Massage Therapy

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Program Information

The Massage Therapy Certificate program prepares students with the knowledge and skills required for practicing massage therapy. The curriculum emphasizes the fundamentals of massage therapy, massage therapy techniques, supplementary modalities, therapist-client effective communication, massage therapy ethics, law and business applications. The program also provides students with clinical experience before graduation. Upon successful completion of the MT Certificate program, students are eligible to apply for licensing as a massage therapist. The MT Certificate program prepares students to take either an examination offered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) or the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB).

Program Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate factual knowledge and skills necessary to enter the massage therapy workforce.
  • Correlate body structure and function to maintain health.
  • Demonstrate effective use of techniques of a modality in the clinical setting.
  • Integrate protocols of a given modality as needed during treatment.
  • Identify contraindications to massage therapy.
  • Apply ethical principles to interpersonal and communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • Design a comprehensive business plan.

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