If you are a good listener, are interested in wellness, have a friendly, outgoing attitude and enjoy helping people, a career in massage therapy may be the right one for you. The Health and Wellness Technology program’s Massage Therapy option will provide you with a solid foundation in integrative massage modalities, as well as the promotion of health and well-being. Learn techniques that range from entry level Swedish massage through advanced clinical massage used in sports and orthopedic therapy for the specific needs or athletes or patients recovering from illness, injury or surgery. The program includes courses in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and medical terminology as well as business courses that can help you operate a private practice.
Massage therapists work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, massage or rehabilitation clinics, spas, wellness/fitness centers, doctor’s offices, athletic programs, behavioral health clinics and/or private practice. Massage therapy is a physically demanding occupation that requires practitioners to stand for extended periods of time and be in good physical condition.
Go to www.salary.com and search by job title and zip code for current wage information. Because of the physical nature of the work and rest time between sessions, massage therapists typically give massages less than 40 hours per week.
Edgewood; general education classes may be offered at other campuses
Associate in applied science degree and certificate
(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours per semester)
All new Health and Wellness/ Massage Therapy students will have a background check performed before classes begin in August.
Advising Sheet (PDF)
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This program is HPOG eligible.