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This program is for the 2011-2012 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.

The Therapeutic Massage curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction and kneading of the body for maintaining wellness or treating alterations in wellness throughout the lifespan.

Courses will include content in normal human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic massage, ethical/legal issues, business practices, nutrition and psychology.

Employment opportunities in North Carolina may be found in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, health departments, home health, medical offices, nursing homes, spas, health and sports clubs, and private practice. Graduates may be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam or the National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Graduation requires the listed courses, HCC Massage and Body Work Therapy Competencies, NC State Board of Massage and Body Work Therapy requirements and a minimum of 600 hours, and have a 2.0 GPA or higher before making application to take the licensing exam.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2011-2012 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Diploma in Therapeutic Massage D45750

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
MTH-110 Fundamentals of Massage 6 9 3 10
PSY-150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
PED-110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 0 2
or PED-122 Yoga I 0 2 0 1
Total: 14-15
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 4 2 0 5
MTH-120 Therapeutic Massage Applications 6 9 3 10
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
Total: 18
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
MTH-121 Clinical Supplement I 0 0 3 1
MTH-125 Ethics of Massage 2 0 0 2
NUT-110 Nutrition 3 0 0 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 38-39