Massage Therapy

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

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This program consists of two components, Massage Therapy I & II.  It is designed to provide students with the essential skills to become a State and eventually Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist. The curriculum includes the skills necessary for safe effective and ethical practices required to perform basic therapeutic massage.

Upon completion of the program and after acquiring the necessary state and national licensure, students will be able to work in hospitals, clinics, chiropractor and doctor offices, wellness centers, fitness centers, salons, athletic programs, corporate wellness programs, performing arts programs, as well as establish their own private practices.

Massage Therapy Approved LogoStudents will practice the clinical process of conducting client assessments, developing individualized treatment plans, and performing safe and comprehensive massage therapy under the supervision of a Licensed Massage Therapist. In addition, students will exercise their legal and ethical duties according to the regulations and expectations of the massage therapy profession and the State Board.

Requirements

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Take the TABE test for reading comprehension in the Academic Studies Center Room 200 in the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building. Students need to score a 10.0 or better to be eligible for enrollment into the program.
  • Purchase all required insurance through the Continuing Education Office.
  • Pay registration fee and required insurance at the time of registration.

Students must attend the Orientation.

Massage Therapy Curriculum

Fundamental Theory and Practice of Massage & Bodywork Therapy

  • History
  • Sanitary & Safety Practices
  • Assessment
  • Principles of Treatment
  • Massage Movements & Techniques
  • Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Methods

Anatomy and Physiology & Pathology

  • Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • Common Pathology
  • Kinesiology

Specific Areas

  • Professional Ethics & NC Laws and Regulations
  • Business Practices for Massage & Bodywork Therapy
  • Psychological Concepts/Mind-Body Connection
  • Boundary Functions
  • Adjunctive Modalities

Clinical Hours (subject to change)

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 12:30 to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 12:30 to 7:30pm
  • Friday 9:00 to 7:30pm

Clinical Requirements

  • Massage Therapy Students are required to complete 150 clinic hours.
  • The clinical portion of training begins the four month of the program.
  • In addition to the 16 hours of lecture, students must be available for another 13 hours a week to complete their clinical hours, for a total 29 hours a week.
  • All clinic hours must be completed on campus in the Massage Therapy Clinic.
  • Students are to provide all necessary equipment, including but not limited to, the massage table, linens, pillows, bolsters, oils/creams/lotions, and towels during each clinic session.
  • Students are monitored by a licensed massage therapist at all times during clinic hours.
  • Students are expected to adhere to all College and State codes of conduct.
  • The public can obtain a massage from the student clinic for a nominal fee; payment is due to the college prior to any service being provided. Tipping is prohibited. All clients are required to complete a client intake form and all SOAP notes are to be completed by the student and retained in the client file.

Massage Therapy Program Expenses

Description Estimated Cost
Registration Fee $180.00 x 2 = $360.00
Insurance $17.00
Textbooks $600.00
Uniform and Supplies $1,000.00
State MBLEx Board Exam $195.00
National Exam (optional) $300.00
Application Packet $20.00
Licensure Application Fee $150.00
Criminal History Report Fee $40.00
Total Estimated Expenses $2682.00

For more information email Ms. Bronson, LMBT at bronsonp@coastalcarolina.edu