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Length: 39 credits
Purpose: The program is designed to prepare students with the skills and competencies necessary to enter into the field of massage therapy.
Employment Objectives: Obtain employment as a massage therapist in a variety of settings such as health care, business, recreational settings, and self-employment. Businesses using massage therapists include hotels, cruise ships, hospitals, corporations, doctor’s offices, and many spa or personal wellness agencies.
Potential Certification: A graduate may elect to apply to complete the state or national certification examination for massage therapy. After successful completion of the certification exam, the graduate may apply for licensure in Virginia as a Massage Therapist.
Program Learning Outcomes: A student will be able to:
- demonstrate practical ability to deliver massage at the introductory level;
- demonstrate practical ability to deliver massages using specified techniques; and
- identify all major systems within the human body and list each major organ with its primary functions
Curricular Requirements: Core therapeutic massage courses that are greater than five years old must be repeated for credit to be eligible for program graduation.