kneel and squat
  • Good physical health and the ability to safely give and receive massages without risk of physical injury; students should consult a doctor to determine whether giving or receiving massages might be harmful to their health in any way
  • Ability to respond in an emotionally controlled, professional, and ethical manner at all times and in varied patient care and educational situations
  • Major medical health insurance is recommended for the length of the program; student insurance information is available through the CLC Health Center
  • Student membership in one of the two major massage therapy professional organizations, namely AMTA or ABMP
  • Willingness to give massages to (and receive massages from) people of different ages, body types, genders, sexual orientations, and personalities
  • Prospective students are strongly encouraged to receive at least one massage from a licensed massage therapist; they are also strongly encouraged to make an appointment at the CLC Student Massage Clinic in the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion

Note: A student must maintain a grade of "C" or better in each Massage Therapy program to continue in and graduate from the course. All course prerequisites must be met. See program manual for more information.