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Massage Therapy CCP

Massage Therapy Overview (5232) Limited Access

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx

Program Description

This CCP limited access program prepares the student for employment as a licensed massage therapist. Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body by a person who is licensed for compensation.

Courses will include lecture and laboratory/clinical experience. Course content includes anatomy and physiology, hydrotherapy, myology, pathology, health care concepts, medical errors, HIV/AIDS education, history, state law, ethics, a variety of allied modalities and traditional oriental medicine.

Program Accreditation

This program is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

General Admission Requirements to the College

  • Complete an Application for Admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications
  • Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official college/university transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.

Admission Requirements for Massage Therapy

In addition to the General Admission requirements, student must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for selection to the program. (Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program).

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/ academicservices/Curriculum-and-Programs
  • Attend a Massage Therapy information session.
  • Submit a completed Massage Therapy program application, located on the program website, and pay the application fee by the deadline.
  • Once given a provisional program acceptance, students are required to have a criminal background check (15 years), 10 panel drug screening and health screening.

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program. Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 10; English: 10; Mathematics: 9 or qualify for TABE exemption.

Program Length

Total program clock hours: 750

Location

The program is offered at the Boca Raton campus.

For More Information

 

Please contact the department at (561) 862-4722 or via email SouthMassageThrpy@palmbeachstate.edu

Employment Opportunities

After completing this program and obtaining their license, students may seek employment as a massage therapist in a private office or clinic, health club, sports facility, resort, spa, rehabilitation clinic, medical facility, cruise ship or in private client homes.

Career Path Notes

Upon completion of the Massage Therapy Program, students receive a Massage Therapy program certificate. The student is then eligible to take the Florida State massage therapy examination, MBLEX. Once passing this exam, students are granted a Florida State Massage Therapy license.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Clock Hours: 750)

MSS0002Introduction to Massage Therapy (CCP)

78 Clock Hours

MSS0252Massage Therapy 1 (CCP)

200 Clock Hours

MSS0262Massage Therapy 2 (CCP)

235 Clock Hours

MSS0263Massage Therapy 3 (CCP)

237 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 750

Course Sequence

Term One - Spring (Year One) (Clock Hours: 513)

MSS0002Introduction to Massage Therapy (CCP)

78 Clock Hours

MSS0252Massage Therapy 1 (CCP)

200 Clock Hours

MSS0262Massage Therapy 2 (CCP)

235 Clock Hours

 

Term Two - Summer (Year One) (Clock Hours: 237)

MSS0263Massage Therapy 3 (CCP)

237 Clock Hours

 

Total Credit Hours: 750