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Therapeutic Massage

Certificate

Learn techniques to alleviate chronic pain, reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, and promote healing through therapeutic massage. Program includes clinical practice in a professional atmosphere and prepares students for the national therapeutic massage and bodywork exam and state licensure.

Program/Major Codes: CRTTMA/TMC

What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options: Work as a massage therapist in a variety of wellness, medical and corporate facilities, on cruise ships or as a private practitioner.

Academic Options: Continue your studies and earn an associate's degree in therapeutic massage.

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Program Requirements
  

Program Prerequisites

Before enrolling in Massage Therapy Practice classes, you must fulfill the following requirements with a grade of C or better:

Credits
BIO 160IN Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology *
TMA 101 Introduction to Massage Therapy *
TMA 120 Professionalism and Ethics for Massage Therapists *
TMA 210 Fundamentals of Kinesiology *
WED 110 Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine *
WED 111 Self Care for Personal Wellness *
Subtotal *

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Credits
Communication Requirement: WRT 101 fulfills this requirement **
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement: BIO 160IN fulfills the credit requirement for this category, but students must still meet the Math Competency. 0-3
Subtotal 0-3

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 160IN Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4
TMA 101 Introduction to Massage Therapy 3
TMA 120 Professionalism and Ethics for Massage Therapists 2
TMA 201IN Therapeutic Massage Practice I 6
TMA 202IN Therapeutic Massage Practice II 6
TMA 202LC Therapeutic Massage Practice Clinical Lab I 1
TMA 203IN Therapeutic Massage Practice III 6
TMA 203LC Therapeutic Massage Practice Clinical Lab II 1
TMA 210 Fundamentals of Kinesiology 3
TMA 215 Introduction to Pathology for Massage and Bodywork 3
TMA 222 Business Management for Massage and Bodywork 3
TMA 290LC Therapeutic Massage Clinical 3
TMA 291 Therapeutic Massage Internship 1
WED 110 Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine 3
WED 111 Self Care for Personal Wellness 2
Subtotal 46

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
WRT 101 Writing I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
Subtotal 33
Total 49-52

* Prerequisite credits are counted in the program requirements

** Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Communication Requirement - WRT 101;  Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement - BIO 160IN and either MAT 108A or MAT 122A.