Certificate (Certificate Program) - 37 Credit Hours
The mission of the Massage Therapy Program is to provide the curriculum and clinical experiences necessary to empower graduates with knowledge, skills, and affective elements necessary to successfully practice massage therapy in the workforce.
Admission to the Program:
(1) High school graduate or equivalent; (2) grade of "C" or better in BIOL 140 and TM 110; (3) drug screen, fingerprint background check, physical exam and immunization will be required following acceptance to the program. (4) required proof of current CPR certification: American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HLTH 041 at ICC or equivalent) or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer by specified date. Proof of certification must be in the form of an original or photocopy of course completion card issued by either the AHA or ARC. (5) students are required to maintain current CPR certification throughout the program.
|Recommended Course Sequence:|
|Summer Semester 0:|
BIOL 140 (prerequisite); TM 110 (prerequisite); HLTH 120; FCS 110; PSY 110
Fall Semester 1:
Spring Semester 1:
|Required Program Courses|
|BIOL 140||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY *||4|
|FCS 110||BASIC NUTRITION ***||2|
|HLTH 120||FIRST AID ***||2|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ***||3|
|TM 110||INTRODUCTION TO MASSAGE THERAPY AND BODYWORK *||1|
|TM 111||FUNDAMENTAL MASSAGE TECHNIQUES||2|
|TM 113||PROFESSIONAL ISSUES FOR THE BODYWORKER||1.5|
|TM 112||APPLIED ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE BODYWORKER||3|
|TM 114||PATHOLOGY, DOCUMENTATION, AND TERMINOLOGY FOR THE BODYWORKER||2.5|
|TM 115||CONCEPTS OF HOLISTIC HEALTH||3|
|TM 120||THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE CLINICAL I||1|
|TM 121||ADDRESSING THE MUSCLE||3.5|
|TM 123||MASSAGE THERAPY TECHNIQUES, VARIATIONS, AND APPLICATIONS||3|
|TM 125||APPLIED KINESIOLOGY FOR THE BODYWORKER||3|
|TM 127||THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE CLINICAL II **||2.5|
* Pre-requisites for Massage Therapy Program
** Extended course that continues through the end of semester break ending mid-summer semester.
*** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into the program
Students must achieve a "C" or better in each course to remain in and graduate from this program.
For Program Information Contact:
Health Careers Department
84% of students who graduated in 2013 completed the program within the published program length.
Median Loan Debt: $5727
Full Time Employed: 50%
Possible Occupations: Massage Therapists, Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary.