• Massage Therapy (403.1)
    Certificate

    Boyce

    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 Biological
    Science.

    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:

    1. Meet the requirements for a certificate in massage therapy exhibiting entry level competencies as a massage therapist, be prepared to pass the Massage Therapy Licensure from 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) and gain employment. 
    2. Display professional behaviors that are congruent with the core values, standards and ethics of the massage therapy profession. 
    3. Demonstrate respect for cultural diversity, lifestyle values and choices of others.
    4. Communicate effectively with clients, family members and other health care providers.
    5. Utilize reflective judgment and problem solving skills and demonstrate participation in professional development opportunities to promote health and wellness.

     

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    Degree Requirements

    Prerequisites to Massage Therapy (403.1) program

    Course #Course NameCredits
    ALH-140Medical Terminology3
    BIO-115Human Biology in Health and Disease5
    BIO-123Medical Biology and Terminology3
    BIO-160Introduction to Human Pathology3
    BIO-175Microbiology4
    BIO-241Pathophysiology4
    BIO-161Anatomy & Physiology 1 4
    BIO-162Anatomy & Physiology 24
    ENG-101English Composition 13
    SPH-101Oral Communication3
    PSY-101Introduction to Psychology3
    MATMathematics Elective3-4
     
    Total Credits:

    Prospective students must demonstrate a proficiency in the following courses:

    • ALH-140 or BIO-115 or BIO-123 or BIO-160 or  BIO-175 or BIO-241; 
    • BIO-161; 
    • BIO-162; 
    • ENG-101 or  SPH-101; 
    • PSY-101; 
    • MAT level 100 or higher. 

    One Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    ALH-102Basic Emergency Management 3
    HPE-177 First Aid and Athletic Injuries3
    PTA-203Specialty Topics in Physical Therapy3
    MAS-101Massage Therapy Principles and Procedures 14
    MAS-205Int Massage,Therapy,Theory,Tch/Pract5
    MAS-214Advanced Massage Therapy/Theory,tch,pract 5
     
    Total Credits: 17
    Students select ALH-102 or HPE-177 or PTA-203
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 17

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