May 24, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Therapeutic & Clinical Massage-AAS

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Associate of Applied Science Degree Program - 90 Quarter Credit Hours

Not seeking to enroll students.

This program seeks to provide students with an understanding of the body and its functions and teaches relevant massage techniques and therapeutic skills. These include, but are not limited to, specialized massage such as sports massage, therapeutic massage, neuromuscular therapy and kinesiology. Skills for client-therapist relations, communication and promotion complete this well-rounded degree that prepares students for entry into massage career opportunities and to pursue national certification.

Program Objectives

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of disease processes of the body and therapeutic treatments to enhance health and healing.
  2. Develop communication skills to ascertain client needs and determine an appropriate treatment plan.
  3. Master massage skills to perform current modalities of massage while adhering to professional ethics, principles and legal standards.
  4. Prepare to take state-recognized credentialing exam and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through professional development on knowledge of massage science, theory and practice.
  5. Promote healthful living and wellness through community involvement and client education.

60 Credit Hours

20 Credit Hours

General Education Elective Courses

One course (4 credits hours) must be selected from the listing below:

4 Credit Hours

6 Credit Hours

Program Specific Notes

Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.

Please refer to the Program Employment Requirements section for the state employment requirements.

Students are required to complete CD 1000  - Career Development to meet the graduation requirements of the program.

Program Length: The Therapeutic & Clinical Massage-AAS program is 96 weeks in length and 1,151 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Therapeutic & Clinical Massage-AAS program is offered in residential or a combination of residential and distance learning instructional delivery formats.

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