Program of Study

Therapeutic Massage, AAS


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Fall Semester 1  
Prefix Number Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success* 1 0 0 1
BIO  163  Basic Anatomy & Physiology I
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry
MTH 110  Fundamentals of Massage 10 
    Totals 14 11 19 
Spring Semester 1
MTH 120  Therapeutic Massage Applications 10 
MTH 121 Clinical Supplement I 0 0 3 1
MTH 125  Ethics of Massage
MTH 130 Therapeutic Massage Management 2 0 0 2
    Totals 10 9 15
Summer Semester          
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
    Totals 8 2 0 9
Fall Semester 2          
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
MTH 210 Advanced Skills of Massage 4 9 3 8
    Totals 10 9 3 14
Spring Semester 2          
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
MTH 220 Outcome Based Massage 4 6 3 7
NUT 110 Nutrition 3 0 0 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 3
    Totals 13 6 3 16

*Can course substitute for ACA 122 in college transfer situations.

The Therapeutic Massage program has a limited enrollment and only admits a class in the fall of each year. Applications and supporting documents must be complete and submitted by April 25 of the year in which the student wishes to enroll in the program. If all slots have not been filled after the above deadline, there may be extensions to the deadline. Please check with the Admissions office about the status of the program.
PHASE I - To be completed by April 25
The applicant must:
  1. If you are not currently enrolled at SCC, complete an application to the college. Designate Therapeutic Massage (D45750) as the program of interest. If you are a current student, see Admissions to complete a change of major form if you wish to apply to this program.
  2. Be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (GED).
  3. Submit official copies of all transcripts (high school/GED and college). Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution. It is the responsibility of the applicant to assure that all necessary records are sent to the College’s Admissions Office.
  4. Have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from the most recent transcript.
  5. Meet the Southwestern Community College's Placement Test requirement. This requirement may be met by one of the following:
    1. High school GPA of 2.8 or higher within the past 10 years
    2. High school GPA of 2.2-2.79 within the past 10 years: student will be eligible for admission after successful completion of ENG 111 and the corresponding corequisite. This is a required corequisite for the program.
    3. High school GPA of below 2.2 within the past 10 years: student will be eligible for admission after completion of required transition English and math courses.
    4. High school graduation prior to the past 10 years: student will be eligible for Phase II of the selective admission process after successful completion of the RISE placement test or the required transition English and math courses.
  6. Have all developmental coursework completed.
  7. All students admitted into a health science program may be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug testing prior to enrollment each academic year. The results of these tests could affect the student's ability to progress in the program.

Applicants who have successfully completed Phase I by the appropriate deadlines will be notified by email to attend a mandatory information session. Please ensure that the College has your current address on file.


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Mitch Fischer
Dean of Health Sciences
800.447.4091, ext. 4331