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Therapeutic Massage Degree

The Therapeutic Massage curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan.

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

Employment opportunities include hospitals/rehabilitation centers, health departments, home health, medical offices, nursing homes, spas/health/sports clubs, and private practice. Graduates may be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam.


Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
HSC-110 - Orientation to Health Careers 1
BIO-163 - Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
MTH-110 - Fundamentals of Massage 10
MTH-125 - Ethics of Massage 2
Total Credit Hours 18

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
MTH-120 - Therapeutic Massage Applications 10
MTH-121 - Clinical Supplement I 1
MTH-130 - Therapeutic Massage Management 2
Total Credit Hours 13

Summer Semester

Course Credits
ENG-112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
MTH-221 - Clinical Supplement II 2
Total Credit Hours 8

Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
HEA-110 - Personal Health/Wellness 3
MTH-210 - Advanced Skills of Massage 8
PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3
Total Credit Hours 14

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3
MTH-220 - Outcome-Based Massage 7
Total Credit Hours 10