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Therapeutic Massage


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.

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

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 in health-related careers.

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Program Requirements 2018-2019

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
TMA 101 Introduction to Massage Therapy 2
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 210 Fundamentals of Kinesiology 3
TMA 215 Introduction to Pathology for Massage and Bodywork 3
TMA 222 Business Management for Massage and Bodywork 2
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 34

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 160IN* Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
MAT 106** Elementary Data Analysis with Spreadsheets 2
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
Subtotal 10
Total 44

* BIO 201IN, 201IH, 202IN, or 203IN may substitute for BIO 160IN.

** Any MAT class 100 or higher may substitute for MAT 106.