Massage Therapy

Program Description:

The A.A.S. degree in Massage Therapy offers two options for students to earn their associate degree in Massage Therapy. Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) offer a range of services from relaxation massage to precise clinical soft tissue treatment. Massage techniques can 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 toxic waste products resulting in a healthier person. A holistic approach to massage therapy integrates an understanding that there are physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components to each individual.  LMT’s are currently employed through private practice, chiropractic offices, hospitals, health clubs, day spas, cruise ships, fitness centers, beauty salons, and more.

REQUIRED COURSES1 for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
AH 151 Medical Terminology2 (EDGE) 3
BIOL 257 Intro to Anatomy & Physiology 3
ENL 111 Written Communication3 3
MAS 101 Introduction to Massage Therapy4 1
BIOL 260 Applied Human Anatomy 4
COM 112 Oral Communication3 3
  IT Elective5 3
  Mathematics Elective6 3
BIOL 221 Structural Kinesiology 4
MAS 201 Eastern Theory4 3
MAS 212 Body Works I for MAS4 3
MAS 212L Body  W orks I for MAS Lab 1
MAS 240 Muscle Palp I4 3
MAS 214 Body Works II for MAS4 3
MAS 214L Body Works II for MAS Lab  
MAS 228 Pathology and Pharmacology for MAS4 3
MAS 245 Muscle Palp II4 3
MAS 250 Shiatsu4 3
MAS 255 Deep Tissue4 3
MAS 222 Business and Ethics for MAS4 3
MAS 235 Student Clinical Integrative Massage4 3
MAS 270 Spa Theory for MAS4 2
MAS 275 MAS Board Review4 1

1 Criminal Background check and drug screen are required prior to admission to summer clinical courses.
2 AH 151 has a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
3 COM 112, and ENL 111 have a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English,
   and REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
4 MAS courses are by permission of the Program Coordinator pending admission to program. Successful
   completion of all MAS courses with a “C” or better is required for transition in the MAS program. Students
   receiving a D or F in any program course will be required to repeat that course before continuing in the
   program. ALL  MAS courses must be taken in sequence and completed within 3 years.
5 Choose from any 100-level or above Instructional Technology course.
6 Choose from any 100-level or above mathematic course.

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