Division of Social Sciences — Curriculum Code: 6013
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate
Massage therapists find their work helping others personally satisfying and professionally rewarding. Massage involves using manual techniques and adjunctive therapies to relieve the effects of stress, ease tension, and promote health and well-being. A growing body of research on massage verifies its benefits. The field is rapidly growing and many massage therapists choose to specialize in particular areas such as sports massage, medical massage, pregnancy massage, or relation therapy. Professional growth occurs continuously through the broadening and deepening of manual skills. Employment is available in a variety of setting including massage offices, medical offices, health clubs, and spas. Massage therapists work in conjunction with health care professionals, making referrals as appropriate in response to clients’ needs.
Please note that this Massage Therapy program is currently applying for curriculum endorsement from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).