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Massage (AAS)

Required program credits: 61.5
Minimum required credits for AAS: 62

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The mission of the Massage Therapy program is to prepare students to become practicing entry-level massage therapists. Massage therapists use the art of massage and other complementary modalities for treatment of body dysfunction and general wellness benefits. Graduates will work with a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and provide clients massage for general relaxation. The majority of massage therapists are self-employed, although many are employed at resorts, cruise lines, casinos, wellness centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and outpatient clinics.

The Massage Therapy program assists students in obtaining the skills required to successfully function in the delivery of health care as a massage therapist. It is designed to allow students the opportunity to learn about the human body, how it functions, the effects of injury or disease, and the benefits of massage to maximize function. It also provides students hands-on, practical experience in preparation for a national examination.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

The student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate proper client service.

2. Articulate and comply with the ethical and legal standards of the profession.

3. Design and implemnet individualized treatment plans.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

AH 130 | Pathology for Allied Health (3 credits)
AH 171 | Medical Terminology (3 credits)
AH 260 | Kinesiology I (3 credits)
AH 261 | Kinesiology II (3 credits)
BIOL 220 | Anatomy & Physiology I L/L (4 credits)
BIOL 221 | Anatomy & Physiology II L/L (4 credits)
COMM 212 | Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
ENGL 110 | College Composition I (3 credits) OR ENGL 125 | Introduction to Professional Writing (3 credits)
HPER 210 | First Aid & CPR (1 credit)
MASG 101 | Introduction to Massage Therapy (2 credits)
MASG 120 | Swedish Massage I (3 credits)
MASG 121 | Massage Clinical I (1.5 credits)
MASG 150 | Kinesiology Techniques I (3 credits)
MASG 160 | Clinical Topics (3 credits)
MASG 220 | Swedish Massage II (3 credits)
MASG 221 | Massage Clinical II (3 credits)
MASG 240 | The Business of Massage (2 credits)
MASG 250 | Kinesiology Techniques II (3 credits)
MASG 260 | Advanced Massage Techniques (4 credits)
NUTR 222 | Contemporary Nutrition (3 credits)
PSYC 111 | Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
UNIV 100 | College Strategies (1 credit) OR UNIV 101 | College Transitions (1 credit)

*In addition to the above program specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

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