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Plan of Study 2013-2014

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Successful completion of the Massage Therapy program meets all requirements for graduates to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) for massage therapy given by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). A passing score on the MBLEx allows the graduate to apply for a license to practice massage therapy in Ohio via the State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO).  In Ohio, licensure from the SMBO is required for massage therapy employment.

The program prepares students for careers in the massage therapy field including health and fitness environments, salon and day spas, medical offices, private practices, and many other areas of opportunity.

The Massage Therapy Advanced Techniques Certificate includes training in various advanced topics in massage therapy designed to prepare students for positions in specialized areas.

Upon completion of the Associate of Technical Studies Degree in Massage Therapy/Entrepreneurship, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and perform soft tissue manipulation techniques which may be appropriate for use in the treatment of disorders of the human body
  • Effectively communicate the beneficial effects of massage to patients
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess and appropriately treat disorders of the human body, which may benefit from massage
  • Display an understanding and demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain appropriate patient and business records
  • Display an understanding of skills necessary to establish and operate a massage therapy practice or integrate into a multidisciplinary environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with other health care providers as to the advisability of massage
  • Display an understanding of and demonstrate the effective use of complementary therapeutic modalities in the treatment of ailments of the human body
  • Display an understanding of, and effectively educate patients in, the proper care and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide therapeutic massage in accordance with the State Medical Board of Ohio scope of practice and the professional ethical standards as determined by the American Massage Therapy Association.

Specific Program Admissions Information Listed below are additional requirements for admission to the
Massage Therapy degree program:

  • High school graduate or GED equivalency
  • Placement into ENGL 1100
  • Placement into MATH 1010
  • Student must complete the program prerequisites (first summer semester) with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and grade of “C” or better in each of the courses.
  • Required meeting with a Massage Therapy Program academic
    or faculty advisor to complete the program enrollment process.

Massage Therapy/Entrepreneurship Associate of Technical Studies Degree

COURSE . CR
Summer Semester . .
MULT 1010 Medical Terminology 2
BIO 2300 Human Anatomy 4
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
MULT 1170 Current Issues: HIV Infection 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 1 . .
BIO 2232 Human Physiology 4
MASS 1261 Massage Techniques 4
MATH 1010 Math for Business Applications 4
MASS 1236 Massage Therapy Law & Ethics 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Semester 2 . .
MASS 2891 Massage Clinical 4
MASS 1273 Massage Pathophysiology 4
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping I 3
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14
Summer Semester . .
MASS 228X Technical Elective 2
MASS 228X Technical Elective 2
MASS 2296 Massage Therapy Board Review 2
BOA 1113 QuickBooks I 1
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 3 . .
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development 3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list 3
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles 3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business 3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
BOA 1114 QuickBooks II 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 64

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

MASS 2280 Nationwide Children’s Hosp Adv Studies 2
MASS 2281 Hot Stone Massage 2
MASS 2282 Trigger Point I 4
MASS 2284 Sports Massage 2
MASS 2285 Aromatherapy Basics for Massage Therapy 2
MASS 2286 Spa Services for Massage Therapy 2

Approved General Education (GE) List

(SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I  3
HART 1202 History of Art II  3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648  3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877  3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I: Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500  3
HIST 2223 African-American History I: 1451-1876  3
HIST 2224 African-American History II: 1877-Present  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History  3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy  3
PHIL 1130 Ethics  3

Massage Therapy Certificate Program

Specific Program Admissions Information: Listed below are additional requirements for admission to the
Massage Therapy Certificate program:

  • High school graduate or GED
  • Placement into ENGL 1100 and MATH 1010
  • Student must complete the program prerequisites (first Summer Semester) with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and grade of “C” or better in each of the courses.
  • Required meeting with a Massage Therapy program academic
    or faculty advisor to complete the program enrollment process.
COURSE . CR
Summer Semester . .
MULT 1010 Medical Terminology 2
BIO 2300 Human Anatomy 4
MULT 1170 Current Issues: HIV Infection 1
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 1 . .
MASS 1261 Massage Techniques 4
BIO 2232 Human Physiology 4
MASS 1236 Massage Therapy Law & Ethics 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 10
Semester 2 . .
MASS 2891 Massage Clinical 4
MASS 1273 Massage Pathophysiology 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Summer Semester . .
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
MASS 228X Technical Elective 2
MASS 228X Technical Elective 2
MASS 2296 Massage Therapy Board Review 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 35

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

MASS 2280 Nationwide Children’s Hosp Adv Studies 2
MASS 2281 Hot Stone Massage 2
MASS 2282 Trigger Point Therapy 4
MASS 2284 Sports Massage 2
MASS 2285 Aromatherapy Basics for Massage Therapy 2
MASS 2286 Spa Services for Massage Therapy 2

Massage Therapy Advanced Techniques Certificate

Specific Program Admissions Information

  • Placement into ENGL 1100
  • Completion of State Medical Board of Ohio massage therapy coursework
  • Required meeting with a Massage Therapy program academic or faculty advisor.
Semester 1 . .
MASS 228X Technical Elective  2
MASS 228X Technical Elective  2
MASS 228X Technical Elective  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
Semester 2 . .
MASS 228X Technical Elective  2
MASS 228X Technical Elective  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 4
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 10

Technical Electives

MASS 2280  Nationwide Children’s Hospital Advanced Studies  2
MASS 2281 Hot Stone Massage  2
MASS 2282 Trigger Point I  4
MASS 2284 Sports Massage  2
MASS 2285 Aromatherapy Basics for Massage Therapy  2
MASS 2286 Spa Services for Massage Therapy  2

NOTE: Registration for any MASS course requires acceptance to the Massage Therapy program. Students must receive a letter grade of “C” or better in all Massage Therapy course work.