Curriculum

Curriculum

Massage Therapy Technology Technical Certificate, Associate in Applied Science Forrest County Center Massage Therapy Program is offered as a certificate program or a two-year Associates of Applied Science program designed to prepare students for careers as professional massage therapists. The curriculum prepares students to develop knowledge and skills for practicing massage therapy. Core courses emphasize massage therapy principles, ethics, business application, pathology, anatomy and physiology, technique modalities, and kinesiology. Students completing this program should be able to find jobs in employment settings such as spas, clinics, hospitals, fitness centers, wellness centers, corporations, sports organizations, doctors’ offices, and private practices.  

Credit Hours 1 st Semester  

MGT 1214 Intro to Massage Therapy 4  
MGT 1111 First Aid and CPR 1  
MGT 1224 Massage Therapy I 4  
MGT 1233 Massage Therapy I Lab 3  
MGT 1343 Pathology and Medical Terminology 3  
MGT 1281 Massage Clinical Lab I 1  
BIO 1513 Principles of A&P I 3  
BIO 1511 Principles of A&P I Lab 1  

2nd Semester  

MGT 1244 Massage Therapy II 4  
MGT 1253 Massage Therapy II Lab 3  
MGT 1272 Special Modalities 2  
MGT 1333 Kinesiology 3  
MGT 1263 Massage Clinical Lab II 3  
MGT 1611 Massage Board Preparation 1  
BIO 1523 Principles of A&P II 3  
BIO 1521 Principles of A&P II Lab 1  
40 Hours  
 

3rd Semester  
MGT 2223 Massage Therapy III 3  
MGT 2233 Massage Therapy IV 3  
Technical Certificate 46 Hours  
 

4th Semester  
ENG 1113(4) English Composition I 3-4  
MAT 1313(4) College Algebra 3-4  
SPT 1113 Public Speaking 3  
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3  
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3  
Associate in Applied Science 61-63 Hours