2018-2019 College Catalog 
    Oct 23, 2020  
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Therapeutic Massage, AAS

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Program Code: A45750

Program Under Review-Students Are Not Currently Being Accepted

The Therapeutic Massage curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan.

Courses will include content in normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical/legal issues, business practices, nutrition and psychology.

Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation centers, health departments, home health, medical offices, nursing homes, spas/health/sports clubs, and private practice. Graduates may be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam.

General Education Courses: 17 Hours

English: 3 Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences: 3 Hours

Humanities/Fine Arts: 6 Hours

3 hours selected from the list of Humanities/Fine Arts  electives for the Associate in Applied Science degree appearing in the current catalog.


Math/Natural Sciences: 5 Hours

Students are required to demonstrate competency in the equivalent of MAT 070 or DMA 010 

  within five years prior to enrollment in this curriculum.

Major Courses: 52 Hours

Core: 42 Hours

Other Major Courses: 10 Hours

Other Required Courses: 1 Hour

Total Therapeutic Massage, AAS: 70 Credits

All health science students must make grades of “A,” “B,” “C,” or “SA” on all applicable course work to progress each semester and graduate from the program.

Graduates may be eligible to take the MBLEX (Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination) to meet requirements for the North Carolina State Board of Massage Licensure.

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