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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.

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.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program. 

Program Requirements

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.

Communication Requirement: WRT 101 fulfills this requirement **
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement: BIO 160IN and MAT 106 fulfill this requirement **
Subtotal **

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 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 38

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
MAT 106 Elementary Data Analysis with Spreadsheets 2
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
Subtotal 5
Total 43

* 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 MAT 106.

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