CCAC named Best Massage Therapy School at the 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon
PITTSBURGH—CCAC students once again provided top-notch massage to runners at this year’s DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Approximately 30 therapists from the CCAC Massage Therapy program, including 17 students and two faculty members, massaged more than 250 runners, each volunteering at least nine hours of service for the May 7 event. Based on the runners’ satisfaction with their massage skills and therapist interaction and knowledge, CCAC bested several other massage therapy schools to earn the trophy from Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) for Best Massage Therapy School in 2017.
The students, all of whom attend CCAC Boyce Campus, had to deal with less than ideal conditions, including frigid temperatures, which were in the low 30s when they started at 6:15 a.m. Kevin Anderson, associate professor and program coordinator, attributed the achievement of receiving the award to the students’ dedication to the community and their hard work throughout the year.
“They earned the award due to their dedication, passion and commitment to the field, and their desire for the program to be a success,” said Anderson. “I couldn’t be more proud of the hard work and extra hours they invested outside of class—more than 40 hours of volunteering at seven events on top of classes and working their jobs. They all have bright futures as therapists.”
For more information about CCAC’s Massage Therapy program, visit ccac.edu/Massage_Therapist.aspx or ccac.edu/Massage_TherapyPage.aspx
Photo: CCAC Massage Therapy program students and faculty at the 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon.