Allied Health

Massage Therapy

Associate of Applied Science • 61 Credit Hours

Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) offer a range of services from relaxation massage to precise clinical soft tissue treatment.

Learn specialized skills in Massage Therapy.

Massage techniques can reduce blood pressure, improve anxiety, depression and sleep patterns, release scar tissue, increase joint range of motion, enhance circulation of blood and lymph and increase the supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells, eliminating waste products resulting in a healthier person.

What you’ll learn.

A holistic approach to massage therapy integrates an understanding that there are physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components to each individual.

Program Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe the structure and function of the human body from a Western scientific perspective.
2. Describe the structure and function of the human body from a traditional Eastern medical perspective.
3. Explain the functions of the musculoskeletal system, including pathologies and contraindications in massage therapy treatment.
4. Plan and organize an effective therapeutic bodywork session.
5. Outline the skills needed to operate a successful massage therapy practice.
6. Apply soft tissue therapy techniques in order to assess and treat, based on a Western scientific perspective of health.
7. Exhibit ethical behavior, including appropriate interpersonal behavior, in a professional massage therapy setting.
8. Assess personal well-being.
9. Maintain personal health and wellness through the use of somatic self-care techniques.
10. identify lifestyle management methods and techniques based in a Traditional Eastern medicine perspective of health.
11. Locate resources for continuing professional development.

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

  • Private practice
  • Chiropractic offices
  • Hospitals
  • Health clubs
  • Day spas
  • Cruise ships
  • Fitness centers
  • Beauty salons
Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Janet Smith
Mary Jo Perdue, LMT, BSPh

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