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Previous courses Massage Therapy (MASS)

The Massage Therapy program meets all requirements to sit for the State of Ohio Medical Board examination for Massage Therapy. It prepares the students to work in the massage therapy field in, but not limited to, health and fitness environments, salon and day spas, medical offices, private practices and many other opportunities.
 
The Massage Therapy LMT Degree Completion program is designed for currently Licensed Massage Therapists to earn an associate of applied science degree. With proof of current licensure by the State of Ohio, the student will be awarded 45 technical credits towards their degree.

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 degree in Massage Therapy, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and be able to 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 101 Beginning Composition
  • Placement into MATH 101 Business Math
  • Student must obtain a Certificate of Preliminary Education from the State Medical Board of Ohio

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Massage Therapy Associate Degree

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition  3
HIMT 121 Advanced Medical Terminology  3
BIO 261 Human Anatomy  5
MULT 171 Current Issues in HIV  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    12

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
MASS 271 Massage Anatomy and Physiology I  5
MASS 261 Massage Techniques I  6
MASS 235 Principles of Massage Law and Business  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    15

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
MASS 262 Massage Techniques II  6
MASS 272 Massage Anatomy and Physiology II  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    11

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
MASS 236 Medical Ethics for Massage Therapy  3
MASS 292 Massage Therapy Practicum I  5
MASS 273 Massage Anatomy and Physiology III  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    13

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
MASS 294 Massage Therapy Practicum II 5
MASS XXX Massage Elective 2-5
MASS 274 Massage Anatomy and Physiology IV 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    12–15

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
ENGL 102 Essay and Research 3
HUM xxx Humanities 111, 112, 113, 151,152 or 224 5
XXX xxx Basic Related Elective: HOSP 153, NURC 176 or NURC 177 4-5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   12-13

Quarter 7

Course Name Credits
SSCI XXX 100, 101, 102, 105 or GEOG 240  5
COMM 200 Business Communications  3
MATH 101 Business Math  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    13

Quarter 8

Course Name Credits
MASS 28X Advanced Massage Elective from approved list 3
COMM 105  Speech 3
XXX XXX Basic Related Elective: HOSP 153, NURC 176 or NURC 177 4-5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    10
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    10-11
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS    98–103

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Students should request a plan of study from their faculty advisor.

Technical Electives for Massage Therapy Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Technical Electives:

Course Name Credits
MULT 103  Responding to Emergencies 2
NURC 175 Principles of Homeopathy  4
SES 240 Exercise Physiology  5
SES 241 Kinesiology  5

Advanced Massage Electives:

Course Name Credits
MASS 280 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Advanced Studies  3
MASS 281 Hot Stone Massage  3
MASS 282 Trigger Point I  3
MASS 283 Trigger Point II  3
MASS 284 Sports Massage  3
MASS 285 Aromatherapy Massage  3
MASS 286 Spa Services  3

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Massage Therapy LMT Degree Completion

Specific Program Admissions Information

  • Must be a Licensed Massage Therapist by the State Medical Board of Ohio
  • Must place into ENGL 101

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition 3
MASS 28X Advanced Massage Elective 3
BIO 261 Human Anatomy 5
HOSP 153 Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    16

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
MASS 28X Advanced Massage Elective  3
MULT 171 Current Issues in HIV  1
COMM 105 Speech  3
ENGL 102 Essay and Research  3
HUM XXX Humanities 111, 112, 113, 151, 152, 224  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    15

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
MASS 28X Advanced Massage Elective 3
SSCI XXX 100,101,102, 105 or GEOG 240 5
MATH 101 Business Math 5
SES 240 Exercise Physiology 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    18

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
MASS 28X Advanced Massage Elective  3
MASS 28X Advanced Massage Elective  3
COMM 200 Business Communications  3
HIMT 121 Medical Terminology  3
NURC 177 Holistic Healing Methods  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    16
TECHNICAL CREDITS FROM LICENSURE    45
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS    110

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Advanced Massage Electives:

Course Name Credits
MASS 280 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Advanced Studies 3
MASS 281 Hot Stone Massage 3
MASS 282 Trigger Point I 3
MASS 283 Trigger Point II 3
MASS 284 Sports Massage 3
MASS 285 Aromatherapy Massage 3
MASS 286 Spa Services 3

Massage Therapy Certificate

Specific Program Admissions Information

Prerequisites for the Massage Therapy Certificate program:

  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Student must obtain a Certificate of Preliminary  Education from the State Medical Board of Ohio
  • Student must complete the prerequisites listed below with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and C’s or better in each of the courses.

 

PREREQUISITE COURSES

Course Name Credits
(Placement into ENGL 101)    
HIMT 121 Advanced Medical Terminology  3
BIO 261 Human Anatomy  5
MULT 171 Current Issues in HIV  1

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
MASS 261 Massage Technique I  6
MASS 271 Massage Anatomy and Physiology I  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    11

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
MASS 262 Massage Technique II  6
MASS 272 Massage Anatomy and Physiology II  5
MASS 235 Massage Law and Business Principles for Massage Therapy 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    15

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
MASS 236 Medical Ethics for Massage Therapists  3
MASS 273 Massage Anatomy and Physiology III  5
MASS 292 Massage Therapy Practicum I  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    13

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
XXXX XXX Massage Therapy Elective Course  2–5
MASS 294 Massage Therapy Practicum II  5
MASS 274 Massage Anatomy and Physiology IV  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    12–15
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS    51–54

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Technical Electives for Massage Therapy Certificate Program

Course Name Credits
MULT 103  Responding to Emergencies 2
NURC 175 Principles of Homeopathy  4
NURC 176  Fundamentals of Herbology 4
NURC 177  Holistic Healing Methods 4
SES 240 Exercise Physiology  5
SES 241 Kinesiology  5

Advanced Massage Electives:

Course Name Credits
MASS 280 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Advanced Studies  3
MASS 281 Hot Stone Massage  3
MASS 282 Trigger Point I  3
MASS 283 Trigger Point II  3
MASS 284 Sports Massage  3
MASS 285 Aromatherapy Massage  3
MASS 286 Spa Services  3

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Massage Therapy Advanced Techniques Certificate

Specific Program Admissions Information

  • Placement into ENGL 101
  • Completion of State Medical Board of Ohio massage therapy coursework

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
MASS 28X Advanced Massage Elective  3
MASS 28X Advanced Massage Elective  3
MASS 28X Advanced Massage Elective  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   9

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
MASS 28X Advanced Massage Elective  3
MASS 28X Advanced Massage Elective  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS    6
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS    15

NOTE: Students must receive a letter grade of “C” or better in all Massage Therapy course work.

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Advanced Massage Electives:

Course Name Credits
MASS 280 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Advanced Studies  3
MASS 281 Hot Stone Massage  3
MASS 282 Trigger Point I  3
MASS 283 Trigger Point II  3
MASS 284 Sports Massage  3
MASS 285 Aromatherapy Massage  3
MASS 286 Spa Services  3

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