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 or the National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
Because the use of computers is integral to this curriculum, some courses are delivered in an online format.
The North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy may deny a license to practice massage and bodywork therapy if an applicant has a criminal record or there is other evidence that indicates the applicant lacks good moral character.
The Therapeutic Massage Curriculum offers two options, a degree and a diploma program. Students completing the diploma curriculum will be eligible to take a National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Completion of the degree program is highly recommended as it prepares the graduate with a broader knowledge base in the field of Massage.
Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
116 Meyer Hall