Spring Semester 2018 Information Sessions
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 12 noon or 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12 noon or 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12 noon or 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12 noon or 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12 noon or 5 p.m.
All sessions will be held in Union Hall - Room 145
Please RSVP with date and time to Stan Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In September 1997, the Massage Therapy Program (Certificate Program) began at Columbus State Community College. In August 1999, the Ohio Board of Regents approved an Associates of Applied Science in Massage Therapy. The first class of graduates from the Associates of Applied Science degree program consisted of four students in September 2000.
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.
Since January 2012 when Ohio adopted the MBLEx as its licensure exam, 98% of Columbus State Community College – Massage Therapy Program graduates that have taken the exam, have passed on their first attempt. The pass-rate currently for the State of Ohio is 82% and the national pass-rate is 72%.
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 Program is part of Allied Health Professions under the direction of Dr. Connie Grossman in the Health & Human Services Division.
Programs and Certificates
Columbus State Community College does not guarantee job placement for graduates.