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This program exceeds 750 hours and is currently ineligible for Title IV funds
This comprehensive degree program develops a practical working knowledge of the anatomical and physiological sciences necessary for successful and rewarding employment as a massage therapist. The required specialized courses challenge students to acquire the proficiency and competence necessary to this field. As part of their professional development, students are prepared to build a clientele, create a successful business, or secure job placement.
Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will receive an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree in Massage Therapy.
- To prepare students for entry level positions as a massage therapist.
- Demonstrate a practical working knowledge of the anatomical and physiological sciences.
- Demonstrate proficiency in several advanced modalities.
|Prerequisite||High School Graduate or equivalent.|
|Body Centered Therapy (CMT 132)
Clinic Massage (CMT 140)
Integrative Massage (CMT 142)
Massage Level 1 (CMT 110)
Massage Level 2 (CMT 120)
Massage Level 3 (CMT 130)
Neuroanatomy (BIO 230)
Palpation of Anatomy (CMT 122)
Pathology for Massage Therapists (BIO 210)
Sports Massage Level 1 (SPM 130)
|Anatomy (BIO 110)
Business (BUS 140)
Diet & Nutrition (BIO 140)
Physiology (BIO 120)
|Required||Select two (2) areas of specialization and a minimum of 16 quarter credit hours.
|Select a minimum of 6.5 quarter hour electives if specialized courses are less than 22.5 quarter credit hours.
Applied Kinesiology (ELE 201)
93 credit hours
Minimum of 6.5 elective quarter credit hours if specialized courses total less than 22.5 quarter credit hours.
Completion: 27 months (maximum), 24 months (minimum)
Former CSHA students wanting to transfer into the degree program must meet all equivalent course work and degree requirements and must complete a minimum of 23.5 quarter credit hours in the degree program.
Non-CSHA students wanting to transfer comparable course work into the degree program must meet existing transfer requirements and complete a minimum of 25% of the required degree curriculum at CSHA.
Gainful Employment Information (Data Reported in 2016)
|Name and Standard Occupational Classification for this program||Massage Therapists; 31-9011.00|
|U.S. Dept. of Labor’s O*Net for this program||Click Here|
|On-time graduation rate for this program||76%|
|Job placement rate||93%|
|Median loan debt incurred (prior to ineligibility)||Title IV: $11,067; Private: $0|
|Tuition and fee charges||See AOS Tuition|
|Graduation & Placement Rates||See chart|
|Gainful Employment Information||Click Here|