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Therapeutic Massage

A QUICK INTRO

New scientific research comes out almost daily to reinforce the role Therapeutic Massage can play in the healing process. No health sciences program offers more hands-on opportunities to help relieve pain and help clients and patients on the path to recovery.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Courses will include content in normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical/legal issues, business practices, nutrition and psychology. 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Employment opportunities include hospitals/rehabilitation centers, health departments, home health, medical offices, nursing homes, spas/health/sports clubs, and private practice. 

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

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Admission Criteria

COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success* 1
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology I 5
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
MTH 110 Fundamentals of Massage 10
    Totals 19

*Course can substitute for ACA 122 in college transfer situations.

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

MTH 120 Therapeutic Massage Applications 10
MTH 121 Clinical Supplement I 1
MTH 125 Ethics of Massage 2
MTH 130 Therapeutic Massage Management 2
    Totals 15

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3
MTH 210 Advanced Skills of Massage 4
    Totals 9

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
MTH 220 Outcome Based Massage 7
NUT 110 Nutrition 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
    Totals 16

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology I 5
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
MTH 110 Fundamentals of Massage 10
    Totals 19

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

CIS 111 Introduction to Computers 3
MTH 120 Therapeutic Massage Applications 10
MTH 121 Clinical Supplement I 1
MTH 125 Ethics of Massage 2
MTH 130 Therapeutic Massage Management 2
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
    Totals 21

 

Mitch Fischer
Dean of Health Sciences

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