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Curriculum Information

This certificate program prepares students to achieve entry level competencies as massage therapists in sports clinics, salons, spas, hospitals, private practice, nursing homes, hospices, wellness centers, and other health care and recreational settings.

Students take ten courses in two semesters of class work (five in the first semester, five in the second semester) and prepare for the National Certification Examination in Therapeutic Massage; success on this exam is prerequisite for state licensure.


Massage Therapy Curriculum
SEMESTER 1
BIO 111
Human Form and Function
4
MAS 119
Introduction to Massage Therapy
1
PED 228
First Aid/CPR
2
Credit Total for Semester 1
7
SEMESTER 2
MAS 110
Massage Structure and Functions I
2
MAS 112
Kinesiology and Palpation I
2
MAS 114
Massage: Communication & Business I
3
MAS 116
Clinical Skills and Special Populations
3
MAS 131
Massage Therapy I: Swedish
2
MAS 132
Massage Therapy II: Integrative
2
Credit Total for Semester 2
14
SEMESTER 3
MAS 210 Massage Structure and Functions II
2
MAS 212 Kinesiology and Palpation II
2
MAS 214 Massage: Communication and Business II
3
MAS 233 Massage Therapy III: Rehabilitative
2
MAS 234 Massage Therapy IV: Advanced Technology
2
MAS 235 Therapeutic Massage Clinic
1
Credit Total for Semester 3
12
Total Credit Hours
33

Effective: 2011-2012 College Catalog