Massage Therapy is a rapidly growing profession that offers a wide variety of opportunities for the motivated and talented practitioner. It is widely recognized as an effective means of reducing the incidence of soft tissue disorders, pain, and dysfunction and as such, has become an important and respected part of both the traditional medical community and the beauty industry. Massage Therapy has now become one of the most popular complimentary therapies available since massage is no longer considered just a luxury, but rather an important part of an overall health and wellness program.

Students are trained in basic Esalan massage, deep tissue therapies, hot stone applications, and seated-chair massage, and are introduced to a variety of specialized massage techniques such as Reflexology, Shiatsu, MyoFascial Release, Energy Work, and Pre/Post Event Sports massage. Also included are a number of adjunct therapies, including ear candling, the use of hot/cold stones for specific areas, and spa body treatments. The Massage Therapy practitioner must also understand anatomy and physiology, pathology, client communications, business practices, principles of holistic health, and first aid and safety, all of which are included in this program.

 
Course Outline
 
First Semester Required Courses
(6 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
MTHE 1201 Basic Massage
MTHE 1202 Pressure and Release Points
MTHE 1203 Massage Therapy Anatomy & Physiology
MTHE 1204 Business Practices/Communications I for Massage
MTHE 1205 Principles of Holistic Health
MTHE 1206 Clinical/Field Experience I
Total Credits: 15  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 14 while the section is listed as having 15 credits.
 
Second Semester Required Courses
(6 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
MTHE 1211 Advanced Massage
MTHE 1212 Massage Therapy Anatomy and Kinesiology
MTHE 1213 Massage Therapy Business Practices/Communication II
MTHE 1214 Ancillary Treatments
MTHE 1230 Clinical/Field Experience II
Total Credits: 15  
 
Total Certificate Credits: 30