Therapeutic Massage
Major Code: 472A

Certificate of Achievement

The certificate program in therapeutic massage prepares the student to work in the wellness area of professional massage therapy with clients who seek massage for pleasure, relaxation and general health maintenance. Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage.

NOTE: This sequence is intended for full-time students in the therapeutic massage program. Students interested in a part-time program option should contact their counselor for scheduling options.

Program Prerequisite Courses6

  • BIO260 Human Structure and Function *4
  • HIT105 Medical Terms for Health Occupations1
  • TMS100 Introduction to Therapeutic Massage1

Fall Semester13

  • TMS110 Professional Foundations of Therapeutic Massage +2
  • TMS120 Massage Techniques I (First 8 weeks) +3
  • TMS125 Massage Techniques II (Second 8 weeks) +3
  • TMS140 Massage Clinical I (Second 8 weeks) +2
  • TMS162 Neuromusculoskeletal-Massage Therapy3

Spring Semester12

  • TMS130 Massage Techniques III +4
  • TMS146 Massage Clinical II +2
  • TMS150 Business Practices for Massage Therapists +3
  • TMS164 Pathology for the Massage Therapist3

Program Total31


* BIO260 must be taken in a face-to-face course format. Online courses and other distance learning formats will not be accepted.

+ Program admission required for enrollment.

Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.