The Massage Therapy program consists of two courses, Massage Therapy I and Massage Therapy II, completed in that order. The program is designed to provide students with the essential skills to become a State Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. The curriculum includes the skills necessary for safe, effective, and ethical practices required to perform basic Swedish, deep tissue, and therapeutic massage.
Upon completion of the program and after acquiring the necessary state licensure, students will be able to work in hospitals, clinics, chiropractor and doctor offices, wellness centers, fitness centers, salons, athletic programs, corporate wellness programs, as well as establish their own private practices.
- Students must be 18 years of age or older.
- Have obtained a high school diploma (or equivalent).
- Take a standardized placement test in the Academic Studies Center, in room 200 of the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building. This requirement is waived if the applicant has a college degree. Please see the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for details.
- Pay registration fee and required insurance at the time of registration. Orientation will be held on the first day of class.
Pay varies greatly depending upon location and type of employer. Visit the College Foundation of North Carolina’s Find a Career page to learn more about salary ranges in this field.
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