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.
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.
|Course Hours Per Week||Semester Hours|
|First Semester (Fall)||Class||Lab||Clinic||Credit|
|ACA-115||Success & Study Skills||0||2||1|
|BIO***||Take BIO-163 or BIO-168||4-3||2-3||5-4|
|MED-120||Survey of Med Terminology||2||0||2|
|MTH-110||Fundamentals of Massage||6||9||3||10|
|Second Semester (Spring)||Class||Lab||Clinic||Credit|
|BIO***||BIO-169 (if BIO-168 taken)||0-3||0-3||0-4|
|ENG-111||Writing and Inquiry||3||0||3|
|MTH-120||Ther Massage Applications||6||9||3||10|
|Third Semester (Summer)||Class||Lab||Clinic||Credit|
|MTH-125||Ethics of Massage||2||0||2|
|MTH-130||Therapeutic Massage Mgmt||2||0||2|
|Total Required Minimum Semester Hours Credit||38|
Professor Samantha Allen, Therapeutic Massage Coordinator
116A Meyer Hall