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Also see Massage Therapist (443.2) and Massage Therapist (695.1).
This program is designed to prepare an individual with previous college experience for a health career as a massage therapist. Graduates will complete a course of study that exceeds 600 clock hours of curriculum content including but not limited to anatomy; physiology; kinesiology; human immunodeficiency virus and related risks; medical diseases; pathology; massage therapy and bodywork assessment theory and practice of sanitation, safety and hygiene; professional ethics, communication skills, business practices and law related to a massage therapy business. Successful completion of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid training is required.
Enrollment is limited by lab size and other factors. Students must make separate application to the program. Applicants should have a successful record of achievement in high school science courses or develop these skills prior to program admission. Students must also meet pre-program requirements, which include the successful completion of BIO-151 General Biology 1 or BIO-110 Introduction to BiologicalScience.Upon completion of this program, graduates are eligible to take either the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) or one of the national certification exams offered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to take the licensure examination or obtain state licensure. A majority of the states require a license to practice massage therapy.Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Prospective students must demonstrate a proficiency in the following courses: