Massage Therapy Certificate

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Massage Therapy Certificate is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to take the national exam to become licensed Massage Therapists. Licensed Massage Therapists work in many settings including day spas, physicians and chiropractic offices, at hotels and resorts and country clubs or in private practice. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics employment opportunities are expected to grow by 19% through 2018—faster than the average. Texas ranks third in the nation for employed licensed massage therapists (California and Florida rank 1 and 2) The BLS indicates the annual mean wage for Massage Therapists in Texas is $36,630. Massage Therapists help clients overcome injury, relieve stress, and generally live healthier lives. The two semester program is designed to prepare students to become nationally certified. Upon graduation and certification students may go to work in a massage clinic, wellness center, or hospital, spa, cruise ship, or enter private practice.

Course Sequence

Fall

MSSG 1109Health & Hygiene

1

MSSG 1411Massage Therapy Fund I

4

MSSG 1413Anatomy Phys. for Massage Thrpy

4

MSSG 1207Business Pract. & Prof. Ethics

2

MSSG 1105Hydrotherapy

1

Total Credit Hours:12

Spring

MSSG 2413Kinesiology-Massage Thrpy

4

MSSG 2311Massage Therapy Fund. II

3

MSSG 2314Pathology-Massage Thrpy

3

MSSG 2130Adv Massage Thrpy Techniques

1

MSSG 2186Internship-Massage Therapy

1

Total Credit Hours:12