Massage Therapy Technology
The Massage Therapy Technology degree offers a flexible, innovative curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the health care marketplace with relation to Massage Therapy. The program will educate students in the principles of integrative massage modalities and the promotion of health and well-being. The program will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a variety of settings, including but not limited to hospitals, massage clinics, rehabilitation clinics, spas, behavioral health clinics, wellness/fitness centers, doctor’s offices, private practice offices, and athletic programs at the high school, college, or professional level.
The Massage Therapy Certificate Program will train Massage Therapist in techniques ranging from entry level Swedish Massage, for its therapeutic and relaxation benefits, through advanced clinical massage (sports and orthopedic massage) for the specific needs of athletes and to aid in recovery and rehabilitation from illness, injury and surgery. Using medical models, therapists will have expanded knowledge in Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology and Medical Terminology. Other modalities are introduced to the Massage Therapist’s education to enhance their skills and knowledge. Business education is included in the program to assist therapists in the operation of a private practice.
CPR requirements must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in MSG 232 Advanced Clinical Massage I (3 credit hours). The course must be Professional or Healthcare Provider. Completion of CPR 100 CPR for Healthcare Professionals (1 credit hours) meets program requirements.