Therapeutic Massage

Associate in Applied Science

Program Description
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 in North Carolina may be found in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, health departments, home health, medical offices, nursing homes, spas, health and sports clubs, and private practice. Graduates may be eligible to take the National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Students are encouraged to begin the admissions process early so that there will be time for them to complete pre-admission courses before the Therapeutic Massage application due date, which is available in counseling/admissions. Two or more semesters may be required to complete these pre-admission courses.