Massage Therapy Program

Trimester-by-Trimester Curriculum

The Massage Therapy curriculum will ensure graduates have competency in basic sciences, ethical practices, wellness, clinical assessment, massage therapy, and clinical internship.

The Massage Therapy Certification Program requires a grand total of 705 clock hours.

Trimester 1

Course 225 Clock Hours / 11.5 Credit Hours
BIOL211 Anatomy & Physiology I: Fundamentals
BIOL212 Gross Anatomy Laboratory I
MT121 Massage: Fundamentals
MT111 Assessment I: Palpation
TERM161 Medical Terminology
PM112 Assessment II: Clinical Pathology/Microbiology
MT141 Ethical Practice Management I
MT171 Interpersonal Communication & Ethics

Trimester 2

Course 225 Clock Hours / 11 Credit Hours
BIOL213 Anatomy & Physiology II: Systems
MT131 Non-Western Medicine and Evidence Informed Practice (EIP)
MT222 Massage: Chair/Trigger Point/Sport
MT224 Massage: Special Populations
(Geriatric/Cancer/Pregnancy/Infant/Pediatric)
BIOL214 Anatomy & Physiology III: Kinesiology
BIOL 215 Gross Anatomy Laboratory II
MT323 Clinic Internship I

Trimester 3

Course 225 Clock Hours / 10 Credit Hours
NU151 Wellness I: Nutrition
WELL126 Relaxation Therapies: Yoga/Qi Gong
MT313 Assessment III: Signs/Symptoms/Sytemic Conditions/Exam Procedures
PT352 Wellness II: Rehabilitation/Therapeutic Exercise/Hydrotherapy
MT142 Ethical Practice Management II
MT225 Massage: Orthopedic/Syndromes/Chiropractic Setting
MT325 Clinic Internship II

Electives

One of the starred (*) electives is required for graduation.

Course Course Title
MT226* Massage: Myofascial Release/Thai/Aroma
MT227* Massage: Lymph Drainage/Reflexology/Energy Fundamentals
MT228* Massage: Cranial/Visceral
MT229* Massage: Advanced Fundamentals/Variations
MT233 CPR (May be used to meet clinic entrance requirement.)
MT234 Graston Technique
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