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Massage Therapy (AAS)

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Featured Faculty - Massage

 Wendy McGinley
 Wendy McGinley 
Associate Professor
701.774.4293

 

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    Degree Requirements

    16 credits completed in residence

    2.00 (C) grade point average
    39 total credits
    ASC 100-Freshman Seminar

    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
    General Education Requirements

    The massage therapy program prepares students to become practicing massage therapists. Massage therapists use the art of massage and other complementary modalities for treatment of body dysfunction and general wellness benefits. Graduates will work with a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions as well as in providing clients massage for general relaxation. The majority of massage therapists are self-employed, although many are employed at resorts, cruise lines, casinos, wellness centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and outpatient clinics.

    The massage therapy program assists students in obtaining the skills required to successfully function in the delivery of health care as a massage therapist. It is designed to allow students the opportunity to learn about the human body, how it functions, the effects of injury or disease, and the benefits of massage to maximize function. It also provides them hands-on, practical experience in preparation for the State Board Examination.

    Degree Planning Worksheet - Massage Therapy (AAS)

    NCBTMB Assigned School Status

        Program                     Course Requirements                        Credits

    AH 130
    AH 260
    AH 261
    AH 170

    ASC 100
    BIOL 220
    BIOL 221
    ENGL 110
    - OR -
    ENGL 125
    HPER 210
    MASG 101
    MASG 120
    MASG 121
    MASG 150

    MASG 160
    MASG 220
    MASG 221
    MASG 240
    MASG 250
    MASG 260
    NUTR 222
    PSYC 111

    Pathology for Allied Health
    Kinesiology I
    Kinesiology II
    Medical Terminology

    Freshman Seminar
    Anatomy & Physiology I L/L
    Anatomy & Physiology II L/L
    College Composition I

    Introduction to Professional Writing
    First Aid & CPR
    Introduction to Massage Therapy
    Swedish Massage I
    Massage Therapy Clinical I
    Kinesiology Techniques I

    Clinical Topics
    Swedish Massage II
    Massage Therapy Clinical II
    The Business of Massage
    Kinesiology Techniques II
    Advanced Massage Techniques
    Contemporary Nutrition
    Introduction to Psychology
    Electives

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    3
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    3

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    Electives: Physics, Introduction to Sociology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Pharmacology, Speech, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication or other courses approved by the Massage Therapy Program Chair.

    Curriculum on this webpage reflects the most recently approved curriculum changes for this program. Consult your advisor with questions.